Computed tomography in the early detection of asbestosis.

  title={Computed tomography in the early detection of asbestosis.},
  author={Raymond O. Begin and Gaston Ostiguy and R B Filion and Nancy Colman and Philippe Bertrand},
  journal={International archives of occupational and environmental health},
  volume={65 5},
Computed tomography (CT; both conventional (CCT) and high resolution (HRCT)) scans of the thorax were evaluated to detect early asbestosis in 61 subjects exposed to asbestos dust in Québec for an average of 22(3) years and in five controls. The study was limited to consecutive cases with chest radiographs of the International Labour Organisation categories 0 or 1 determined independently. All subjects had a standard high kilovoltage posteroanterior and lateral chest radiograph, a set of 10-15 1… CONTINUE READING