Evaluation Of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Using High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT): A Cross Sectional Study

Pulmonary Tuberculosis Using High Resolution


  • Amina Tasawar University Institute of Radiological and Medical Imaging Sciences, University of Lahore, Gujrat Campus
  • Akash John University Institute of Radiological and Medical Imaging Sciences, University of Lahore, Gujrat Campus
  • Abid Ali Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Lahore, Gujrat Campus
  • Khadija Bakhtawar University Institute of Radiological and Medical Imaging Sciences, University of Lahore, Gujrat Campus
  • Mah Noor University Institute of Radiological and Medical Imaging Sciences, University of Lahore, Gujrat Campus




HRCT, Tuberculosis, Pulmonary, Consolidations


Mycobacterium is an airborne organism that spreads from person to person. Tuberculosis can affect any area of the body, although the lungs are the most commonly affected known as pulmonary tuberculosis. Objective: To evaluate pulmonary tuberculosis using High Resolution Computed Tomography. Methods: It was a cross-sectional study conducted at the private sector hospital Gujrat, Pakistan. This study was conducted over 4 months from December 2021 to March 2022.  The sample size of 91 patients was calculated via a convenient sampling approach from previously published articles. Patients who were diagnosed with TB during CT scan investigation presented at the study area were included after informed consent. A specially crafted data collection sheet was developed to contain the patient demographic statics. Results: The upper age limit occurrence of 36(39.6%) was observed in people aged 21 to 30 years, and the lowest occurrence of 7(7.7%) was observed in those aged under 21 years. Males composed 53% of the population, while females constituted 38%. (41.8 percent). The highest proportion of cough was 43 (47.3 percent), and the lowest frequency of weight loss was 14 (15.4 percent). The nodule incidence is 30(33%) and the LAP incidence is 6 (6.6 percent). Conclusion: Pulmonary tuberculosis was more prevalent among younger male individuals. The primary characterization among pulmonary tuberculosis patients was nodules, cavity, consolidation, and tree in bud shown on HRCT.


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DOI: 10.54393/pjhs.v3i01.50
Published: 2022-06-30

How to Cite

Tasawar, A. ., John, A. ., Ali, A. ., Bakhtawar, K. ., & Noor , M. . (2022). Evaluation Of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Using High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT): A Cross Sectional Study: Pulmonary Tuberculosis Using High Resolution. Pakistan Journal of Health Sciences, 3(01), 42–45. https://doi.org/10.54393/pjhs.v3i01.50



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