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Asbestosis

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Imaging

CXR
HRCT

Characteristic manifestations

  • Subpleural dotlike opacities in early disease (peribronchiolar fibrosis)
  • Intralobular linear opacities (reticulation)
  • Subpleural lines
  • Parenchymal bands
  • Traction bronchiectasis
  • Subpleural and lower lung zone predominance
  • Parietal pleural thickening or plaques

Other findings

  • Honeycombing in advanced disease
  • Traction bronchiolectasis
  • Ground-glass opacity in nondependent lung (relatively uncommon)

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