Approach to Interstitial Lung Disease: DAMS Unplugged Thursday, June 28, 2018 chest radiology , video Presenting a short teaching video with pulmonologist and Radiologist discussing different aspects of ILD 3B2 Total Publishing System 7.51n/W 2021-01-19T06:07:29-08:00 http://err.ersjournals.com/content/23/132/215, http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/full/10.1164/rccm.2009-040GL, The Art and Science of Radiology Reporting, Fellowship in Oncoimaging and Intervention, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, What to Read to understand the Basics of AI and How to Engage with AI as a Radiologist, Pediatric Radiology Fellowship, AIIMS Delhi, Fellowship in Neuro and Vascular Interventional Radiology, AIIMS Jodhpur. We are however happy to allow reuse of any blog content as long as we are appropriately acknowledged. Note that the cysts in cystic ILD will have walls. The secondary lobule is the basic anatomic unit of pulmonary structure and function. uuid:aefc6736-b92f-48d8-bc41-4e6fd91440ce Reticular opacities are usually subpleural ground glass opacities and happen at a level within the secondary pulmonary lobule. ( Log Out /  We propose an algorithmic approach to the interpretation of diffuse lung disease on high-resolution CT. Once you see a fibrosing ILD, it should be classified as one of the following patterns. 175 0 obj ILDs may occur in isolation or in association with systemic diseases. Multidisciplinary team (MDT) diagnosis is regarded as the diagnostic reference standard for interstitial lung disease (ILD). Practical approach to diffuse lung diseases 1. Radiological Approach To Diffuse Lung Diseases 1. Fibrotic interstitial lung diseases. Cysts with a discernible wall may represent cystic ILD as also other differentials such as bronchiectasis, honeycombing, cystic metastases, septic emboli etc. Cysts without wall indicate emphysema. It must hence be diagnosed only when CT unequivocally indicates this diagnosis. Considering that an ILD may complicate t … 117 0 obj <>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/TrimBox[28.346449 28.346449 623.62207 822.047241]/Type/Page>> Approach To Interstitial Lung Diseases or Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases 3. 2021-01-19T06:07:29-08:00 endobj Other diseases which can mimic the organizing pneumonia pattern on HRCT (present as consolidative opacities) are: 16. Nodules should be considered well-defined if they can be clearly delineated, and ill-defined if not. This chapter on interstitial lung disease (ILD) is followed by a chapter on alveolar lung disease (ALD). Intralobular insterstitial thickening (at the level of the primary pulmonary lobule) is seen in the form of reticular opacities. Importantly, usual interstitial pneumonia pattern without a known cause is termed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which has a very poor survival and is like a death sentence. The reported deep learning–based method can be used to evaluate the extent of interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis with results comparable to those of radiologists. 2009-04-07T20:32:48Z Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome 3. pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis 4. desquamative interstitial pneumonia 5. lymphocytic interstitial pneumonitis Congenital cystic lung diseases that present with recurrent pneu… Following an initial review of pertinent lung anatomy, the following steps are included. Several studies have reported that MDT diagnosis is associated with higher levels of diagnostic confidence and better interobserver agreement when compared to the individual components of the MDT in isolation. 100 0 obj <>stream Most of our knowledge about imaging findings in interstitial lung disease comes from HRCT. Diseases that present with insidious dyspnea or spontaneous pneumothorax: 1. lymphangioleiomyomatosis 2. presence of honeycombing on HRCT). 104 0 obj We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. Similarly, how to exhale and hold ones breath for the expiratory phase must also be separately explained, and the patient must understand the timing of this happening. The patient should be made to lie on the CT table in prone position for 5 minutes for the dependent blood flow to normalize and the densities to vanish, before repeating the CT. 3. 1. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. 6. endobj 51 0 obj endobj If there is any clinical doubt, a follow-up CT or a biopsy should be performed. The presence of reticular opacities, traction bronchiectasis, and honeycombing indicates fibrosing ILD; namely UIP, NSIP, or chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Age, history of smoking, history of connective tissue disease, exposure to allergens (having pets for example), occupational history etc are all important. endobj Apogee Create Series3 v1.0 Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. If you have any questions feel free to contact directly at caferoentgen@gmail.com. 5. There are a couple of links as well at the end to read more from, and links to two ppts put up on this topic on slideshare by Dr Jankharia sometime back (they have more images to refer to). Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases A systematic approach to differential diagnosis of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases based on the radiologic findings is given in Chapter 24. DM Interventional Radiology at Tata Memorial Hospital. You can read more on honeycombing at. This stepwise radiologic diagnostic approach can be helpful in reaching a correct diagnosis for various cystic lung diseases. <> endobj A pattern- based histopathological approach to interstitial lung disease provides a ‘‘map’’ for the general pathologist to navigate this area successfully, especially so when used with aid of the clinical and radiological patterns of presentation. The term interstitial lung diseases (ILD) comprises a diverse group of diseases that lead to inflammation and fibrosis of the alveoli, distal airways, and septal interstitium of the lungs. 7. ii. ( Log Out /  ( Log Out /  Abstract Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) encompass a wide range of diffuse pulmonary disorders, characterized by a variable degree of inflammatory and fibrotic changes of the alveolar wall and eventually the distal bronchiolar airspaces. Interpretation of “pattern” in relation to distribution, 3. <> endobj Radiology Fellowships, DMs and Super-Speciality DNBs in India, What to read during radiology residency? The clinical evaluation of a patient with ILD includes a thorough… Respiratory bronchiolitis causing interstitial lung disease: a clinicopathologic study of six cases. For example, a combination of ground glass opacities + septal thickening (crazy paving pattern) is seen in pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. 8. Interstitial lung diseases (ILD) are a heterogeneous group of diseases that produce inflammation and fibrosis of the parenchyma, affecting the alveolar, interstitial and vascular spaces.5 Sometimes the causative etiology or mechanism can be identified (eg, collagen vascular disease, environmental or drug related), while other times it may remain unknown or idiopathic.4 Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias comprise the following disease entities, listed in decreasing order of frequency: Idiopathic pulmonary fi… Pulmonary edema is usually easily diagnosed based on the presence of dependent smooth septal thickening along with effusion/s, and associated clinical history. endobj Click the links below to see more images and have a better understanding. Diffuse parenchymal lung diseases are divided into four groups1: Parenchymal lung diseases of known origin: These include myriad diseases linked to environmental, occupational, and drug-induced causes as well as pulmonary… endobj 58 0 obj Honeycombing would present as pleural based rows of cysts stacked one upon the other, with the walls of the cysts in contact with each other (see figure below). <>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/TrimBox[28.346449 28.346449 623.62207 822.047241]/Type/Page>> We haven’t put a lot of images into the notes; we suggest reading the notes with the slideshare open in another tab to look at relevant images, and then finish it off by reading the two pdfs. UIP pattern. <> A useful pointer to check whether the window level and width are appropriate is that the interfaces between the lung, pleura and rib should be well seen. 99 0 obj endobj Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. 20. The interpretation of interstitial lung diseases is based on the type of involvement of the secondary lobule. (Image from Wikimedia Commons; contributed by Darel Heitkamp, MD.). 103 0 obj <>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/TrimBox[28.346449 28.346449 623.62207 822.047241]/Type/Page>> Interstitial lung disease (ILD) encompasses a wide range of parenchymal lung pathologies with different clinical, histological, radiological, and serological features. The trachea is round and expanded in inspiration, and collapsed and crescent shaped in expiration. Prone high-resolution CT (HRCT) chest corresponds to an additional CT acquisition performed as part of an HRCT chest protocol.It represents a scan performed with the patient in a prone position and images obtained in full inspiration.. endobj One must note the presence or absence of nine findings on the CT to diagnose interstitial lung diseases. The clinical presentation is an important clue to the differential diagnosis of cystic lung diseases 12. 71 0 obj 17. Proper lung window width and window level settings are a must for evaluating and filming pulmonary pathologies adequately. The first step in evaluating for ILD is to distinguish between fibrosing and non-fibrosing ILDs. Multiple/diffuse cysts with ground-glass opacity include pneumocystis pneumonia, desquamative interstitial pneumonia, and lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia. The figure explains this beautifully (Case courtesy of A.Prof Frank Gaillard, from https://radiopaedia.org/cases/8760, rID: 8760). A common imaging conundrum when the CT is not obtained in maximum inspiration is the appearance of reticular opacities in the gravity dependent segments of the lung, especially at the lung bases. <> Radiological Approach To Diffuse Lung Diseases Dr. Soe Moe Htoo 2. One way to confirm whether the CT has been obtained in inspiration or expiration is by observing the contour of the trachea. Sometimes, multiple tiny well-defined nodules may coalesce and appear as ill-defined opacities, confusing us (may happen in military TB). 