Pleural abnormalities in the Framingham Heart Study: prevalence and CT image features.

BACKGROUND The prevalence of pleural abnormalities in the general population is an epidemiologically important index of asbestos exposure, which has not been investigated since a radiography-based study in 1980. METHODS We examined 2633 chest CT scans (mean 59.2 years, 50% female) from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) for the presence and image… CONTINUE READING