Fast Five Quiz: Diagnosing Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Guy W. Soo Hoo, MD, MPH


February 04, 2021

According to the current American Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society, Japanese Respiratory Society, and Latin American Thoracic Society guidelines, pulmonologists, radiologists, pathologists, and in some cases, rheumatologists should engage in multidisciplinary discussions. Patients who have a probable diagnosis of IPF or in whom test result findings are questionable benefit most from interdisciplinary discussions because of improved accuracy of diagnosis and earlier treatment.

EPs, cardiothoracic surgeons, and nephrologists do not comprise a multidisciplinary team to assist in diagnosing IPF.

A team of radiologists, anesthesiologists, and neurologists do not make up a multidisciplinary team to assist in diagnosing IPF.

Pediatricians, endocrinologists, and orthopedic surgeons do not make up a team to assist in diagnosing IPF.

Learn more about a multidisciplinary discussion approach to diagnosing IPF.


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