HRCT/CT and associated spirometric effects of low Libby amphibole asbestos exposure.

  title={HRCT/CT and associated spirometric effects of low Libby amphibole asbestos exposure.},
  author={James E. Lockey and Kari K Dunning and Timothy J Hilbert and Eric K Borton and Linda L Levin and Carol H Rice and Roy T McKay and Ralph T Shipley and Cristopher A. Meyer and Charles Perme and Grace K Lemasters},
  journal={Journal of occupational and environmental medicine},
  volume={57 1},
OBJECTIVE Evaluate the relationship between cumulative fiber exposure and high-resolution or conventional chest computed tomography (HRCT/CT) changes and spirometry of workers with Libby amphibole asbestos exposure. METHODS Of the original 1980 cohort (n = 513), 431 were living and asked to participate. Images were evaluated for localized pleural thickening (LPT), diffuse pleural thickening (DPT), and parenchymal changes. RESULTS A total of 306 participants provided either HRCT/CT scans (n… CONTINUE READING

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