Comparison Between Low Dose Chest CT and Chest XRay in Smokers with Chronic CoughAuthor(s): Vahid Changizi*, Taqwa Khaled Almijibly
Objective: this article was aimed to investigate the Comparison between Low-Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) and Chest X-Ray (CXR) in Smokers with Chronic Cough.
Method: in this study all patients subjected who suffering from chronic cough to chest x-ray initially then underwent to low dose chest CT.
Results: The rate age of studies groups was (49.03 ± 16.12) years and the main age group was (31.1%) 60< years, male were more dominant than female (66.66% male) and (33.33% female). This study shows that LDCT of chest is better than chest x-ray in detect the cause of chronic cough (0.005) (P value) and the result of the kappa test for enter observe accuracy between both tests was essential agreement (0.426).
Conclusion: The LDCT better than x-ray in detected of the cause’s chronic cough and the findings of LDCT were more than chest xray,
low dose CT is a good choice in detection of pulmonary lesions with using low exposure factors and hence low radiation dose.