Computed Tomography of the Lung: A Pattern Approach aims to enable the reader to recognize and understand the CT signs of lung diseases and diseases with pulmonary involvement as a sound basis for diagnosis. After an introductory chapter, basic anatomy and its relevance to the interpretation of CT appearances is discussed. Advice is then provided on how to approach a CT scan of the lungs, and the different distribution and appearance patterns of disease are described. Subsequent chapters focus on the nature of these patterns, identify which diseases give rise to them, and explain how to differentiate between the diseases. The concluding chapter presents a large number of typical and less typical cases that will help the reader to practice application of the knowledge gained from the earlier chapters. Since the first edition, the book has been adapted and updated, with the inclusion of many new figures and case studies.
About the Author
Curriculum vitae Johny A. Verschakelen
Professor of Radiology – Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
Senior staff member, responsible for chest radiology at the department of Radiology, University Hospitals Leuven.
Founding member, member of the Board and Past President of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging.
Member of the Board and General Secretary of the Belgian Radiological Society.
Member of the Fleischner Society, the Society of Thoracic Imaging, the European Respiratory Society, the ECR and the RSNA.
Reviewer of several journals.
He has a widespread interest in all aspects of chest radiology, with a particular interest in CT of the lungs.
Invited lecturer worldwide on many aspects of chest radiology.
Author and co-author of about 100 scientific publications in international journals and books.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Basic Anatomy and CT of the Normal Lung.- How to Approach a CT of the Lung.- Increased Lung Attenuation.- Decreased Lung Attenuation.- Nodular Pattern.- Linear Pattern.- Case Study.