Centrilobular micronodules

Centrilobular micronodules are an image descriptor that refers to centrilobular nodules when the nodules are very small and present in a centrilobular distribution in the lungs. They are usually seen with bronchiolitis and can blend into tree-in-bud opacities. 

Image interpretation

Postprocessing techniques such as obtaining maximum intensity projections (MIPs) use the original thin-section dataset and help make centrilobular nodules more conspicuous and easier to interpret.

Article information

rID: 81733
System: Chest
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Centrilobular micronodularity

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