Acute bronchospasm and resolution captured on dynamic CT
Hayet Amalou, Bradford J Wood
Center for Interventional Oncology, NIH Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Abstract: Computed tomography (CT) imaging provides a noninvasive window beneath the skin, defines lung pathology, and facilitates virtual and multimodality fusion interventions. A CT scan of acute bronchospasm is shown during a CT-guided lung intervention. Dynamic or sequential CT imaging can depict and perhaps even quantify acute reversible bronchospasm, and could potentially play a role in better understanding pharmacologic interventions for reactive airways and the resulting effects.
Keywords: acute bronchospasm, dynamic CT, albuterol, physiological response, noninvasive
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