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Quantification of CT bronchiectasis and its relationship to ventilation in cystic fibrosis
  1. Tim Rosenow
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tim Rosenow, Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia; tim.rosenow{at}

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Structural lung abnormalities and impaired pulmonary function are key facets of respiratory disease in cystic fibrosis (CF). Over the last decade, CT and the multiple breath washout (MBW) technique have been extensively investigated and validated as clinical and research tools to measure their severity. However, little is known about the relationship between the structural and functional aspects of CF lung disease. This may in part be due to limitations inherent to visual CT scoring: in particular, …

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  • Contributors The editorial was conceived and written by TR.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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