Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)?
Compelling Question (CQ)
Details on the impact of addressing this CQ or CC
Chest CT scans provide anatomical information on disease pattern and severity that cannot be readily obtained otherwise. These imaging studies could be essential in reclassifying chronic lung diseases more effectively and in assessing disease progression more accurately.
Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC
The increasing use of chest CT scans for lung cancer screening will provide a large number of imaging studies that could transform pulmonary research in multiple chronic lung diseases. However, the images will need to be appropriately collected and analyzed.
Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea
Ed Silverman, James Crapo and COPDGene Executive Committee