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Selecting Patients for Lobar Lung Volume Reduction Therapy: What Quantitative Computed Tomography Parameters Matter?

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Summary of "Selecting Patients for Lobar Lung Volume Reduction Therapy: What Quantitative Computed Tomography Parameters Matter?"

 Evaluation of emphysema distribution with quantitative computed tomography (qCT) prior to endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR) is recommended. The aim of this study was to determine which of the commonly assessed qCT parameters prior to endoscopic lung volume reduction (ELVR) best predicts outcome of treatment.

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Name: RoFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
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