Chest radiographs for outcome assessment in cystic fibrosis

Robert H. Cleveland, David Zurakowski, Dubhfeasa M. Slattery, Andrew A. Colin

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We compare a chest radiographic scoring system developed by our group to spirometry in quantifying the longitudinal progression of lung disease among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, andwe evaluate the use of this radiographic scoring system in identifying the treatment effect of an inhaled antibiotic. Results suggest that longitudinally acquired chest radiographs, when scored using our scoring system, are at least as sensitive as lung function in detecting the progression of lung disease in CF patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)302-305
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the American Thoracic Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007


  • Chest radiograph
  • Cystic fibrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Physiology
  • Cell Biology


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