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J Comput Assist Tomogr. 1998 Mar-Apr;22(2):245-8.

Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis: high-resolution CT and MR findings.

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Third Department of Internal Medicine, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Japan.

Abstract

We report the high-resolution CT (HRCT) and MR findings in a case of pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis. HRCT revealed that the black pleural line on a chest radiograph was caused not by subpleural cysts but by a fat-dense layer between ribs and the calcified parenchyma. MRI showed both lower zones with diffusely increased signal intensity on T1-weighted images. We speculated it was caused by the accumulation of small-sized calcific particles.

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