Computer quantitation of gallium 67 lung uptake in crocidolite (blue asbestos) workers of Western Australia

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Pulmonary inflammation has been evaluated in 43 crocidolite-exposed asbestos (ASB) workers and 12 control subjects, using a quantitative index of gallium uptake (GI). The GI was compared with chest roentgenographs (CXRs) graded by the ILO classification. The ASB workers included 15 with asbestosis (CXR≥1/0), 19 with a normal CXR (CXR 0/0), and 9 with… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01280251

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