High-resolution computed tomography of the lung

Mayo Clin Proc. 1989 Oct;64(10):1284-94. doi: 10.1016/s0025-6196(12)61292-0.


High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and thin-section CT are techniques that are particularly suited for evaluation of the pulmonary parenchyma. These techniques have been found useful in the assessment of bronchiectasis and solitary pulmonary nodules. HRCT offers promise in evaluation of diffuse and focal pulmonary parenchymal disease. The principles and applications of HRCT of the lung are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bronchiectasis / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung / pathology
  • Lung Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Lung Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*