A 43-year-old female asked:
my husband's mri results said ild / pulmonary fibrosis. but he's not coughing and is in good health. he had the mri 5 yrs ago. could it be wrong?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Weird: Pulmonary fibrosis is diagnosed with ct and pulmonary function testing.
Mri would be quite unusual, and five years ago?
He would be in big trouble by now. Time to see a lung specialist!
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Pulmonary Critical Care 48 years experience
Likely: Mri is not a good test to evaluate the lung for fibrosis. High resolution ct is better. , pfts may help determine if there is any pulmonary abnormality. Ild/pulmonary fibrosis if present is usually a progressive disorder.
4882 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 17, 2014
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