[Recommendations for reporting benign asbestos-related findings in chest X-ray and CT to the accident insurances]

Pneumologie. 2009 Dec;63(12):726-32. doi: 10.1055/s-0029-1215322. Epub 2009 Nov 24.
[Article in German]


Asbestos-related diseases still play an important role in occupational medicine. The detection of benign asbestos-related diseases is one condition for the compensation of asbestos-related lung cancer in Germany. Due to the increasing use of computed tomography, asbestos-related diseases are more frequently detected in the early stages. The present article proposes recommendations for the findings which have to be reported as suspicious for being asbestos-related based on a) chest X-rays and b) computed tomography using the International Classification System for Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Diseases (ICOERD).

MeSH terms

  • Asbestosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Germany
  • Humans
  • Insurance Claim Reporting / standards*
  • Insurance, Accident / standards*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Radiography, Thoracic / standards*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / standards*