CT scanning is the most important noninvasive diagnostic key to the identification and characterization of Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), and aids the radiologist and the clinician in the management of patients who carry this disorder. Among all noninvasive methods, it provides the highest sensitivity and specificity in the detection of ILD.
After reviewing this article, the student should be able to:
- Explain the epidemiology, history, and etymology of Interstitial Lung Disease.
- Define the radiological anatomy of the lungs.
- Understand the technique of chest CTs.
- Identify the different patterns of lung pathologies on High Resolution CTs.