Hyperattenuating pulmonary consolidation

Last revised by Dr Francis Deng on 22 Jan 2020

Hyperattenuating pulmonary consolidation refers to a region of lung parenchyma with air space opacification that has higher attenuation on CT than muscle or than expected with typical causes of consolidation such as pneumonia (fluid attenuation) or cancer (soft tissue attenuation).

The differential diagnosis for diffusely hyperattenuating consolidation is limited 1-4:

Some disorders cause foci of calcification within a larger area of consolidation 5:

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