Best test for lung fibrosis

Best test for lung fibrosis
a) Chest x-ray
b) MRI
d) Biopsy
Correct Answer - C
Ans. is ‘c’ i.e., HRCT
Lung fibrosis is a diffuse parenchymal lung disease.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is the most common form of idiopathic
interstitial pneumonia.
We have already discussed that best investigation for interstitial lung
disease is HRCT
Estimated relative frequency of the interstitial lung disease
Diagnosis Relative frequency,
Idiopathic interstitial
pneumonias 40
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 55
Nonspecific interstitial
pneumonia 25
Respiratory bronchiolitis-ILD
and 15
Cryptogenic organizing
pneumonia 3
Acute interstitial pneumonia <1
Occupational and environmental 26
Sarcoidosis 10
Connective tissue diseases 9
Drug and radiation 1
Pulmonary hemorrhage
syndromes <1
Other 13