J Occup Environ Med 2018 02;60(2):167-173
Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine, New York, New York (Drs Miller, Henschke, Yankelevitz, Liang, Liu, Ms Yip, Ms Linker, Dr Flores); Northwell Health, Department of Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology and Prevention, Great Neck, New York (Dr Szeinuk); University of Montana, Missoula, Montana (Dr Noonan); Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana (Dr Pfau); and Center for Asbestos Related Disease, Libby, Montana (Dr Black, Ms McNew).
Objective: This article describes radiologic and pulmonary function findings among miners exposed to Libby amphibole. Computed tomography (CT) permits the detection of the characteristic thin, lamellar pleural thickening (LPT).
Methods: Individuals who worked at the mine for a minimum of 6 months had chest CT and pulmonary function tests. Read More