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What test are needes to diagnose asbestos disease?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ali Shirkhoda
Radiology
8 doctors agree

In brief: HRCT

High resolution ct study of the lungs.

In brief: HRCT

High resolution ct study of the lungs.
Dr. Ali Shirkhoda
Dr. Ali Shirkhoda
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Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Agree - High Resolution CT is the way to go after a plain chest X-ray.
Dr. Amy Gruszecki
If for some reason a biopsy is done, you can look for it histologically as well.
2 doctors agree

In brief: HRCT

This is the best noninvasive test for looking at the details of the lung.
This is offered in most radiology practices.

In brief: HRCT

This is the best noninvasive test for looking at the details of the lung.
This is offered in most radiology practices.
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
Dr. Ronald Dreifuss
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Imaging

The diagnosis is a combination of history, chest x ray, often a chest ct scan and pulmonary function tests.

In brief: Imaging

The diagnosis is a combination of history, chest x ray, often a chest ct scan and pulmonary function tests.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. William Nyman
Radiology

In brief: Chest Xray

A simple 2 view chest xray is the best place to start.

In brief: Chest Xray

A simple 2 view chest xray is the best place to start.
Dr. William Nyman
Dr. William Nyman
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Dr. John h Rees
Radiology

In brief: Chest CT

Chest ct is needed to evaluate for pleural abnormalities and parenchymal abnormalities which may not be seen on routine cxr.

In brief: Chest CT

Chest ct is needed to evaluate for pleural abnormalities and parenchymal abnormalities which may not be seen on routine cxr.
Dr. John h Rees
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In brief: Asbestos

A good clinical history should be obtained and after that a hrct could be done.
It can also be seen using a low dose ct if radiation is a concern.

In brief: Asbestos

A good clinical history should be obtained and after that a hrct could be done.
It can also be seen using a low dose ct if radiation is a concern.
Dr. Joseph Maklansky
Dr. Joseph Maklansky
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