Asbestos Exposure. Frans Naude. Asbestos Exposure. Inhalation of asbestos fibers. Asbestosis Def : diffuse interstitial pulmonary fibrosis that occurs secondary to the inhalation of asbestos fibers. Diagnostic imaging chest I 2-38 . Radiography. May be normal (10-20% )
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to the upper zone predominance in the general population of smokers
Patchy ground-glass opacities (curved arrows),
Interlobular septalthickening (arrowhead) suggestive of early-stage asbestosis.
Pleural plaque : band like pleural thickening (arrowheads) in the lower lobe of both lungs
Asbestosis : subpleuralconsolidation (arrow) in the lower lobe of the left lung, with reticulation, ground-glassopacities, and honeycombing
induced pulmonary fibrosis from IPF