CT patterns of pleuro-pulmonary damage caused by inhalation of pumice as a model of pneumoconiosis from non-fibrous amorphous silicates

Published on Jan 1, 2016in Radiologia Medica3.469
路 DOI :10.1007/S11547-015-0571-8
Chiara Costa23
Estimated H-index: 23
(UNIME: University of Messina),
Giorgio Ascenti9
Estimated H-index: 9
(UNIME: University of Messina)
+ 5 AuthorsSilvio Mazziotti30
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(UNIME: University of Messina)
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Purpose The aim of this article is to correlate the radiological features of pleuro-pulmonary damage caused by inhalation of pumice (an extrusive volcanic rock classified as a non-fibrous, amorphous, complex silicate) with exposure conditions.
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