Fluid bronchogram: A common finding in opacified lung requiring contrast medium administration for demonstration

Academic Article


  • One example was selected to demonstrate the requirement of intravenous administration of contrast medium for visualization of the fluid bronchogram in opacified lung, as is the case in most patients. Another example was chosen to show that on rare occasions, a faint fluid bronchogram could be detected without contrast medium because of marked dilation of the bronchi. The mechanism for the computed tomographic demonstration of the fluid bronchogram and it significance were discussed.
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    Published In

  • Chest  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 7681609
  • Author List

  • Shin MS; Ho KJ
  • Start Page

  • 960
  • End Page

  • 962
  • Volume

  • 104
  • Issue

  • 3