Asploro Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Case Reports
Article Type: Case Report
Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2023 Aug 17;6(3):216-21
Corresponding Author: Hiroshi BANDO, MD, PhD, FACP ORCID iD
Address: Tokushima University /Medical Research, Nakashowa 1-61, Tokushima 770-0943, Japan.
Received date: 30 July 2023; Accepted date: 17 August 2023; Published date: 24 August 2023
Citation: Yamashita H, Ogura K, Bando H, Kato Y, Kato Y. Slight Bronchopneumonia in A Centenarian Diagnosed by Chest CT Scan with Maximum Intensity Projection (MIP). Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2023 Aug 17;6(3):216-21.
Copyright © 2023 Yamashita H, Ogura K, Bando H, Kato Y, Kato Y. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Centenarian, Bronchopneumonia, Lung CT Scan, Maximum Intensity Projection, Slab Thickness
Abbreviations: MIP: Maximum Intensity Projection
The current case is a 102-year-old female centenarian with slight bronchopneumonia. She did not have any remarkable health or medical problems until 2022. In May 2023, she developed a cough and fever and underwent a lung CT scan, which revealed a consolidation shadow in the left posterior middle lung. This image was created with a 1mm width for each 1mm interval. Additionally, a further image was generated using maximum intensity projection (MIP) with a 3mm width for a slab thickness of 20mm. Based on this data, a diagnosis of slight bronchopneumonia in the left lung was made. She was treated with levofloxacin 500mg/day for 5 days, which led to clinical improvement.