Practical Approach to Imaging Interpretation of Interstitial Lung Disease:


Radiologist, Erfan Hospital



Diffuse lung disease presents a variety of high-resolution CT findings reflecting its complex pathology and provides diagnostic challenge to radiologists. We describe a practical approach to high resolution CT diagnosis of diffuse lung disease emphasizing

analysis of distribution of the abnormalities, interpretation of pattern in relation to distribution,

utilization of associated imaging findings and clinical information and,
chronicity of the

This practical approach will help radiologists establish a way to interpret high resolution CT leading to Pin point diagnosis or narrower differential diagnosis of diffuse lung disease.