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The radiographic categorization of coal workers' pneumoconiosis by lay readers.

Authors
Peters-WL; Reger-RB; Morgan-WK
Source
Environ Res 1973 Mar; 6(1):60-67
NIOSHTIC No.
00033334
Abstract
An investigation of whether lay readers could be trained to interpret chest radiographs for coal workers' pneumoconiosis shows that lay readers can be trained for this purpose and are no more prone to interobserver variation than are physicians. The extent of the interobserver variation among experienced readers in the categorization of the films for coal workers' pneumoconiosis was shown to be greater than is commonly realized.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Chest-X-rays; Respiratory-system-visualization; Respiratory-system-disorders; Radiodiagnosis; Radiography; Medical-personnel
CODEN
ENVRAL
Publication Date
19730301
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0013-9351
NIOSH Division
ALOSH
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
Source Name
Environmental Research
State
WV
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