The potential of FRI in General Pulmonology
“Technological advances have unleashed the potential to better treat prevalent lung diseases. Approaches like quantitative computerized tomography are increasingly used in routine care to guide the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in developed countries. “
This is a quote from an interview with Dr. Victor Kim, Professor of Thoracic Medicine, and Surgery, explains how imaging technologies will soon play a bigger role in pulmonary care.
“FRI could replace outdated technologies that we still use in routine clinical care. We currently use ventilation perfusion scans – a nuclear medicine study – to measure how much air is being ventilated into certain regions of the lung. This technique is cumbersome, but we still use it for surgical planning and transplantation. FRI could provide regional gas exchange data with greater detail. Thus, giving us a tool to treat patients with greater accuracy.”
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