This book offers a comprehensive review of large and small airways disorders. It emphasizes CT imaging. This book is a collaborative project that has greatly benefited from the contributions of many expert authors from around the globe.
This book offers a comprehensive review of large and small airways disorders. It begins with four introductory chapters devoted to airway physiology, anatomy, and anatomical and functional CT imaging methods. These chapters are followed by coverage of large airways disorders in adults, including airway stenoses, neoplasms, malacia and bronchiectasis. The next section examines small airways disorders in adults, including asthma, infectious and non-infectious small airways disorders, obliterative bronchiolitis, and smoking-related airway diseases. The final two chapters detail pediatric large and small airway disorders.
1. Introductory Airway Anatomy and Physiology Kathryn Chmura, MD, Stella Hines, MD, Edward Chan, MD 2. Introductory Radiologic Anatomy of the Airways Phillip M. Boiselle, MD, David A. Lynch, MB 3. Introductory Airway Pathology Thomas Colby, MD, Chih-Wei Wang, MD 4. Introductory Anatomical Airway Imaging Methods Phillip M. Boiselle, MD, David A. Lynch, MB 5. Introductory Functional Airway Imaging Methods Jonathan G. Goldin, MB ChB, Ph.D. 6. Large Airways: Tracheal and Bronchial Stenoses Phillip M. Boiselle, MD, Jay Catena, MD, Armin Ernst, MD, David A. Lynch, MD 7. Large Airways: Tracheal and Bronchial Neoplasms Karen Lee, MD, Phillip M. Boiselle, MD 8. Large Airways: Tracheobronchomalacia Ronaldo Hueb Baroni MD, PhD, Rodrigo Caruso Chate MD, Daniel Nobrega da Costa MD, Phillip M. Boiselle, MD 9. Large Airways: Bronchiectasis John D. Newell, Jr., MD 10. Small Airways: Asthma Phillipe A. Grenier, MD, Catherine Beigelman-Aubry, MD, Pierre-Yves Brillet, MD 11. Small Airways: Infectious Small Airways Diseases and Aspiration Kyung S. Lee, MD 12. Small Airways: Non-Infectious Inflammatory Small Airways Diseases David A. Lynch, MB 13. Small Airways: Obliterative Bronchiolitis C. Isabela S. Silva, M.D. Ph.D, Nestor L. Müller, MD, Ph.D. 14. Small Airways: Smoking Related Airways Disease David M. Hansell, MD, Athol U. Wells, MD 15. Pediatric Airways Disorders: Large Airways Ed Y. Lee, M.D., M.P.H., Marilyn J. Siegel, MD 16. Pediatric Airways Disorders: Small Airways Alan S. Brody, MD
Imaging of the airways is a fascinating undertaking and, if done expertly, a true art in medicine. Over the past years, imaging of the airways has become ever more exciting and demanding, as new therapies in pulmonary medicine have become available that require careful imaging assessment of patients to aid management and monitor therapeutic success. The increasing importance of imaging in pulmonary medicine is accompanied by a surge of revolutionary developments in imaging technology that enable ever finer assessment of lung structure and function. No modality has seen more rapid innovation over the last decade than computed tomography. Current multidetector-row CT technology makes high-resolution imaging of the chest with a spatial resolution of a couple of 100 m in a matter of mere seconds. Ever more sophisticated post-processing applications enable intuitive, quantitative assessment of lung structure and function in an efficient manner, so that these technologies are increasingly embraced in mainstream medicine to improve patient care. CT of the Airways, which was so expertly assembled by my dear friends Phil Boiselle and David Lynch, is one of the very first tomes that pays tribute to our new found prowess in airway imaging.