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Table 3 Results of the radiological and histopathological re-evaluation, showing the number of biopsy confirmed cases and number of patients included in the study. There was no significant difference in the diagnostic accuracy between the five university hospitals. After multidisciplinary evaluation altogether 111 patients were considered to have IPF

From: Re-evaluation of diagnostic parameters is crucial for obtaining accurate data on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

   Histopathological finding
Radiological finding n (%) N:O of biopsies UIP Probable UIP Possible UIP Not UIP IPF in multidisciplinary evaluation (%)
UIP pattern 87 (70.7) 10 7 1 1 1 87
Possible UIP pattern 18 (14.6) 7 6 1    18
Inconsistent with UIP pattern 18 (14.6) 7 4 1 1 1 6
Total 123 24 17 3 2 2 111 (90.2)