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Computerised tomography of the chest has revolutionised thoracic imaging. It can provide important information in the diagnosis and management of pulmonary masses and malignancy, mediastinal disease, bronchiectasis, interstitial lung disease and pleural abnormalities. However, it is a relatively expensive technique and carries a risk of inducing malignant disease due to radiation exposure. To improve current practice, requesting doctors need a greater understanding of the indications fordoi:10.18773/austprescr.2009.049 fatcat:qf3heqm72bgazn3vzjcbe5elvq