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Principles of imaging tests 

Principles of imaging tests
Chapter:
Principles of imaging tests
Author(s):

Sujal R. Desai

, Susan J. Copley

, Zelena A. Aziz

, and David M. Hansell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199560479.003.0001
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date: 22 September 2020

Chest radiography 2

Computed tomography (CT) 5

High-resolution CT (HRCT) 8

Helical and multidetector CT (MDCT) 10

Radionuclide imaging 12

Miscellaneous radionuclide tests used in chest medicine 13

Positron emission tomography (PET) 15

Magnetic resonance imaging 17

Ultrasound 18

Radiation dose 19

The chest radiograph (CXR) is the mainstay of radiological investigation in patients with suspected lung disease. Despite the considerable advances in radiographic technology, the key physical principles of chest radiography technique have not changed appreciably over 100 years....

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