[Roentgenologically demonstrable changes in pneumoconiosis (author's transl)].


Based on the new international definition of pneumoconiosis the various types of this lesion and their roentgenological appearance are described. The lesions may arise from fibrosis-inducing dusts (silica, asbestos) and also from the deposition of dust particles especially those of high atomic weight. Pneumoconiosis in coal miners, the most common dust-induced lung disease in Germany, is reviewed in detail and the X-ray demonstration of dust in the lungs is discussed.

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@article{Worth1979RoentgenologicallyDC, title={[Roentgenologically demonstrable changes in pneumoconiosis (author's transl)].}, author={G{\"{u}nther Worth}, journal={Praxis und Klinik der Pneumologie}, year={1979}, volume={33 Suppl 1}, pages={622-6} }