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Measure: Chest Computed Tomography (CT)   #090400


Chest computed tomography (CT) is a painless, non-invasive test that creates precise images of the structures in the chest, such as the lungs.


The purpose of multi-detector computerized tomography (MDCT) scanning for research purposes relating to the thorax is generally to provide anatomical images. This structural assessment is an accurate depiction of the lungs and their components, including airways, lung parenchyma, and lung vasculature. The heart is also imaged when the lung images are acquired. At times, heart images can also be informative in the clinical research subject with lung problems.



Respiratory, chest, CT scan, multi-detector computerized tomography, MDCT, COPDGene Study

Measure Release Date: January 29, 2010

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