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The wallPointer extracts the pulmonary area and convex region of the pleura from chest CT images to calculate the thickness and expansion.

Diseases due to asbestos

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Diseases resulting from asbestos generally include asbestosis, lung cancer, malignant mesothelioma, asbestos pleural effusion and diffuse pleural thickening and so on. Among the recognition criteria for diffuse pleural thickening, a measurement of “thickness” and “expansion” is important.

Utility of CT and wallPointer

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As compared with X-ray images which show overlapped front and rear images, CT that displays axial images allows evaluation with higher precision. Furthermore, wallPointer can calculate the maximum pleura thickness in a pulmonary area and make color differentiation display by thickness. Also, it allows observation of the expansion toward the body axis while rotating 3D images of the pulmonary area.

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