Association of quantitative computed tomography indices with lung function and extent of pulmonary fibrosis in patients with systemic sclerosis


TEMİZ KARADAĞ D. , ÇAKIR Ö. , ŞAN S. , YAZICI A. , ÇİFTÇİ E. , ÇEFLE A.

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10067-021-05918-x
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Keywords: High-resolution computed tomography, Lung density, Pulmonary fibrosis, Systemic sclerosis, DISEASE, CT, CLASSIFICATION, DENSITOMETRY, MORTALITY, CRITERIA, PREDICT, TESTS

Abstract

Objectives The aim was to investigate the discriminative value of a wide range of quantitative computed tomography (qCT) parameters in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients with and without pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and their association with pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and visual fibrosis scores (VFS).