High resolution chest CT imaging can detect interstitial lung disease (ILD). ILD involves the use of special CT scanning to view the parenchyma, the functional parts of the lungs. High resolution chest CT is chosen to maximize spatial resolution. It usually involves additional images taken after fully breathing out, and may include images in the prone or “face down” position.
What you can expect during a high resolution chest CT:
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