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HRCT scan have a high specificity in the diagnosis of pneumoconiosis. It is particularly helpful to detect pleural findings. [1][2]

CT scan

HRCT scan may be helpful in the diagnosis of pneumoconiosis. Findings on CT scan suggestive of/diagnostic of pneumoconiosis include:


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