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What technology is used for restrictive lung disease?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines, x-rays, and CT scans help to diagnose restrictive lung disease by making the lung tissue scar damage visible on a screen. Often, radiation fibrosis is discovered this way accidentally while doing exams related to other issues. Some of these imaging techniques are more detailed and advanced than others.

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Is restrictive lung disease serious?
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Once restrictive lung disease develops, it is irreversible in most cases. Pulmonary fibrosis, which ...
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How do I care for someone who has restrictive lung disease?
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What are some examples of common restrictive lung diseases?
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What are some helpful resources regarding restrictive lung disease?
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