CT Quantification of Large Opacities and Emphysema in Silicosis: Correlations among Clinical, Functional, and Radiological Parameters

Published on May 9, 2014in Lung2.584
· DOI :10.1007/S00408-014-9590-9
Marcos César Santos de Castro2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Federal Fluminense University),
Angela Santos Ferreira5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Federal Fluminense University)
+ 5 AuthorsEdson Marchiori52
Estimated H-index: 52
(UFRJ: Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
Background The assessment of the extent of silicosis on chest radiographs is subjective and could be more standardized by using computed tomography (CT) quantification methods. We propose a semiautomatic method of quantifying the anatomical lung damage (LD) (the sum of the emphysema and large opacities volumes) measured by CT densitovolumetry in complicated silicosis.
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