COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)Created OnMay 4, 2020Last Updated OnMay 4, 2020byadmin You are here: Main Radiology COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) < All Topics Table of Contents Radiographic features Poor sensitivity to detect COPD Possible findings include: Flattened diaphragm due to hyperexpansion (Hyperinflated lungs = > 6anterior or 10 posterior ribs) Decreased peripheral bronchovascular markings Increased lung lucency (parenchymal loss) Bulla (round focal lucency over 1 cm) Prominence of the hilar vessels in pulmonary hypertension   Chest radiograph This image shows markedly hyper inflated lungs evidenced by flattened bilateral hemidiaphragm. This is another hyperinflated lung with presence of bleb. CT Chest May determine the presence, pattern and extent of emphysema Other findings include: Bronchial wall thickening Air trapping (small airway obstruction) Narrowing of the trachea in the coronal plane Pulmonary artery enlargement in pulmonary hypertension *Some of the image photo is taken from web, we do not own this, it’s for knowledge sharing purpose.

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