Inhalational talc pneumoconiosis: radiographic and CT findings in 14 patients

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Feb;188(2):326-33. doi: 10.2214/AJR.05.0865.

Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the radiographic and CT findings of inhalational talc pneumoconiosis.

Conclusion: Large opacities of talc pneumoconiosis progress more often than do small opacities. The CT findings of talc pneumoconiosis overlap those of silicosis and asbestosis.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inhalation Exposure / adverse effects*
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology*
  • Occupational Exposure / adverse effects*
  • Pneumoconiosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pneumoconiosis / etiology*
  • Radiography
  • Talc / toxicity*

Substances

  • Talc