: Interstitial lung abnormalities (ILAs) represent radiologic abnormalities incidentally detected on chest computed tomography (CT) examination, potentially related to interstitial lung diseases (ILD). Numerous studies have demonstrated that ILAs are associated with increased risk of progression toward pulmonary fibrosis and mortality. Some radiological patterns have been proven to be at a higher risk of progression. In this setting, the role of radiologists in reporting these interstitial abnormalities is critical. This review aims to discuss the most recent advancements in understanding this radiological entity and the open issues that still prevent the translation from theory to practice, emphasizing the importance of ILA recognition and adequately reporting in clinical practice.
Interstitial lung abnormalities: new insights between theory and clinical practice / Ledda, Roberta Eufrasia; Milanese, Gianluca; Milone, Francesca; Leo, Ludovica; Balbi, Maurizio; Silva, Mario; Sverzellati, Nicola. - In: INSIGHTS INTO IMAGING. - ISSN 1869-4101. - 13:1(2022), p. 6. [10.1186/s13244-021-01141-z]
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