Published by Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University Medical School
Published by Misasa Medical Center, Okayama University Medical School

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Correlation between low attenuation area (LAA) of the lungs in high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and mean CT number in bronchial asthma

Mifune, Takashi
Hosaki, Yasuhiro
Tsugeno, Hirofumi
Okamoto, Makoto
Iwagaki, Naofumi
Yamamoto, Kazuhiko
Tanizaki, Yoshiro
Nakai, Mutsuo
Akiyama, Tsuneo
Hasegawa, Harumi
Abstract
The maximal percent low attenuation area < -950 HU (% LAA) among three anatomic lung levels on high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) was examined in patients with asthma, classified by the degree of % LAA, in relation to the mean CT number, % FVC of the predicted value, and FEV 1/FVC (FEV1%). 1 . The mean CT number was closely related to the degree of % LAA of the lungs. The mean CT number was significantly lower in patients with high % LAA (mean CT number-915.3HU, % LAA 37.6%) than in those with low % LAA (-852.9HU, 4.7%). 2. The FEV1% value was significantly lower in patients with high % LAA (47.8%) than in those with low % LAA (62.2%)(p<0.05). The % FVC value was also significantly lower in patients with high % LAA (77.1%) compared to the value in those with low % LAA (101.2%). The results suggest that a large volume of LAA<-950HU of the lungs can be observed in patients with asthma, and the % LAA is closely correlated with mean CT number and the values of FEV1% and % FVC.
Keywords
bronchial asthma
% LAA
mean CT number
FEV1
FVC
ISSN
0918-7839
NCID
AN10430852