The Fleischner Society. Future directions in pulmonary imaging.


Journal Article

The next 5-10 years promise a continuation of the enormous excitement we have experienced over the past 10-20 years in pulmonary imaging. In each case, advancements in technology have been or will be applied to the analysis of disease processes in ways previously unimagined. At this point, the major pathways to the future seem to lie in more complete implementation of digital imaging of the thorax, which will be accomplished through the perfection of digital detector systems and which will allow more spectacular display and more accurate analysis of underlying morphometry. Potentially even more exciting is the opportunity to evaluate metabolic function and to establish tissue specificity through tissue-specific radionuclides and/or the application of MR spectroscopy to tissue and organ analysis.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ravin, CE

Published Date

  • January 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 206 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 9 - 10

PubMed ID

  • 9423643

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9423643

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiology.206.1.9423643


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States