CT Quantification of Emphysema

Emphysema Chest

University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan Before the reintroduction of lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) in the mid-1990s as a surgical treatment for advanced emphysema 1 , the routine clinical use of medical imaging for emphysema was largely limited to the chest radiograph. Emphysema was commonly depicted on computerized tomography (CT) scans of the thorax performed for other reasons, such as lung cancer diagnosis or staging however, there has been little reason to apply...