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Chest x ray and high-resolution computed tomography in cystic fibrosis
  1. T G Kollamparambil,
  2. K Padua,
  3. J Fairhurst,
  4. G Connett
  1. Respiratory Paediatrics, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, Hants, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    T G Kollamparambil
    Respiratory Paediatrics, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton, Hants SO16 6YD, UK;tanojk{at}gmail.com

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We read with interest the article by Jiménez et al1 reporting the use of low-dose, high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) in children with cystic fibrosis, and the excellent commentary from Langton Hewer2 in the May issue. We agree with Langton Hewer’s conclusion that although HRCTs provide an earlier and detailed insight into progression of cystic fibrosis-related lung disease, they offer limited advantages for patient management in the current therapeutic environment.

We carried out a study that supports these conclusions. We …

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