The relationship between chest radiographic scores and respiratory function tests in children with cystic fibrosis

Pediatr Radiol. 1977;5(4):198-200. doi: 10.1007/BF00972175.


Chest radiographic scores and respiratory function on 80 sets of results from 50 patients with Cystic Fibrosis were analyzed. Chest radiographic scores were assessed independently using the method of Chrispin and Norman. Respiratory function tests were found to correlate well with the chest radiographic score, the best correlation being with the forced expiratory volume in 0.75 sec. to forced vital capacity ratio F.E.V. 0.75/ F.V.C. (r = -0.674 n = 80 p less than 0.001).

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Cystic Fibrosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cystic Fibrosis / physiopathology
  • Forced Expiratory Volume
  • Functional Residual Capacity
  • Humans
  • Radiography, Thoracic*
  • Respiratory Function Tests*
  • Vital Capacity