High-resolution CT of pediatric lung disease

Radiol Clin North Am. 2002 Jan;40(1):89-110. doi: 10.1016/s0033-8389(03)00111-8.


High-resolution CT in children remains a technically challenging procedure, both to perform optimally and to interpret correctly. Although much remains to be learned about its optimal application, it is apparent that often confusing or nonspecific chest radiographs are clarified and a much clearer understanding is being gained about the diagnosis and evolution of both common and unusual pediatric lung diseases. As new therapies become available for these disorders, and CT becomes faster and easier to perform, it will become increasingly used not only for more accurate diagnosis but also for better evaluation of effects of therapy.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Age Factors
  • Bronchiectasis / diagnostic imaging
  • Bronchiectasis / etiology
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans / diagnostic imaging
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia / diagnostic imaging
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Lung Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung Diseases / therapy
  • Male
  • Pneumonia, Aspiration / diagnostic imaging
  • Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Time Factors
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*