Demonstrability of endobronchial mucosa on the lesion of central bronchus by three dimensional CT

F. Mimura, M. Kusumoto, Y. Ohno, T. Nakamura, T. Choh, A. Motoyama, K. Kimura, E. Itouji, K. Yamasaki, M. Kono

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to asses the usefulness of three- dimensional CT (3D-CT) in the demonstrability of mucosal irregularity on the central airway diseases. In the experimental study, 3D-CT with 1mm thickness of the x-ray beam, 2mm/sec table feed time and 1mm reconstruction pitch can clearly demonstrate the simulated endobronchial protrusion. Clinically, 22 patients with hilar lung cancer were studied. In 18 cases (81.8%), the surface of mucosa in tumor were well correlated to fiberoptic bronchoscopical findings. In conclusion 3D-CT could not only detect the endobronchial lesion or stenosis but also demonstrate the mucosal abnormality. 3CD-CT can be helpful for predicting whether bronchoscopical biopsy is possible or not.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-12
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Radiology
Volume41
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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