Updated International Guidelines for IPF Diagnosis: A Radiology Perspective


When Is It IPF?

So, when is it IPF? Only when all other possibilities have been excluded. In summary, we have reviewed how seemingly small details in a patient’s history or physical exam can significantly alter the diagnosis, even when the CT findings are strikingly similar, reinforcing the need for careful evaluation of all the clinical, radiologic, and pathologic data to make the diagnosis.