Kurt Georg Hering

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The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of lung cancer in a high-risk asbestos-exposed cohort using low-dose MDCT. Of a population of 5,389 former power-plant workers, 316 were characterized as individuals at highest risk for lung cancer according to a lung-cancer risk model including age, asbestos exposure and smoking habits. Of these 316,(More)
The standard ILO classification for pneumoconiotic changes using conventional X-ray films has become well established. In recent years computed tomography has played an increasing role in occupational medicine and above all in the assessment of pneumoconiosis. Therefore a standardised method of classification for CT also seems necessary. A system of(More)
PURPOSE We have developed a classification of high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) images for screening, surveillance and epidemiological studies of respiratory diseases caused by occupational and environmental factors. The proposed classification consists of three parts: a guideline explaining the elements of the classification scheme, a reading(More)
To implement a novel voxel-based technique to identify statistically significant local cartilage deformation and analyze in-vivo topographic knee cartilage deformation patterns using a voxel-based thickness map approach for high-flexion postures. Sagittal 3T 3D-T1w-FLASH-WE-sequences of 10 healthy knees were acquired before and immediately after loading(More)
Two rather young patients with spontaneous massive mandible osteolysis are presented, i.e. a woman suffering from a rhinogenous liquor fistula and recurrent meningitides, and a young man. The authors discuss etiology, pathologic anatomy, clinical and radiological course, as well as the combined surgical and radiotherapeutical treatment. The pathologic(More)
The ILO (1980) Classification has been revised during recent years. The new version is now available as the International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses (Revised edition 2000). The Guidelines booklet is currently available only in English. Those involved felt it was important to maintain continuity with the ILO (1980) edition, in particular(More)
We developed the standard digital images (SDIs) to be used in the classification and recognition of pneumoconiosis. From July 3, 2006 through August 31, 2007, 531 retired male workers exposed to inorganic dust were examined by digital (DR) and analog radiography (AR) on the same day, after being approved by our institutional review board and obtaining(More)
High resolution computed tomography (HRCT) plays an indispensable role in the diagnosis of pneumoconiosis and other lung damage arising from inhalation. Till now, however, there has been no agreed standardized convention for the use of the technique, or for documenting results uniformly. A task-group on Diagnostic Radiology in Occupational and Environmental(More)