Which abnormalities cause decreased lung opacity on CT scans in bacterial pneumonia?

Updated: Sep 30, 2020
  • Author: Justina Gamache, MD; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Answer

Abnormalities that cause decreased lung opacity include the following:

  • Bronchiectasis

  • Emphysematous change (centrilobular, panlobular, paraseptal, irregular)

  • Honeycomb lung and cystic disease

  • Mosaic perfusion and inhomogeneous lung opacity

Go to Imaging Typical Bacterial Pneumonia and Imaging Atypical Bacterial Pneumonia for complete information on these topics.


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