|Document ID (ISN)||112516|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0019-8366 - Industrial Health
|Convention or series no.
||Elshazley M., Shibata E., Hisanaga N., Ichihara G., Ewis A.A., Kamijima M., Ichihara S., Sakai K., Sato M., Kondo M., Hasegawa Y.
||Pleural plaque profiles on the chest radiographs and CT scans of asbestos-exposed Japanese construction workers
||Sep. 2011, Vol.49, No.5, p.626-633. Illus. 15 ref.
||Pleural_plaque_profiles_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
||Pleural plaques are asymptomatic focal thickenings of the pleura and considered the hallmark of asbestos exposure. However, it is often difficult to detect pleural plaques on chest x-rays (CXR). This retrospective study was based on chest CT scans of 140 Japanese asbestos-exposed construction workers who have probable or definite findings of pleural plaque on CXR. A plaque morphology-based classification for CXR was proposed and compared to interpretations of CT scans. Findings are discussed. It is concluded that chest radiography continues to be a suitable tool for screening asbestos-related pleural plaques considering its simplicity, wide availability and cost-effectiveness.
||Japan; asbestos; pleural thickening; chest radiography; tomography; construction industry
||x-rays; diagnosis; radiological classifications; medical examinations; reliability; description of technique
||D - Periodical articles
Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Cancer and carcinogens
Occupational health services