International Classification of HRCT for Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Diseases

  • Yukinori Kusaka
  • Kurt G. Hering
  • John E. Parker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Introduction

    1. Yukinori Kusaka, Kurt G. Hering, John E. Parker
      Pages 1-2
  3. Classification System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Hiroaki Arakawa
      Pages 5-14
    3. Tapio Vehmas, Leena Kivisaari
      Pages 25-30
  4. Practice and Study Protocol

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Kanae Nishizawa, Shinji Yoshinaga, Juhani Karppinen, Tapio Vehmas
      Pages 33-44
  5. CT Images

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Michael Crane, Pierre Alain Gevenois, Marc Letourneux
      Pages 73-92
    3. Masanori Akira
      Pages 93-105
    4. Hiroaki Arakawa, Hisao Shida, Koichi Honma, Yutaka Hosoda
      Pages 107-141
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 143-145

About this book


Many international experts collaborated in creating this groundbreaking work, a principal-coding system, and in developing reference films and imaging parameters for the International Classification of HRCT for Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Diseases. The book is an authoritative guide to the recognition of dust diseases of the lung, using radiological imaging techniques, with special emphasis on high-resolution computerized tomography (CT). The classification is a powerful, essential tool for recording patient data on CT in a globally standardized semiquantitative way. The system is also applicable to surveillance and screening for occupational and environmental respiratory diseases. The book is a valuable resource not only for radiologists but for all who work in occupational medicine and public health.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yukinori Kusaka
    • 1
  • Kurt G. Hering
    • 2
  • John E. Parker
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Health, School of MedicineFukui Medical UniversityFukuiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Radiooncology and Nuclear Medicine, Radiologische KlinikKnappschaftskrankenhaus, DortmundDortmundGermany
  3. 3.Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences CenterWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-23924-6
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-27512-1
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