With the aid of a series of instructive case studies, this book presents the characteristic high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings seen in the group of disorders referred to as interstitial lung disease. The first, introductory part of the book explains the role of the multidisciplinary team in diagnosis and differential diagnosis and discusses basic pulmonary differential diagnosis, radiologic anatomy, and HRCT patterns. The second part is organized according to the four dominant types of HRCT pattern encountered in interstitial lung disease: low attenuation, linear opacities, nodular, and high attenuation. Within this classification, each disorder is introduced using a specific case, with detailed information on patient history, course of the illness, and laboratory and pulmonary function tests. HRCT findings are then presented, together with reflections of the multidisciplinary team, comprising a radiologist, a pulmonologist, and a pathologist. At the end of each case, comments are made on differential diagnosis, highlighting the role of HRCT. The book will be of high value for radiologists and pulmonologists at all levels of experience.
Eva Kocova graduated from Charles University, Prague (Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove) in 2004. During her residency she worked in the Department of Radiology at Chrudim Hospital. After gaining her board certification in 2011, Dr. Kocova became a pulmonary radiology consultant at University Hospital Hradec Kralove. She is also an assistant professor of radiology at Charles University. In 2017 she completed her PhD, the topic of her thesis being Phenotypic assessment of patients with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using HRCT of the lung. Dr. Kocova has published 27 scientific papers and two book chapters and has delivered more than 40 oral presentations, including 35 invited lectures. Her main fields of interest are pulmonary radiology and emergency radiology. She is a member of the Czech Radiological Society,the European Society of Radiology and the European Society of Thoracic Imaging.