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Table 2 LDCT features of pleural plaques detected by LDCT in 31/1570 men

From: Pleural plaques in lung cancer screening by low-dose computed tomography: prevalence, association with lung cancer and mortality

LDCT features of pleural plaques N (%)
31 (100%)
Distribution by side:
 Bilateral 28 (90%)
 Unilateral 3 (10%)
Distribution by anatomical compartment:
 More than one pleural compartment 21 (68%)
 Subcostal only 9 (29%)
 Para-mediastinal only 1 (3%)
Extent:
  < 1 cm 1 (3%)
 1 cm to 25% 25 (81%)
 25 to 50% 4 (13%)
  > 50% 1 (3%)
Thickness:
  < 2 mm 1 (3%)
 2–5 mm 7 (23%)
 5–10 mm 19 (61%)
  > 10 mm 4 (13%)
Calcification:
 Calcified 21 (68%)
 Non-calcified 10 (32%)
Aspect morphology:
 Nodular aspect 19 (61%)
 Smooth aspect 12 (39%)
Pleural effusion 1 (3%)