A Study Of Spectrum Of Imaging Findings On HRCT Thorax In Different Interstitial Pneumonia

Indian Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences
Year: 2019, Volume: 21(B), Issue. (2)
First page: (269) Last page: (279)
Online ISSN: 2249-7935
Print ISSN: 0975-8917
doi:

A Study of Spectrum of Imaging Findings on HRCT Thorax in Different Interstitial Pneumonia
Kemy P1*
and Dipti A2*
1
Resident, 2Professor and Head , Department of radiology, AMC MET Medical college, Maninagar , Ahmedabad  
Corresponding author email id
: kemyshah1@gmail.com

Online Published on 02-Jul-2019

ABSTRACT

Introduction: The interstitial pneumonias are a heterogeneous group of nonneoplastic diffuse parenchymal lung diseases that result from damage to the lungs by varying combinations of inflammation and fibrosis. For accurate diagnosis, clinico‐ radiological‐pathological correlation is needed. However, in majority of cases, radiological findings from chest imaging by HRCT thorax in clinically suspicious patient are adequate for diagnosis. Aims & Objectives: To determine the correlation between the patients socio‐demographic factors and the interstitial lung pattern at HRCT imaging To determine the pattern of different lung parenchymal changes as seen at HRCT imaging. Methodology: A hospital based prospective study was done on total of 25 cases of clinically suspected interstitial pneumonia during period from December 2018 to may 2019. HRCT thorax imaging was performed using Phillips MX 16 Slice MDCT machine. Results: Of the 25 cases, most common pattern was identified as usual interstitial pneumonia in 15 patients(60%). Patients of 60‐70 year of age group and female were mostly diagnosed as usual interstitial pneumonia. Septal thickening was common finding in majority of the patiets.(22 patients). Conclusion: From these observations, it was found that HRCT thorax imaging is an excellent, non invasive modality with multiplanner capabilities. Clinical and laboratory finding along with HRCT workup is essential for the diagnosis of specific interstitial pneumonia. UIP was the most common interstitial pneumonia observed in our study.

Keywords

interstitial pneumonia, HRCT thorax, usual interstitial pneumonia, nonspecific interstitial pneumonia

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