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The key to diagnosing idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a high-resolution computed-tomography (HRCT) scan. If the HRCT scan shows a usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) pattern and alternative causes of interstitial lung disease (ILD) can be ruled out, a diagnosis of IPF is indicated.

Use our audio resources to listen to IPF associated lung velcro crackles and sounds related to other lung conditions.

Learn what is required for a conclusive IPF diagnosis.

In order to conclusively diagnose IPF, a number of other lung diseases must be excluded. 

Learn about key symptoms in IPF diagnosis.

Test your ear! Can you identify IPF in our Sound challenge?