In this chapter we will illustrate the paradigmatic role that medical imaging has played in helping to define, understand, and treat a specific form of respiratory failure called acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). ARDS is a life-threatening syndrome characterized by noncardiogenic (inflammatory) pulmonary edema causing mainly hypoxemic respiratory failure unresponsive to conventional therapy.
|Title of host publication||Intensive and Critical Care Medicine: WFSICCM World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
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