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Changes Seen on Lung CT Scan of Smokers

Purpose:

To evaluate a high resolution CT (HRCT) scan of the lungs for findings seen in smokers or exsmokers based on the study of Remy-Jardin et al.

Specialty:

Pulmonology
Toxicology

Objective:

imaging studies

ICD-10:

X97

Description:

Remy-Jardin et al studied the lungs of cigarette smokers with normal chest X-rays and pulmonary function tests using high resolution CT (HRCT). They were able to identify a number of findings that are seen in current or ex-smokers. The authors are from the University of Lille in Lille, France.

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