Fast Five Quiz: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Imaging

Ani Kapoor, MD; Zab Mosenifar, MD


February 17, 2023

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare form of chronic, progressive fibrosing interstitial pneumonia of unknown etiology. Global incidence and prevalence of IPF are between 0.09 and 1.30 per 10,000 people, according to Mei and colleagues. IPF is characterized by irreversible loss of lung function due to fibrosis, which leads to symptoms of increasing cough and dyspnea as well as impaired quality of life. Prognosis is typically poor, with a mean survival time of approximately 4 years without treatment. Antifibrotic medications may slow progression of the disease, highlighting the importance of early diagnosis and treatment initiation.

How much do you know about imaging in IPF? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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