Multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) can be used to quantify morphological features and investigate structure/function relationship in COPD. This approach allows a phenotypical definition of COPD patients, and might improve our understanding of disease pathogenesis and suggest new therapeutical options. In recent years, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has also become potentially suitable for the assessment of ventilation, perfusion and respiratory mechanics. This review focuses on the established clinical applications of CT, and novel CT and MRI techniques, which may prove valuable in evaluating the structural and functional damage in COPD.

New insights on COPD imaging via CT and MRI / Sverzellati, Nicola; Molinari, Francesco; Pirronti, Tommaso; Bonomo, Lorenzo; Spagnolo, Paolo; Zompatori, Maurizio. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE. - ISSN 1176-9106. - 2:3(2007), pp. 301-312.

New insights on COPD imaging via CT and MRI.

SVERZELLATI, Nicola;
2007

Abstract

Multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) can be used to quantify morphological features and investigate structure/function relationship in COPD. This approach allows a phenotypical definition of COPD patients, and might improve our understanding of disease pathogenesis and suggest new therapeutical options. In recent years, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has also become potentially suitable for the assessment of ventilation, perfusion and respiratory mechanics. This review focuses on the established clinical applications of CT, and novel CT and MRI techniques, which may prove valuable in evaluating the structural and functional damage in COPD.
New insights on COPD imaging via CT and MRI / Sverzellati, Nicola; Molinari, Francesco; Pirronti, Tommaso; Bonomo, Lorenzo; Spagnolo, Paolo; Zompatori, Maurizio. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE. - ISSN 1176-9106. - 2:3(2007), pp. 301-312.
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
New insights on COPD imaging via CT and MRI - Int J COPD 2007.pdf

non disponibili

Tipologia: Documento in Post-print
Licenza: Creative commons
Dimensione 1.28 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
1.28 MB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11381/2338438
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? 12
  • Scopus 25
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact