CT of the thorax
- Veins from contrast infusion
- Pulmonary veins
- Lung parenchyma: Scan for opacities, preferably at a maximum intensity projection of about 8 mm in order to detect any lung nodules (if found, see CT of lung nodules).
- Pleura, for any fluid in the dorsal parts
- Skeleton: Any signs of damage.
- Lymph nodes in mediastinal, hilar and axial areas. If possibly enlarged, see CT of thoracic lymphadenopathy
- Visible abdominal volumes for any expansions or focal changes in the liver, adrenals or spleen.
Even absence of:
- Opacities in the lung parenchyma.
- Pleural fluid.
- See also: General notes on reporting
- Lymph nodes
The presence of a dilated main pulmonary artery of 29 mm or more in combination with an artery–to-bronchus diameter ratio of 1:1 or more at segmental level in three or four lobes, confers a specificity of 100% for the presence of pulmonary hypertension.
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