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  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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    Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

    Subpleural honeycombing and traction bronchiectasis are present on high-resolution CT in a patient with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Findings inconsistent with IPF, such as nodules, are absent. These CT findings are virtually diagnostic of IPF if clinical findings are compatible.

    Image courtesy of Harold R. Collard, MD.