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Acute bronchospasm and resolution captured on dynamic CT

Authors Amalou, Wood B 

Received 19 July 2012

Accepted for publication 9 August 2012

Published 31 October 2012 Volume 2012:5 Pages 61—63


Checked for plagiarism Yes

Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

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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