Imaging of patients with severe emphysema considered for lung volume reduction surgery

Br J Radiol. 1999 Mar;72(855):227-35. doi: 10.1259/bjr.72.855.10396211.


Lung volume reduction surgery has recently been reintroduced as a palliative treatment for patients with severe emphysema. Selection criteria vary between centres and imaging is extensively used, but the exact role of individual techniques in the selection process is still emerging.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Patient Selection
  • Pneumonectomy*
  • Pulmonary Emphysema / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pulmonary Emphysema / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed