Lung MRI- Potential Complementary Diagnostic Tool For Early COPD

American Journal of Medicine
20 Feb, 2002 ,

Polverino F et al who sought to determine whether lung MRI was a potential complementary diagnostic tool to detect early stages of COPD. Where more young adults will be spirometrically diagnosed with COPD in the post surfactant era, individuals should be categorized not only on the basis of their airflow limitation but also on lung abnormalities identified with safe, comprehensive imaging technologies that allow regular, longitudinal follow-up.