Functional Imaging of the Chest

  • Hans-Ulrich Kauczor

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. General Role of Imaging in the Evaluation of Diffuse Infiltrative and Air ways Diseases

  3. Assessment of Lung Physiology Using Pulmonary Function Tests

    1. Marc Zelter, Christian Straus, André Capderou
      Pages 19-38
  4. Large Airways at CT: Bronchiectasis, Asthma and COPD

    1. Philippe A. Grenier, Catherine Beigelman-Aubry, Catalin Fetita, Françoise Preteux
      Pages 39-54
  5. Small Airways, Bronchiolitis, Air Trapping

    1. Johny Verschakelen
      Pages 55-82
  6. CT and MRI of Pulmonary Emphysema: Assessment of Lung Structure and Function

    1. Alexander A. Bankier, Pierre Alain Gevenois
      Pages 83-99
  7. Lung Fibrosis

    1. Sujal R. Desai
      Pages 101-111
    2. Hans-Ulrich Kauczor
      Pages 113-117
  8. Analysis of Distribution of Ventilation

    1. Edwin J. R. van Beek, Andrew Swift, Jim M. Wild
      Pages 119-135
    2. Edwin J. R. van Beek
      Pages 137-147
    3. Edwin J. R. van Beek
      Pages 149-153
  9. Oxygen-Sensitive Imaging, Gas Exchange

    1. Balthasar Eberle, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor
      Pages 155-173
  10. Pulmonary Perfusion

    1. U. Joseph Schoepf, Joachim Ernst Wildberger, Matthias Niethammer, Peter Herzog, Stefan Schaller
      Pages 175-188
    2. Hidematsu Uematsu, Hiroto Hatabu, Christian Fink, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor
      Pages 189-199
  11. Respiratory Mechanics: CT and MRI

    1. Philippe Cluzel
      Pages 201-209
  12. Respiration Therapy

    1. Klaus Markstaller
      Pages 211-222
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 223-230

About this book


 For a long time, imaging of the chest was based on the use of either radiography, demonstrating lung morphology, or scintigraphy, looking at lung function. However, as a result of recent developments in CT and MRI technology it is now possible to perform dedicated investigations of different aspects of lung function, such as ventilation, perfusion, gas exchange, and respiratory mechanics. This volume, written by acknowledged experts in the field, provides a well-illustrated and comprehensive review of these novel approaches to functional imaging of the chest. It will be of great assistance to all who are establishing such strategies in the research or clinical arenas for the diagnostic work-up and follow-up of patients with lung diseases.


CT & MR imaging asthma computed tomography (CT) intensive care medicine lung function perfusion physiology radiology respiratory mechanics surgery ventilation

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans-Ulrich Kauczor
    • 1
  1. 1.Innovative Krebsdiagnostik und TherapieDeutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ)HeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62202-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18621-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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