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Imaging of Occupational and Environmental Disorders of the Chest

di Gevenois - De Vuyst  • 2005  • dettagli prodotto


The spectrum of occupational and environmental diseases has changed markedly in recent years. New industrial processes have led to the production and use of a wide range of chemicals, metals, and alloys, an increasing number of which have been reported to cause interstitial lung disease in exposed workers. Thus, while the workforce in coal mining and asbestos handling has decreased, new groups of workers are at risk of exposure to agents potentially responsible for pneumoconiosis. This well-illustrated book, written by internationally acclaimed experts, provides a comprehensive approach to modern imaging of environmental and occupational diseases of the chest. The first part of the book addresses the basic knowledge required to understand imaging in this context, while the second focuses on the imaging results achieved in a variety of specific disorders. There is particular emphasis on thin-section computed tomography since this technique facilitates the detection of early subclinical abnormalities.


ISBN: 3540213430

Titolo: Imaging of Occupational and Environmental Disorders of the Chest


Editore: Springer Verlag

Volume: Unico

Edizione: 2005

Collana: Medical Radiology - Diagnostic Imaging

Lingua: Inglese

Finitura: Copertina rigida

Pagine: 305