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An x-ray may be helpful in the diagnosis of pneumoconiosis. It is the initial screening test used however CT scan provides more sensitivity and specificity. [1] [2] [3] [4]

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An x-ray may be helpful in the diagnosis of pneumoconiosis. Findings on an x-ray suggestive of/diagnostic of pneumoconiosis include:[5] [6]


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  5. "StatPearls". 2021. PMID 32310362 Check |pmid= value (help).
  6. Wade WA, Petsonk EL, Young B, Mogri I (2011). "Severe occupational pneumoconiosis among West Virginian coal miners: one hundred thirty-eight cases of progressive massive fibrosis compensated between 2000 and 2009". Chest. 139 (6): 1458–1462. doi:10.1378/chest.10-1326. PMID 20884728.

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