publication . Article . Other literature type . 1997

Plain radiographs and thoracic high-resolution CT in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

E Breatnach; Ivan P. Casserly; S M Sant; Helen M. Fenlon;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 1997 Journal: American Journal of Roentgenology, volume 168, pages 1,067-1,072 (issn: 0361-803X, eissn: 1546-3141, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Roentgen Ray Society
Abstract
The aims of this study were to identify the spectrum of abnormalities seen on high-resolution CT in patients with ankylosing spondylitis and to compare our findings with reports of plain film pulmonary manifestations of the disease.We prospectively studied 26 patients with documented ankylosing spondylitis. All patients underwent plain chest radiography (posteroanterior and lateral views), thoracic helical CT, high-resolution CT, and pulmonary function tests.High-resolution CT revealed abnormalities in 18 patients (69%), whereas plain chest radiography revealed abnormalities in four patients (15%). The most common abnormalities seen on CT were interstitial lung ...
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free text keywords: Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging, General Medicine, Radiography, business.industry, business, Thorax, Ankylosing spondylitis, medicine.disease, medicine, Mediastinal lymphadenopathy, Lung, medicine.anatomical_structure, Interstitial lung disease, Radiology, medicine.medical_specialty, Bronchiectasis, Pulmonary function testing
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