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NEWER TECHNIQUES
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 439-440

Minimum-intensity projection images in high-resolution computed tomography lung: Technology update


Department of Radiology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Nitin P Ghonge
Department of Radiology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi - 110 076
India
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DOI: 10.4103/lungindia.lungindia_489_17

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Chest physicians need to be aware about MinIP images, as these are increasingly being used for the evaluation of a wide range of lung diseases in HRCT study of lungs. MinIP images highlight the areas with reduced CT attenuation in the lung parenchyma. This allows prompt and early diagnosis of cystic lung diseases or airway, vascular or parenchymal disorders, which manifest with hypoattenuation, mosaic attenuation or air trapping. MiniP images are therefore useful for accurate pre-operative planning and disease monitoring.


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