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J Korean Soc Radiol. 2015 Dec;73(6):347-356. Korean. Review.
Kim YK , Kim JS , Kim Y .
Department of Radiology, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Dongguk University Ilsan Hospital, Goyang, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Mokdong Hospital, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Asbestos was previously widely used due to its many favorable characteristics, such as durability, flexibility, and inexpensiveness. Asbestos has been prohibited in Korea since 2009, however, asbestos-related diseases remain an important public health issue because of its long latency time. Lung cancer is one of the most harmful asbestos-related diseases and patients with asbestos-related lung cancer receive compensation by law. The diagnosis of asbestos-related diseases is based on a detailed interview regarding the asbestos exposure, in addition to clinical, radiological, pathological, and laboratory data. This review provides a radiologic diagnosis of asbestos-related lung cancer.

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