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Aspergillosis CT On the Web
American Roentgen Ray Society Images of Aspergillosis CT
Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D.  Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Haytham Allaham, M.D. ; Yazan Daaboul, M.D.; Serge Korjian M.D.
Chest CT scan may be helpful in the diagnosis of aspergillosis. Findings on chest CT scan suggestive of aspergillosis include a well formed cavity, a central soft tissue attenuating oval shaped, well circumscribed mass surrounded by an cresent of air (Monad sign).
- Chest CT scan may be helpful in the diagnosis of aspergillosis.
- Findings on chest CT scan suggestive of aspergilloma include:
- Well formed cavity
- A central soft tissue attenuating oval, well circumscribed mass
- Surrounded by an cresent of air (Monad sign)
- The mass may illustrate mobility as the patients change their position.
- On certain occasion the mass may entirely fill the cavity, thus it takes on the shape of the cavity, loses its mobility, and obliterates the surrounding air crescent.
- Marked enlargement of the bronchial arteries that supply the wall of the adjacent respiratory tracts
- Thickening of the adjacent pleura may be present
- Findings on chest CT scan suggestive of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis include:
- Fleeting pulmonary alveolar opacities
- Centrilobular nodular opacities representing dilated and opacified bronchioles
- Bronchial wall thickening
- Honey comb appearance
Chest CT (coronal lung window view) demonstrates an extensive cavitation in the right lung apex, within which there is a rounded mass soft tissue
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Aspergilloma. Radiopaedia (2015) http://radiopaedia.org/articles/aspergilloma Accessed on February, 9 2016
- ↑ Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Radiopaedia (2015)http://radiopaedia.org/articles/allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis Accessed on February, 8 2016