Author | Settimo Caruso, MD

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Lung transplant patients may benefit from 64-slice CT scans

March 04, 2008

State-of-the-art units can show subtle changes to lung parenchyma that are not apparent on conventional radiographs or respiratory tests

Lung transplant patients benefit from 64-slice CT

October 01, 2007

Lung transplantation is an accepted treatment option for patients with end-stage lung disease. The procedure can increase quality of life and prolong survival. Single-lung transplants are performed more frequently than bilateral procedures, which increases the number of transplant recipients, given the shortage of suitable donors.1,2 Complications occur frequently, however, significantly reducing the success of grafts and patients' survival time.