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Airway Structure
Brett W. Carter, MD; Gerald F. Abbott, MD, FACR
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GENERAL ANATOMY AND FUNCTION

  • Airways

    • Airway Branches

      • Airway Function

        • Functional and Structural Airway Zones

          AIRWAY STRUCTURE

          • Trachea

            • Bronchi

              • Muscular Bronchioles

                • Terminal Bronchioles

                  • Respiratory Bronchioles

                    • Alveolar Ducts

                      • Alveoli and Alveolar Sacs

                        FUNDAMENTAL UNITS OF LUNG STRUCTURE

                        • Primary Pulmonary Lobule

                          • Acinus

                            • Secondary Pulmonary Lobule

                              COLLATERAL CHANNELS

                              • Alveolar Pores (Pores of Kohn)

                                • Canals of Lambert

                                  IMAGING ANATOMIC CORRELATIONS

                                  • Trachea

                                    • Bronchi/Bronchioles

                                      • Secondary Pulmonary Lobule

                                        • Acinus

                                          • Centrilobular Nodules: Infectious Bronchiolitis

                                            • Tree-in-Bud Opacities: Small Airways Infection

                                              • Centrilobular Low Attenuation: Centrilobular Emphysema

                                                • Lobular Low Attenuation: Panlobular Emphysema

                                                  • Lobular Low Attenuation: Paraseptal Emphysema

                                                    • Lobular Low Attenuation: Constrictive Bronchiolitis

                                                      • Acinar Nodules: Infection

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                                                        GENERAL ANATOMY AND FUNCTION

                                                        • Airways

                                                          • Airway Branches

                                                            • Airway Function

                                                              • Functional and Structural Airway Zones

                                                                AIRWAY STRUCTURE

                                                                • Trachea

                                                                  • Bronchi

                                                                    • Muscular Bronchioles

                                                                      • Terminal Bronchioles

                                                                        • Respiratory Bronchioles

                                                                          • Alveolar Ducts

                                                                            • Alveoli and Alveolar Sacs

                                                                              FUNDAMENTAL UNITS OF LUNG STRUCTURE

                                                                              • Primary Pulmonary Lobule

                                                                                • Acinus

                                                                                  • Secondary Pulmonary Lobule

                                                                                    COLLATERAL CHANNELS

                                                                                    • Alveolar Pores (Pores of Kohn)

                                                                                      • Canals of Lambert

                                                                                        IMAGING ANATOMIC CORRELATIONS

                                                                                        • Trachea

                                                                                          • Bronchi/Bronchioles

                                                                                            • Secondary Pulmonary Lobule

                                                                                              • Acinus

                                                                                                • Centrilobular Nodules: Infectious Bronchiolitis

                                                                                                  • Tree-in-Bud Opacities: Small Airways Infection

                                                                                                    • Centrilobular Low Attenuation: Centrilobular Emphysema

                                                                                                      • Lobular Low Attenuation: Panlobular Emphysema

                                                                                                        • Lobular Low Attenuation: Paraseptal Emphysema

                                                                                                          • Lobular Low Attenuation: Constrictive Bronchiolitis

                                                                                                            • Acinar Nodules: Infection