Chest X-ray findings range from “normal” in 43% of silicosis cases through to progressive massive fibrosis in 21% of the 78 cases identified in Queensland stonemasons since December 2018. According to a retrospective review of the cases, chest radiographs appear to have a low sensitivity for silicosis in these workers. “In these cases, the treating ...
Warning of normal X-rays in silicosis patients
By Mardi Chapman
21 Aug 2019