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CT in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Diagnosis and Beyond.

Research paper by James F JF Gruden

Indexed on: 24 Feb '16Published on: 24 Feb '16Published in: AJR. American journal of roentgenology



Abstract

This review focuses on recent idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis guidelines with regard to CT-based diagnosis, the limitations and potential sources of diagnostic error in their clinical application, and proposals for future guideline modification and improvement. The review also addresses the use of CT in disease monitoring, prognostic assessment, and therapeutic clinical trials.Ongoing research and clinical experience highlight the need for updating existing guidelines frequently.