• Published
    06-03-2024
  • Issue
    Vol: 28 Issue: 01, 2024
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ROLE OF CHEST X-RAY AND HRCT IN EVALUATION OF INTERSTITIAL LUNG DISEASES - AT SBKS MI&RC, VADODARA

  • Dr. Hence Ardeshna, Dr.Ashutosh Patel, Dr.Naman Mehta, Dr. Pradip Jhala

Keywords: ILD, HRCT, Lung Disease, Chest X-Ray, Lung Interstitium.

ABSTRACT:-
INTRODUCTION: Interstitial lung diseases are a diverse group of diseases which affect the lung interstitium and share similar clinical and radiological manifestations. HRCT of the chest has become an invaluable tool in the diagnostic process of interstitial lung diseases. The ability to characterize different disease processes and to provide a specific diagnosis by HRCT is a big advantage in clinical situations. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. To diagnose interstitial lung diseases using HRCT and Chest X-Ray. 2. To study and compare the different radiographic patterns evident in both conventional chest radiography and HRCT. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The present study is a prospective and observational (non-interventional) type of study. This study aims evaluating patients coming to the radiology department of SBKS MI & RC,Vadodara. This study comprised of 48 patients during the period of 15 months. RESULTS: The overall M:F ratio was 1.4:1. The age of the patients ranged from 40 years to 79 years. Maximum number of patients i.e. 45.8% had usual interstitial pneumonitis pattern, next most common was non specific interstitial pneumonitis. HRCT was more sensitive in detecting nodular opacity, honeycombing, traction bronchiectasis and emphysema than x-rays. CONCLUSION: Chest X-ray is a modality for preliminary diagnosis and screening of patients and HRCT proves to be a ultimate modality for near to accurate diagnosis of the pathology.