Imaging Studies for Pulmonary Vascular Disease

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Diseases that affect the pulmonary vasculature encompass a broad range of conditions including acute and chronic pulmonary thromboembolism, pulmonary hypertension, vasculitis, malignancy, and various congenital abnormalities. Imaging modalities available to evaluate diseases of the pulmonary vasculature include radiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and scintigraphy. This article reviews the role of imaging in a variety of pulmonary vascular diseases, highlighting advantages and disadvantages, as well as illustrating imaging findings of these diseases.

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