Looking closer at acute respiratory distress syndrome: the role of advanced imaging techniques.

Bellani, G. et al. Current Opinion in Critical Care. Published online: 30 November 2016

Purpose of review: Advanced imaging techniques have provided invaluable insights in understanding of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and the effect of therapeutic strategies, thanks to the possibility of gaining regional information and moving from simple ‘anatomical’ information to in-vivo functional imaging.

Summary: Progresses in lung imaging are key to individualize therapy, diagnosis, and pathophysiological mechanism at play in any patient at any specified time, helping to move toward personalized medicine for ARDS.

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