High-resolution CT of paediatric lung disease

Eur Radiol. 2001;11(12):2564-75. doi: 10.1007/s003300100865. Epub 2001 Aug 1.


High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) has improved our understanding of many lung diseases in adults. The technique is used less often in children due to concerns regarding radiation dose. However, HRCT may provide important diagnostic information in a variety of lung diseases in children including airways diseases and diffuse interstitial lung disease. This review illustrates the HRCT appearances of a variety of conditions and describes the emerging role of the technique in children.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans / diagnostic imaging
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans / etiology
  • Child
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung Diseases / etiology
  • Lung Diseases, Interstitial / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung Diseases, Interstitial / etiology
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*