Snippet 16: Inflammatory vs Fibrotic ILD

How to differentiate between inflammatory and fibrotic ILDs, between potentially reversible, irreversible and perhaps progressive ILDs

Bhavin Jankharia

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Index and Table of Contents
Technical and Practice Issues * Case 11: 62-years old misdiagnosed to have interstitial lung disease - mid-inspiratory and expiratory scans * Snippet 03: Radiation risk and CT chest * Case 23: 60-years old - 40-pack years smoker - right upper lobe nodule - resolved using “mean” reconstructions…

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In many patients, it is often important to figure out whether the interstitial lung disease (ILD) is fibrotic or inflammatory or mixed and whether there is a potentially reversible (inflammatory) component or whether the ILD is irreversible and perhaps even progressive.

This snippet first revises the various signs of fibrosing and non-fibrosing ILDs and then discusses with examples, if it is possible to differentiate inflammatory from fibrotic ILDs and what the best way to do this is.

The video explains this in detail.

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