A Comparative Study of HRCT Image Metrics and PFT Values for Characterization of ILD and COPD
Academic Radiology, 06/20/2012
Song G et al. – Some image metrics are not only as good discriminators as pulmonary function testing (PFT) for the characterization of interstitial lung disease (ILD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) but are also not redundant when PFT values are provided. Image metrics of attenuation histogram statistics and texture descriptions may be valuable for further investigation in computer–assisted diagnosis.