Management of COPD: Is there a role for quantitative imaging?

Miranda Kirby, Edwin J R van Beek, Joon Beom Seo, Juergen Biederer, Yasutaka Nakano, Harvey O Coxson, Grace Parraga

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Abstract

While the recent development of quantitative imaging methods have led to their increased use in the diagnosis and management of many chronic diseases, medical imaging still plays a limited role in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In this review we highlight three pulmonary imaging modalities: computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging and the COPD biomarkers that may be helpful for managing COPD patients. We discussed the current role imaging plays in COPD management as well as the potential role quantitative imaging will play by identifying imaging phenotypes to enable more effective COPD management and improved outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Radiology
Early online date28 Aug 2016
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 28 Aug 2016

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