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Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia

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Abstract

MEIRELLES, Gustavo de Souza Portes; KAVAKAMA, Jorge Issamu  and  RODRIGUES, Reynaldo Tavares. Imaging in occupational lung diseases. J. bras. pneumol. [online]. 2006, vol.32, suppl.2, pp.S85-S92. ISSN 1806-3713.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1806-37132006000800013.

This chapter consists of a review of the literature regarding radiographic and tomographic characteristics of the principal occupational respiratory diseases (silicosis and asbestosis). Special attention is given to the practical relevance of high-resolution computed tomography, which is the most sensitive and specific method of identifying and quantifying the extent of pleural and parenchymal lesions related to such diseases.

Keywords : Lung [radiography]; Silicosis [radiography]; Asbestosis [radiography]; Tomography, x-ray computed [methods]; Environmental exposure; Occupational diseases.

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