Dark-Field Chest X-rays Could Improve Diagnosis, Early Detection

Dark-Field Chest X-rays Could Improve Diagnosis, Early Detection

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Dark-Field Chest X-rays Could Improve Diagnosis, Early Detection

Dark-field chest X-ray imaging provides greater detail of lung microstructure than standard chest X-rays, and allows for the accurate diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a study shows. “In the future dark-field X-rays could help improve early detection of COPD and other respiratory ailments,” Alexander Fingerle, MD, of the Technical University of Munich (TUM)’s university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar, in Germany, and the study’s co-first author, said in a press release. “Given the close connection between…

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