Terms for thoracic imaging 3

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clarifying the most used radiological terms in chest imaging,its meaning,differential diagnosis,and pathological correlation

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Terms for thoracic imaging 3

  1. 1. Terms for ThoracicImaging ..Unifying the language. Part III Dr/Ahmed Bahnassy Consultant Radiologist –RMH. MBCHB-MD-FRCR.
  2. 2. miliary pattern profuse tiny, discrete, rounded pulmonary opacities (3 mm in diameter) that are generally uniform in sizeand diffusely distributed throughout thelungs
  3. 3. reticular patterna reticular pattern isa collectionof innumerablesmall linearopacities that, bysummation, producean appearanceresembling a net.
  4. 4. reticulonodular patternA combinedreticular and nodular pattern, the reticulonodular pattern is usually the result of the summation of points of intersection of innumerable lines, creating the effect on chest radiographs of superimposed micronodules
  5. 5. noduleThe chestradiographicappearance of anodule isa roundedopacity, well orpoorly defined,measuring up to3 cm in diameter
  6. 6. crazy-paving pattern This pattern appears as thickened interlobular septa and intralobular lines superimposed on a background of ground-glass opacity , resembling irregularly shaped paving stones.DD:Alveolar proteinosis..what else ?
  7. 7. consolidationConsolidation refers to An exudate or other product of disease that replaces alveolar air, rendering the lung solid (as in infective pneumonia).

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