International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Radiologic Sciences | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023

Role of High Resolution Computed Tomography in the Evaluation and Scoring of Bronchiectasis

Sahnaz Rahman [2] | Lipee Nath | R. K. Dhanowar

Abstract: Objective: To evaluate the role of HRCT in qualitative and quantitative assessment of bronchiectasis. Materials and Methods: A study of 75 patients was done in whom clinically bronchiectasis was suspected and they were subjected to HRCT examination where bronchiectasis was assessed in terms of localization, regional distribution and morphological forms and scores were assigned to extent, bronchial wall thickness, small airway abnormality, mosaic attenuation based on HRCT findings and total global scores were calculated along with associated evaluation of microbiological profile, clinical profile and pulmonary function tests to find the FACED scores. Conclusion: The study was helpful in evaluating the clinical relevance of high-resolution CT findings in patients with bronchiectasis by using a quantitative high-resolution CT protocol to assess extent of bronchiectasis, severity of bronchial wall thickening, and presence of small-airway abnormalities and mosaic pattern to calculate Global CT score and FACED scores assigned to each case helped in grading the severity which in turn aided in the further management and better follow up of cases in addition to assessment of the microbiological profile in each case of our study allow us to find the causative organism.

Keywords: Bronchiectasis, Global HRCT score, FACED score, Microbiological profile

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,

Pages: 2409 - 2416

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