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Asbestosis
Carlos S. Restrepo, MD; Helen T. Winer-Muram, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Definitions

                • Interstitial lung disease caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              • Microscopic Features

                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                • Presentation

                                  • Demographics

                                    • Diagnosis

                                      • Natural History and Prognosis

                                        • Treatment

                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                          • Consider

                                            • Reporting Tips

                                              Selected References

                                              1. Arakawa H et al: Asbestosis and other pulmonary fibrosis in asbestos-exposed workers: high-resolution CT features with pathological correlations. Eur Radiol. 26(5):1485-92, 2016
                                              2. Cha YK et al: Radiologic diagnosis of asbestosis in Korea. Korean J Radiol. 17(5):674-83, 2016
                                              3. Norbet C et al: Asbestos-related lung disease: a pictorial review. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 44(4):371-82, 2015
                                              4. Roggli VL et al: Pathology of asbestosis- an update of the diagnostic criteria: report of the asbestosis committee of the college of american pathologists and pulmonary pathology society. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 134(3):462-80, 2010
                                              5. Akira M et al: High-resolution CT of asbestosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 181(1):163-9, 2003
                                              6. Copley SJ et al: Asbestosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: comparison of thin-section CT features. Radiology. 229(3):731-6, 2003
                                              7. Roach HD et al: Asbestos: when the dust settles an imaging review of asbestos-related disease. Radiographics. 22 Spec No:S167-84, 2002
                                              8. al-Jarad N et al: High resolution computed tomographic assessment of asbestosis and cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis: a comparative study. Thorax. 47(8):645-50, 1992
                                              9. Akira M et al: Early asbestosis: Evaluation with high-resolution CT. Radiology 178: 409-16, 1991
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                                              KEY FACTS

                                              • Terminology

                                                • Imaging

                                                  • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                    • Pathology

                                                      • Clinical Issues

                                                        • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                          TERMINOLOGY

                                                          • Definitions

                                                            • Interstitial lung disease caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers

                                                          IMAGING

                                                          • General Features

                                                            • Radiographic Findings

                                                              • CT Findings

                                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                                    • General Features

                                                                      • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                          • Microscopic Features

                                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                            • Presentation

                                                                              • Demographics

                                                                                • Diagnosis

                                                                                  • Natural History and Prognosis

                                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                      • Consider

                                                                                        • Reporting Tips

                                                                                          Selected References

                                                                                          1. Arakawa H et al: Asbestosis and other pulmonary fibrosis in asbestos-exposed workers: high-resolution CT features with pathological correlations. Eur Radiol. 26(5):1485-92, 2016
                                                                                          2. Cha YK et al: Radiologic diagnosis of asbestosis in Korea. Korean J Radiol. 17(5):674-83, 2016
                                                                                          3. Norbet C et al: Asbestos-related lung disease: a pictorial review. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 44(4):371-82, 2015
                                                                                          4. Roggli VL et al: Pathology of asbestosis- an update of the diagnostic criteria: report of the asbestosis committee of the college of american pathologists and pulmonary pathology society. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 134(3):462-80, 2010
                                                                                          5. Akira M et al: High-resolution CT of asbestosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 181(1):163-9, 2003
                                                                                          6. Copley SJ et al: Asbestosis and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: comparison of thin-section CT features. Radiology. 229(3):731-6, 2003
                                                                                          7. Roach HD et al: Asbestos: when the dust settles an imaging review of asbestos-related disease. Radiographics. 22 Spec No:S167-84, 2002
                                                                                          8. al-Jarad N et al: High resolution computed tomographic assessment of asbestosis and cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis: a comparative study. Thorax. 47(8):645-50, 1992
                                                                                          9. Akira M et al: Early asbestosis: Evaluation with high-resolution CT. Radiology 178: 409-16, 1991