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TitleFunctional Imaging of the Chest [electronic resource] / edited by Hans-Ulrich Kauczor
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 2004
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For a long time, imaging of the chest was based on the use of either radiography, demonstrating lung morphology, or scintigraphy, looking at lung function. However, as a result of recent developments in CT and MRI technology it is now possible to perform dedicated investigations of different aspects of lung function, such as ventilation, perfusion, gas exchange, and respiratory mechanics. This volume, written by acknowledged experts in the field, provides a well-illustrated and comprehensive review of these novel approaches to functional imaging of the chest. It will be of great assistance to all who are establishing such strategies in the research or clinical arenas for the diagnostic work-up and follow-up of patients with lung diseases


1 General Role of Imaging in the Evaluation of Diffuse Infiltrative and Airways Diseases -- 2 Assessment of Lung Physiology Using Pulmonary Function Tests -- 3 Large Airways at CT: Bronchiectasis, Asthma and COPD -- 4 Small Airways, Bronchiolitis, Air Trapping -- 5 CT and MRI of Pulmonary Emphysema: Assessment of Lung Structure and Function -- 6 Lung Parenchyma, Fibrosis -- 6.1 CT Imaging -- 6.2 MR Imaging -- 7 Analysis of Distribution of Ventilation -- 7.1 Helium MR Imaging -- 7.2 CT for Assessment of Ventilation Distribution -- 7.3 Lung Scintigraphy -- 8 Oxygen-Sensitive Imaging, Gas Exchange -- 9 Pulmonary Perfusion -- 9.1 CT Perfusion Imaging of the Lung in Pulmonary Embolism -- 9.2 MR Pulmonary Perfusion -- 10 Respiratory Mechanics: CT and MRI -- 11 Respiration Therapy -- List of Contributors

Medicine Human physiology Emergency medicine Radiology Respiratory organs -- Diseases Thoracic surgery Medicine & Public Health Imaging / Radiology Diagnostic Radiology Pneumology/Respiratory System Thoracic Surgery Human Physiology Emergency Medicine


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