Occupational lung disease diagnostic study of choice
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The initial study of choice for the diagnosis of occupational lung disease is a chest x-ray. The findings on x ray that are suggestive of occupational lung disease include, pleural thickening, plaques, calcifications, opacities, and atelectasis.
Diagnostic Study of Choice
Study of choice:
- Chest x-ray is the gold standard test for the diagnosis of occupational lung disease.
- The following result of chest x-ray is confirmatory of occupational lung disease:
The comparison table for diagnostic studies of choice for occupational lung disease
Sequence of Diagnostic Studies
- The chest x - ray should be performed when:
- Occupational lung disease may be diagnosed at any time if one or more of the following criteria are met:
- Recorded exposure to an inhalant known to induce disease
- A clearly established latency period between exposure to the noxious agent and the development of symptoms of disease
- Clinical symptoms that are compatible with the clear features of the disease
- Exclusion of other diseases that could possibly be responsible for the clinical picture
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