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Abnormal Chest x-ray Interstitial Changes Focal and Diffuse

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
1) Obtain old chest x-rays for comparison
2) Full pulmonary function testing (spirometry lung volumes, DLCO) ABG and 6 minute walk test
3) Detailed assessment of occupational and environmental exposures
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
1) Spirometry
2) Chest x-ray
3) Old chest x-rays
4) High resolution CT chest
5) Strongly consider biopsy for definitive diagnosis prior to institution of a therapeutic intervention.
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
1) Pulmonary Fibrosis
2) The Lung Association: Pulmonary Fibrosis
Appointment Timeframe <1 month
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See CareWeb
External Patients: Hand carry non-UM records, pulmonary function tests and chest x-rays to visit
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-355
Patients: Dyspnea Clinic: 734-763-7668, 888-284-5864
Clinic Location Sites Pulmonary and Critical Care Clinic Locations
UM Consulting Physician Pulmonary Faculty
Revised on: 07/25/2011



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