The identification of honeycombing on HRCT leads to the diagnosis of definite UIP pattern.

True

False


Honeycombing is an “appearance pattern” on HRCT. By itself, it cannot support a radiological diagnosis of a definite UIP pattern. It must be combined with a specific distribution pattern, i.e. subpleural and bibasilar.



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