Centrilobular opacities in the lung on high-resolution CT: Diagnostic considerations and pathologic correlation

J. F. Gruden, W. R. Webb, M. Warnock

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Accurate assessment of high-resolution CT scans of the lung requires a knowledge of secondary lobular anatomy. Opacity that localizes to the centrilobular implies the presence of a disease process that primarily involves centrilobular bronchioles, lymphatics, or pulmonary arterial branches. We illustrate the high-resolution CT findings of many of these processes and provide pathologic correlation for cases in which it was available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-574
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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