New IPF guideline emphasises role of HRCT

A fourth diagnostic category of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) has been created to recognise the high frequency – about 30% – of atypical high-resolution CT (HRCT) features that accompany the usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) histological pattern. The 2018 update of the ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis of IPF recommends the addition of an ...

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