The evolution of imaging in respiratory dysfunction failure

Luciano Gattinoni, Eleonora Carlesso, Federico Polli

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntensive and Critical Care Medicine: WFSICCM World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine
PublisherSpringer Milan
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9788847014350
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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