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Imaging in COPD 

Imaging in COPD
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Imaging in COPD
Author(s):

Onn Min Kon

and Aimee L. Brame

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199549146.003.0004
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date: 21 October 2020

Plain chest X-rays are normal in mild COPD.

Increased bronchovascular markings on chest X-rays are seen in chronic bronchitis.

Hyperinflation, bullae, and oligaemia are seen in chest X-rays in emphysema.

High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scans are useful for detecting, defining the extent, and distribution of emphysema.

High-resolution CT scans allow for discrimination of COPD from other pulmonary diseases.

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