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Computed tomography for the diagnosis of infectious diseases of the chest.
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PMID:  23496684     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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BACKGROUND: Pulmonary infection is a common reason for imaging of the lung in immunocompetent and immunosuppressed patients. Findings on chest radiography are nonspecific and encompass poor sensitivity. The role of computed tomography (CT) has been evolving in the diagnosis of lung infections.
OBJECTIVE: This paper reviews recent developments in the efficacy and utility of CT in the diagnosis of suspected pulmonary infections in a variety of patient populations.
METHODS: Recent published literature was reviewed to prepare this treatise on the role of CT.
CONCLUSION: Knowledge and skills at pattern recognition are crucial for the CT interpretation in lung infections. Computed tomography scan is increasingly used to increase the sensitivity of the radiologic diagnosis of thoracic infections. The greatest value of CT is when the radiograph is normal, findings are equivocal, and to differentiate infection from non-infectious disorders.
Authors:
Sat Sharma
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert opinion on medical diagnostics     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1753-0059     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Opin Med Diagn     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-18     Completed Date:  2013-03-19     Revised Date:  2014-07-31    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101392201     Medline TA:  Expert Opin Med Diagn     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1247-62     Citation Subset:  -    
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