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Chest radiography in dust-exposed miners: promise and problems, potential and imperfections.

Authors
Wagner-GR; Attfield-MD; Parker-JE
Source
Occup Med: State of the Art Rev 1993 Jan; 8(1):127-141
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00213424
Abstract
The uses and limitations of chest radiography in the study, surveillance, screening, and clinical diagnosis of occupational lung diseases in dust exposed miners were reviewed and discussed. Miners' lung diseases detectable by radiography were discussed, including silicosis, obstructive airways disease, bronchitis, coal workers' pneumoconiosis, and asbestos (1332214) related diseases, as well as the use of radiography in epidemiology, surveillance, medical screening, and clinical evaluations in miners. Methodological issues in radiographic interpretation included standardization of reporting and recording, film quality and technique, reader skills and attitudes, reader variability, insensitivity of radiographs to pneumoconiosis, and reading for disease progression. Future directions of study were discussed, including changes in imaging technology for pneumoconiosis detection and changes in the classification system.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Underground-mining; Coal-miners; Dust-inhalation; Respiratory-system-disorders; Radiodiagnosis; Diagnostic-techniques; Chest-X-rays; Mine-workers
CODEN
SAOME4
CAS No.
1332-21-4
Publication Date
19930101
Document Type
Journal Article
Editors
Banks-DE
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9781560531296
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0885-114X
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Priority Area
Respiratory-system-disorders
Source Name
Occupational Medicine: State of the Art Reviews. The Mining Industry
State
WV
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