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Pulmonary Vessels
Melissa L. Rosado de Christenson, MD, FACR
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PULMONARY ARTERIES

  • Function

    • Pulmonary Trunk

      • Right Pulmonary Artery and Branches

        • Left Pulmonary Artery and Branches

          PULMONARY VEINS

          • Function

            • Embryologic Anatomy

              • General Anatomy

                NOMENCLATURE OF PULMONARY ARTERIES AND VEINS

                • General Concepts

                  • Right Upper Lobe Pulmonary Arteries

                    • Middle Lobe Pulmonary Arteries

                      • Right Lower Lobe Pulmonary Arteries

                        • Left Upper Lobe Pulmonary Arteries

                          • Left Lower Lobe Pulmonary Arteries

                            • Right Upper Lobe Pulmonary Veins

                              • Middle Lobe Pulmonary Veins

                                • Right Lower Lobe Pulmonary Veins

                                  • Right Top Pulmonary Vein

                                    • Left Upper Lobe Pulmonary Veins

                                      • Left Lower Lobe Pulmonary Veins

                                        IMAGING OF PULMONARY ARTERIES

                                        • Radiography

                                          • Angiography

                                            • CT

                                              PULMONARY LYMPHATICS

                                              • Anatomy

                                                • Imaging

                                                  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension

                                                    • Pulmonary Hypertension

                                                      • Arteriovenous Malformations

                                                        • Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage

                                                          • Pulmonary Vein Varix

                                                            • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Disease

                                                              • Foreign Body Embolism

                                                                Selected References

                                                                1. Porres DV et al: Learning from the pulmonary veins. Radiographics. 33(4):999-1022, 2013
                                                                2. Ghaye B et al: Percutaneous ablation for atrial fibrillation: the role of cross-sectional imaging. Radiographics. 23 Spec No:S19-33; discussion S48-50, 2003
                                                                3. Daehee Han et al: Thrombotic and Nonthrombotic Pulmonary Arterial Embolism: Spectrum of Imaging Findings RadioGraphics. 23(6):1521-39, 2003
                                                                4. Remy-Jardin M: CT Angiography of the Chest. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2001
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                                                                PULMONARY ARTERIES

                                                                • Function

                                                                  • Pulmonary Trunk

                                                                    • Right Pulmonary Artery and Branches

                                                                      • Left Pulmonary Artery and Branches

                                                                        PULMONARY VEINS

                                                                        • Function

                                                                          • Embryologic Anatomy

                                                                            • General Anatomy

                                                                              NOMENCLATURE OF PULMONARY ARTERIES AND VEINS

                                                                              • General Concepts

                                                                                • Right Upper Lobe Pulmonary Arteries

                                                                                  • Middle Lobe Pulmonary Arteries

                                                                                    • Right Lower Lobe Pulmonary Arteries

                                                                                      • Left Upper Lobe Pulmonary Arteries

                                                                                        • Left Lower Lobe Pulmonary Arteries

                                                                                          • Right Upper Lobe Pulmonary Veins

                                                                                            • Middle Lobe Pulmonary Veins

                                                                                              • Right Lower Lobe Pulmonary Veins

                                                                                                • Right Top Pulmonary Vein

                                                                                                  • Left Upper Lobe Pulmonary Veins

                                                                                                    • Left Lower Lobe Pulmonary Veins

                                                                                                      IMAGING OF PULMONARY ARTERIES

                                                                                                      • Radiography

                                                                                                        • Angiography

                                                                                                          • CT

                                                                                                            PULMONARY LYMPHATICS

                                                                                                            • Anatomy

                                                                                                              • Imaging

                                                                                                                • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension

                                                                                                                  • Pulmonary Hypertension

                                                                                                                    • Arteriovenous Malformations

                                                                                                                      • Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage

                                                                                                                        • Pulmonary Vein Varix

                                                                                                                          • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Disease

                                                                                                                            • Foreign Body Embolism

                                                                                                                              Selected References

                                                                                                                              1. Porres DV et al: Learning from the pulmonary veins. Radiographics. 33(4):999-1022, 2013
                                                                                                                              2. Ghaye B et al: Percutaneous ablation for atrial fibrillation: the role of cross-sectional imaging. Radiographics. 23 Spec No:S19-33; discussion S48-50, 2003
                                                                                                                              3. Daehee Han et al: Thrombotic and Nonthrombotic Pulmonary Arterial Embolism: Spectrum of Imaging Findings RadioGraphics. 23(6):1521-39, 2003
                                                                                                                              4. Remy-Jardin M: CT Angiography of the Chest. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2001