Newer Imaging Techniques for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

Clin Perinatol. 2015 Dec;42(4):871-87. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2015.08.012. Epub 2015 Sep 26.


Imaging has played a vital role in the clinical assessment of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) since its first recognition. In this review, how chest radiograph, computerized tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, and MRI have contributed to the understanding of BPD pathology and how emerging advancements in these methods, including low-dose and quantitative CT, sophisticated proton and hyperpolarized-gas MRI, influence the future of BPD imaging are discussed.

Keywords: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia; Computerized tomography; Imaging; Lung development; MRI; Prematurity.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Lung / pathology*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Proton Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed