CT of the lung: patterns of calcification and other high-attenuation abnormalities.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

CT is the most sensitive radiologic method for the detection of differences in radiographic density in chest lesions. Areas of high attenuation (visually as opaque as bony structures) in an abnormality on CT scans can be an important clue to the correct diagnosis. The high attenuation is most often caused by calcification, but may also be due to iodine, barium, or radiopaque foreign bodies. This essay illustrates the patterns of high attenuation associated with chest diseases on unenhanced CT scans.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chai, JL; Patz, EF

Published Date

  • May 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 162 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1063 - 1066

PubMed ID

  • 8165982

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.162.5.8165982


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States