Reticular interstitial pattern

Juliette Hancox and Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Reticular interstitial pattern is one of the patterns of linear opacification in the lung. It can either mean a plain film or HRCT/CT feature. 



Reticulation can be subdivided by the size of the intervening pulmonary lucency into fine, medium and coarse. Diseases with a predominantly reticular pattern can be subdivided by the acuteness of their presentation.

Specific descriptors

Article information

rID: 14526
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Reticular opacification
  • Reticular shadows
  • Reticulation
  • Reticular opacities
  • Reticular pattern in lung
  • Reticulation - lung
  • Reticular opacity

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: increasing reticulation in left lower zone
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