MDCT evaluation of central airway and vascular complications of lung transplantation

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Oct;191(4):1046-56. doi: 10.2214/AJR.07.2691.


Objective: The purpose of this article is to illustrate the spectrum of central airway and vascular complications in lung transplantation using MDCT, with an emphasis on the usefulness of advanced postprocessing techniques.

Conclusion: MDCT is an invaluable tool in the diagnosis, evaluation, and posttreatment assessment of central airway and vascular complications in lung transplant recipients. Advanced postprocessing techniques provide complementary information that is visually accessible and anatomically meaningful for the clinician.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aneurysm, False / diagnostic imaging
  • Bronchial Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Contrast Media
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Iohexol / analogs & derivatives
  • Lung Transplantation*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pulmonary Embolism / diagnostic imaging
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*
  • Tracheal Diseases / diagnostic imaging


  • Contrast Media
  • Iohexol
  • iopromide