Radiological aspects of hard metal disease

M. Posgay, L. Nemeth, A. Mester

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The results of 30 years screening of exposed workers in the hard metal industry are presented in a retrospective study. There were 11 workers who had radiographic signs of pulmonary fibrosis. No correlation was found between intensity and/or duration of exposure and the stage and progression of pulmonary fibrosis. In 45% of the cases there was progression of the fibrosis after cessation of the exposure. Steroid therapy in three cases relieved the subjective symptoms but there was no regression of the fibrosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-443
Number of pages5
JournalRoFo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Neuen Bildgebenden Verfahren
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1993


  • cobalt
  • hard metal disease, pneumoconiosis
  • occupational disease
  • pulmonary fibrosis
  • tungsten carbide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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