Childhood Interstitial (Diffuse) Lung Disease: Pattern Recognition Approach to Diagnosis in Infants.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2019 Mar 5:1-10. doi: 10.2214/AJR.18.20696. [Epub ahead of print]
Liang T1, Vargas SO2, Lee EY1,3.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to discuss imaging techniques and a pattern-based approach for diagnosing childhood interstitial (diffuse) lung diseases in infants.
CONCLUSION: Childhood interstitial (diffuse) lung disease in infants consists of a heterogeneous group of disorders previously classified with clinical, radiologic, and pathologic features. By use of an imaging-guided algorithm, the assessment of lung volumes and the presence of ground-glass opacities or cysts can assist the radiologist in making an accurate and timely diagnosis.