Silicosis in 76 men: qualitative and quantitative CT evaluation--clinical-radiologic correlation study.


PURPOSE To use qualitative and quantitative computed tomography (CT) to test the hypothesis that impaired lung function with silicosis is due to progressive massive fibrosis (PMF) and associated emphysema. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventy-six men with silicosis underwent volumetric and thin-section CT of the thorax. Lung function, Borg scale dyspnea grade… (More)


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