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How are pleural plaques diagnosed?

The presence of pleural plaques can be revealed by both X-rays and CT scans. However, X-rays prove to be an effective diagnosis tool only in the case of calcified pleural plaques, since these are considerably more visible on the images. This is why CT is considered to be a more accurate examination method, being able to detect all types of pleural plaques within the chest region, regardless of whether they have become calcified or not.

CT scans have an efficiency of 95 to 100 in identifying pleural plaques.

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