© 2006

Imaging of Occupational and Environmental Disorders of the Chest

  • Paul De Vuyst
  • Pierre Alain Gevenois

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. The Basics for Understanding Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel E. Banks
      Pages 3-12
    3. Responses of the Respiratory System to Inhaled Agents

      1. A. Rask-Andersen, Ø. Omland
        Pages 31-66
    4. Diagnostic Techniques

      1. Zelena A. Aziz, David M. Hansell
        Pages 77-91
      2. Vinicius C. S. Antao, John E. Parker
        Pages 93-99
      3. Sherwood Burge
        Pages 101-114
      4. Pascal Dumortier
        Pages 115-132
      5. Gabriel Reboux, Nadine Magy, Jean-Charles Dalphin
        Pages 133-158
  3. Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Sujal R. Desai, David M. Hansell
      Pages 161-176
    3. Clara Gaik Cheng Ooi, Hiroaki Arakawa
      Pages 177-193
    4. Johny A. Verschakelen, Pierre Alain Gevenois
      Pages 195-205
    5. Susan J. Copley
      Pages 207-221
    6. Pierre Alain Gevenois, Paul De Vuyst
      Pages 223-237
    7. Alexander Bankier, Tomas Franquet
      Pages 239-247
    8. David A. Lynch
      Pages 249-256
    9. Johny A. Verschakelen, Benoit Nemery
      Pages 257-261

About this book


The spectrum of occupational and environmental diseases has changed markedly during the past decade. Pneumoconiosis is still a common cause of chronic lung disease but the concept has evolved to encompass reactions of the lung to chemicals and organic or inorganic dust. Furthermore, new industrial processes have led to the production and use of a wide range of chemicals, metals, and alloys, an increasing number of which, including man-made organic particles, are reported to cause interstitial lung disease in exposed workers. Thus, while the workforce in coal mining and asbestos handling has decreased, new groups of workers are at risk of exposure to large amounts of mineral and metallic dusts that may induce pneumoconiosis.

This well-illustrated book, written by internationally acclaimed experts, provides an up-to-date and comprehensive approach to modern imaging of environmental and occupational diseases of the chest. The first part of the book addresses the basic knowledge required to understand imaging in this context, while the second focuses on the imaging results achieved in a variety of specific disorders. There is particular emphasis on the role of thin-section computed tomography since this technique facilitates the detection of early subclinical abnormalities.


Computed Tomography Imaging Occupational lung diseasess Pneumoconiosis classification computed tomography (CT) radiology tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul De Vuyst
    • 1
  • Pierre Alain Gevenois
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Respiratory Medicine, Hôpital ErasmeUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Clinic of Chest Imaging, Department of Radiology, Hôpital ErasmeUniversité Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

Bibliographic information

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From RAD Magazine, July 2006:

'Nearly all aspects of industrial lung disease pertaining to radiology are included in this encyclopaedic work. The chapters are well laid out with tables and clear illustrations and are well referenced at the end.'