46 0 obj The purpose of this article is to discuss imaging techniques and a pattern-based approach for diagnosing childhood interstitial (diffuse) lung diseases in infants. If there is no obvious history, this still remains as a differential. The ILDs will usually be easily diagnosed based on the combination of these nine findings along with associated history. If the diagnosis is of a non-fibrosing ILD, the presence of the combination of other findings on HRCT can help make the diagnosis. One must note the presence or absence of nine findings on the CT to diagnose interstitial lung diseases. Note that the interlobular septum contains only vessels and lymphatics. [178 0 R] Remember; CT has a high specificity but low sensitivity for diagnosing UIP. Fleishner Society defines radiologic honeycombing as ‘clustered cystic air spaces, cysts of comparable diameters, and cyst diameters typically <10 mm surrounded by well-defined walls’. Step 1: a preliminary review of available chest radiographs, including the “scanogram” obtained at the time of the CT examination. How to Approach and Plan for Higher Education in Radiology? Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. 13. The official statement for evidence-based guidelines and management of IPF: http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/full/10.1164/rccm.2009-040GL, – Ameya Kawthalkar, Senior registrar, Tata Memorial Hospital, – Akshay Baheti, Assistant Professor, Tata Memorial Hospital. H��W[�۸~ϯ�]�Z�uI���d;If7�L[MQpd��F��4���\t�=6@S��������j=�?1���_�׳]x�Ӄ�/�. LIP lymphoid interstitial pneumonia, NSIP nonspecific interstitial pneumonia, RB-ILD respiratory bronchiolitis–associated interstitial lung disease, UIP usual interstitial pneumonia RadioGraphics 2007; 27:595–615 Published online 10.1148/rg.273065130 Content Code: If the only finding is the presence of ground glass opacities, there are multiple differentials. Once the presence of the various HRCT findings is jotted down, the combination of these findings along with appropriate history helps clinch the diagnosis or appropriate differential. RB-ILD or DIP if there is history of smoking, AIP (ARDS) if the patient is having respiratory failure and is on ventilator, PCP infection if the patient is HIV positive and has a low CD4 count, NSIP if there is connective tissue disease, Pulmonary edema if associated with effusions/septal thickening. A pattern-based histopathological approach to interstitial lung disease provides a “map” for the general pathologist to navigate this area successfully, especially so when used with aid of the clinical and radiological patterns of presentation. These nine findings are. endobj Analysis of “distribution” of the abnormalities, 2. This policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 23rd Sept, 2018. There are numerous interstitial lung diseases, but in clinical practice only about ten diseases account for approximately 90% of cases. The technician/ancillary staff must always demonstrate to the patient how to take a deep breath and hold it, and explain that the instructions will come from the machine via a recorded voice so that the patient is not startled. <>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/TrimBox[28.346449 28.346449 623.62207 822.047241]/Type/Page>> 174 0 obj This website is devoted to medical education and practice in radiology. Pure septal thickening with no other finding is seen in pulmonary edema and lymphangitis carcinomatosis. 9. SECTION 11 Immunologic and Interstitial Diseases CHAPTER 54 Interstitial Lung Disease: A Clinical Overview and General Approach Danielle Antin-Ozerkis INTRODUCTION Commonly, interstitial lung disease (ILD) presents with dyspnea on exertion, diffuse bilateral infiltrates on chest imaging, and restriction with diffusion impairment on physiologic testing. endstream 102 0 obj They indicate the presence of intralobular septal thickening (as against the conventional ‘septal thickening’ which is interlobular). Hepatobiliary Phase Hypointense Cirrhotic Nodules without Arterial Hypervascularity: What to do? 101 0 obj An older patient with age > 70 years is more likely to have UIP, whereas a younger patient with age < 50 years is more likely to have NSIP. This is because UIP can present in a variety of ways other than the classic UIP pattern (i.e. Thus, many different interstitial pathologies may appear similar on imaging; history is the only way to differentiate between them. A major problem in India regarding thoracic CT imaging is suboptimal quality of the scans due to the patient not having received adequate instructions regarding taking a deep breath and holding it for the duration of the scan. The ILDs will usually be easily diagnosed based on the combination of these nine findings along with associated history. These can be confirmed as ‘dependent densities’ and not a more sinister pathology by repeating a CT of the patient in the prone position. The material in this website is only for medical professionals and is not meant to be medical advice for patients. Radiology Fellowships, DMs and Super-Speciality DNBs in India, What to?. 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