Radiologic diagnosis of asbestosis in Korea

Yoon Ki Cha, Jeung Sook Kim, Yookyung Kim, Yoon Kyung Kim

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Asbestosis is the most important change noted in the lung parenchyma after environmental and occupational exposure to asbestos fibers. It is characterized by diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis. In Korea, the incidence of asbestosis will continue to increase for many years to come and the government enacted the Asbestos Damage Relief Law in 2011 to provide compensation to those suffering from asbestos-related diseases. Radiologic evaluation is necessary for diagnosis of asbestosis, and radiologists play a key role in this process. Therefore, it is important for radiologists to be aware of the various imaging features of asbestosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)674-683
Number of pages10
JournalKorean Journal of Radiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2016

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  • Asbestos
  • Asbestosis
  • Computed tomography
  • Occupational disease
  • Pulmonary
  • Radiography
  • Radiology


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