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Abstract : Many studies show that it might be challenging to identify in order to diagnose the usual Interstitial Pneumonia, this study would assess the effectiveness of chest computed tomography to differentiate Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. a retrospective evaluation of 48 patients admitted to our hospital was conducted 2019-2022, who had a UIP pattern on a diagnostic-quality CT study and a multidisciplinary diagnosis of CTD-ILD or IPF. 31 (64.6 %) were male, and 17 (35.4 %) were female with a mean age of 56.96±11.31 years. 34 (70.8%) had IPF, 14 (29.2%) had CTD-ILD. 40 (41.7%) of them smokers. Rheumatoid arthritis was the most common type of CTD-ILD. There were significant differences between IPF and CTD-ILD in terms of the distribution of lung involvement. Also significancy founded in the prevalence of ground-glass opacities, consolidation, honeycomb lung, and lymphadenopathy. the sensitivity and specificity values show that different imaging features can help distinguish between IPF and CTD-ILD with varying accuracy. CT can help in diagnosing the causative features of usual Interstitial Pneumonia in most of patients diagnosed with UIP had IPF.

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