Tracheobronchomalacia: Evolving role of dynamic multislice helical CT

Phillip M. Boiselle, David Feller-Kopman, Simon Ashiku, Dawn Weeks, Armin Ernst

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Abstract

Paired inspiratory and dynamic expiratory multislice CT imaging is a promising method for diagnosing TBM. A low-dose technique should be considered for the dynamic portion to reduce radiation exposure. Visual and quantitative analysis of the central airways provide a comprehensive assessment by allowing for the accurate diagnosis of TBM, determining its extent, assessing for predisposing conditions, and aiding selection of candidates for stent placement or tracheoplasty procedures. This technique can also be helpful for assessing response of airway dynamics following therapeutic intervention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)627-636
Number of pages10
JournalRadiologic clinics of North America
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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