Stock Photo: Asbestosis. Computer tomography (CT) scan of a longitudinal slice through the chest of a patient suffering from asbestosis, a kind of pneumoconiosis caused by the inhalation of asbestos particules from the air that have damaged the lung tissus and can lead to breathing problems and heart failure. The disease generated pleural plaques (yellow) in the most affected parts. The purple tube is the aorta, the kidneys at bottom are in green.