Suspect pulmonary fibrosis

—a common threat across a wide range of interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), including connective tissue disease-associated interstitial lung diseases (CTD-ILDs). Pulmonary fibrosis can become a key driver of irreversible harm and early mortality, and calls for urgent identification and intervention.1–4

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DISCOVER THE TRUE IMPACT OF FIBROTIC ILDs

IMAGING ATLAS OF ILDs

Improve your ability to diagnose fibrotic ILDs.

This imaging atlas can assist your ILD diagnosis, helping you to recognize key clues and characteristics on HRCT and histopathology.

4 imagining scans, representing fibrotic ILDs and characteristic for them lung pathologies.

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