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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?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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!
Dr. Frank Mayo
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.

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