HRCT interpretation

For a structured approach to the interpretation of HRCT (high resolution computed tomography) images, the following aspects should be looked at carefully:7

  • Dominant HRCT features
  • Feature location within the secondary lung lobule
  • Predominant distribution within the lung
For any diagnosis, all morphological findings from HRCT must always be combined with the patient’s history and additional clinical findings (e.g. pleural fluid, traction bronchiectasis).

Basic lung anatomy