Thoracic imaging evaluates the chest wall, lungs, and structures surrounding the heart and great vessels.  Using multiple different non-invasive imaging modalities, including conventional x-rayradiography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the faculty members of the Division of Thoracic Imaging diagnose numerous diseases including:

  • Pneumonia
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Diffuse lung disease
  • Small airway disease
  • Pulmonary nodules
  • Pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lungs)

Specialized services offered by the division include expert evaluations in:

  • Lung cancer diagnosis and post-treatment monitoring
  • Emphysema, especially in planning lung volume reduction surgery
  • Pulmonary vascular thromboembolism
  • Lung transplantation pre-operative planning, per-operative intensive care unit monitoring, and post-operative assessment for transplant rejection
  • Interstitial lung disease, especially pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis
  • Incidental lung nodule detection and management

Division faculty members are active participants in multidisciplinary research and education.

Learn more about thoracic imaging at Ohio State

Learn more about thoracic imaging at Ohio State