The significance of irregular opacities on the chest roentgenogram.


Scanty irregular opacities are not uncommonly observed on the chest roentgenogram in the absence of interstitial fibrosis of the lungs. In such circumstances the irregular opacities, when present, tend to be relatively scanty and seldom, if ever, exceed an ILO category of 1/1. They are found in association with cigarette smoking, especially when emphysema… (More)


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