Recent advances in computed tomography imaging in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Academic Article


  • Lung imaging is increasingly being used to diagnose, quantify, and phenotype chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Although spirometry is the gold standard for the diagnosis of COPD and for severity staging, the role of computed tomography (CT) imaging has expanded in both clinical practice and research.COPDis a heterogeneous disease with considerable variability in clinical features, radiographic disease, progression, and outcomes. Recent studies have examined the utility of CT imaging in enhancing diagnostic certainty, improving phenotyping, predicting disease progression and prognostication, selecting patients for intervention, and also in furthering our understanding of the complex pathophysiology of this disease. Multiple CT metrics show promise for use as imaging biomarkers in COPD.
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    Author List

  • Bodduluri S; Reinhardt JM; Hoffman EA; Newell JD; Bhatt SP
  • Start Page

  • 281
  • End Page

  • 289
  • Volume

  • 15
  • Issue

  • 3