Can interstitial lung disease like pulmonary fibrosis and those like pulmonary fib. Be ruled out pretty good with pulse ox, CT of lungs, and chest xra?

No. The above tests are not sensitive enough. Pulmonary function tests and a high resolution ct scan of the lungs are more sensitive. If they are normal, then interstitial lung disease can be essentially ruled out.
Several causes. Pulmonary fibrosis is a pathologic process of lungs that can occur in many disorders of the lungs. Pulse ox, chest xray & ct can be helpful in determining patterns of disease & extent of lung involvement & can sometimes help determine the cause as well. However definitive diagnosis may require other tests including lung biopsy (in some cases). Talk to a pulmonologist for detailed work up.

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Tell me about interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis?

Same. Ipf is one form of ild. It refers to disorders of the interstitium of he lung vs. Diseases that effect the bronchi, or alveolar spaces. Read more...

What cab be done for interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis?

Not much. Ild/pulm fibrosis is a progressive destruction of lung architecture resulting in progressive shortness of breath. All therapy tried to date has not provided much improvement. Oxygen and exercise while awaiting lung transplant is a current management option. The mortality of ipf is on the order of less than 5 yr after dx. Read more...

What's the relationship between interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis?

Interchangeable. Pulmonary fibrosis is a pathologic description of interstitial lung disease which is a radiographic description of the disease. The terms are used interchangably but not all interstitial lung disease results in pulmonary fibrosis. Read more...
Same disease. Interstitial lung disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis are different terms for the same disease. Fibrosis means scar tissue in lay terms. For unknown reasons fibrous tissue begins to replace normal lung causing difficulty breathing. At present there is no effective treatment although it is an intense area of research and many new drugs are being studied. Read more...

I had echo in june, stress test in feb, CT chest in july, pulse ox 100% BP good would all that rule out interstitial lung disease- I get sob at times?

Almost. Chest ct is pretty good - would also rule out infection and blood clot. The echo would evaluate the efficiency of your heart as well as the patency of the valves. Stress test would screen you for coronary ischemia. If all these test are non diagnostic, you may ultimately need a lung biopsy to rule out other pulmonary causes of your symptoms. Read more...
Pulmonary. Discuss with your doctor for possible pulmonary referral. None of these tests have evaluated your lungs. Pulmonary function test maybe a good start. Read more...

Is intersitial lung disease the same thing as pulmonary fibrosis?

Pretty much. These two terms overlap. There are many different classifications of interstitial lung diseases, some of which are called pulmonary fibrosis and again there are several different kinds. They all have different prognoses, consult your doctor. Read more...

Peak flow meter between 425-450, chest xray clear, CT chest clear, pulse ox 100% chances of interstitial lung disease? I am 5'4 weigh136 lupus/pots feel sob for week happened once before in june went awa

See below. From what you list values are fairly normal. If you have persistent sob i would see a lung specialist. Read more...
If Chest CT. Is normal, then interstitial lung disease is unlikely, especially if the chest ct included high resolution images (so called hrct). Read more...
Workup and Mgt. The normal testing is reassuring. I would recommend a few more diagnostic tests since you are feeling short of breath. A six minute walk test, lung volumes and a DLCO can be ordered. In addition, spirometry will indicate whether there is small airways disease or restriction, despite a normal Peak Flow. Your physician may also order an EKG. Read more...

My dr says I have acute interstitial lung disease and wants to do a pulmonary function test and high resolution CT scan. What does all of this mean?

Not simple pneumonia. For a simple pneumonia, the initial x-rays can provide classical features and the doc can send you on your way with simple treatment. Interstitial lung disease requires a more involved evaluation because the potential causes are quite diverse. Differentiating a simple transient from a long term issue is important to identify a cause and course of treatment. Read more...
ILD. Ild refers to a group of lung diseases affecting the interstitium (the tissue and space around the air sacs of the lungs). It concerns alveolar epithelium, pulmonary capillary endothelium, basement membrane, perivascular and perilymphatic tissues. The term ild is used to distinguish these diseases from obstructive airways diseases such as emphysema (COPD) and athma like conditions. Get DX and tx. Read more...
Workup and Mgt. An acute interstitial disease is often related to infection of the lung or a reaction to inhaled substances. I would recommend that since you are being treated for allergies, that you also include a pre and post bronchodilator spirometry. The HRCT will be helpful in identifying structural abnormalities of the lung. If you have crackles on examination, a workup for Hypersen. pneumonitis may be done. Read more...