n SA Journal of Radiology - Paediatric HRCT of the chest - help for the general radiologist : pictorial essay

Volume 9, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1027-202X
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6778



Extracted from text ... 21 SA JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY ? December 2005 Introduction A higher proportion of paediatric interstitial lung diseases can be diagnosed with high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scan than plain radiography, with the diagnosis being made with more confidence and higher accuracy.1 HRCT is probably easier to interpret in the child than in the adult. There is less pressure to reach a definitive diagnosis from the HRCT alone, because many entities resulting in diffuse lung disease are rare in childhood and do not require consideration. In addition, endstage fibrosis, which has nonspecific appearances, is rare. Lastly, infection is the most likely ..

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