Friday, 10 June 2011

NewsBites: An Attempt to Distinguish Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis (IPA) and Pulmonary Lymphoma (PL)

Scientists in Basel, Switzerland have attempted to find reliable criteria to distinguish invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) and pulmonary lymphoma (PL) using CT scanning techniques due to the high level of detail offered by this technique.
The attempt concluded that CT could only be suggestive for either IPA or PL, it was not possible to distinguish between these two conditions using CT alone and that other addtional tests are necessary.
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