Use of CT Analysis, Not Just Airflow Limitations, in COPD Assessment

3 thoughts on “Use of CT Analysis, Not Just Airflow Limitations, in COPD Assessment

  1. Anita says:

    I’m at Gold 2 for COPD and haven’t had this lung CT scan. Should anyone diagnosed with COPD have one? What does the scan measure?
    Thanks,
    Anita

    1. PERF
      PERF says:

      CT scans are increasingly useful for COPD patients. Guidelines are now recommending CT scans for people with smoking histories to look for early evidence of lung cancer…when cure is more likely. Further, all COPD is not the same. CT scans can tell, for example, if emphysema is present, how much is present and where it is located. It also can determine whether thickened airways are present, that might indicate chronic bronchitis. It is important to realize that these days most CT scans of the chest are “low dose”: a much lower radiation dose than used in years past.
      ~ Rich Casaburi

  2. Whylene McCray says:

    CT Scans are great, I take one q six months..I had puemonia, COPD, and Lung Cancer..
    feeling much better now..that was 2013.. The spot was seen on my lung in 2010..

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