Are there any imaging clues that may help to distinguish the cause of the linear interstitial pattern

Are there any imaging clues that may help to distinguish the cause of the linear interstitial pattern?

In most cases, no imaging clues help to distinguish the cause of the linear pattern of interstitial disease. One notable exception is the recognition of a markedly asymmetric linear pattern, in which one lung is considerably more affected than the other. This imaging finding is virtually always associated with lymphangitic carcinomatosis.

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