Possibilities of applying pet/ct in the differential diagnosis of pneumoconiosis (silicosis)

Kovaleva A.S., Postnikova L.P., Zubov O.S.

Purpose. To present the clinical observation of a patient with peripheral formation in the upper lobe of the left lung against the background of the disseminated process and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. To evaluate the role of positron emission tomography, combined with computed tomography in the diagnosis of occupational lung disease (silicosis). Materials and methods. In the clinic of the FSBSI RIOH, the patient was examined for suspected pneumoconiosis. In order to clarify the diagnosis, the patient was carried out: a computed tomography scan on the Toshiba Aquilion CXL 128, PET/CT on a Gemini TF 64 Philips device, a histological study of the identified formation. Results. Based on the results of a comprehensive clinical and radiological examina-tion, the patient was diagnosed with a definitive diagnosis: nodular form of pneumoconiosis. The diagnosis was histologically verified. Conclusion. In pneumoconiosis patients with suspected oncological process PET/CT is less informative. An integrated approach and histological verification are necessary in complex diagnosed cases.
Izmerov Research Institute of Occupational Health. Moscow, Russia.







Keywords:silicosis, computed tomography, positron emission tomography (PET) /computed tomography (CT).


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For citation:Kovaleva A.S., Postnikova L.P., Zubov O.S. Possibilities of applying pet/ct in the differential diagnosis of pneumoconiosis (silicosis). REJR 2018; 8(1):229-234. DOI:10.21569/2222-7415-2018-8-1-229-234.

Received: 12.04.2018 Accepted: 27.04.2018