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NIOSH health hazard evaluation report: HETA-90-0340-2659, a trial of additional composite standard radiographs for use with the ILO international classification of radiographs of pneumoconioses, Morgantown, West Virginia.

Authors
Jacobsen-M; Miller-WE; Parker-JE
Source
NIOSH 1999 Jan; :1-110
NIOSHTIC No.
20000499
Abstract
The International Labor Office (ILO) convened a meeting in November 1989 to consider a possible revision of the ILO's International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses. Among the various suggestions considered was a proposal that sections of some of the standard radiographs that accompany the Classification should be reproduced as quadrants of new standard films. Those new 'QUAD' standards could then replace the full -sized standards involved, thus reducing the total number of full-size (35 x 35 cm) films in the set. It was agreed that the feasibility and possible effects of the proposed change should be studied by means of an appropriately designed film-reading trial. The aim of the trial was to determine whether, and to what extent, the proposed modification to the set of standard radiographs would affect film readers' classifications of chest radiographs of persons with histories of occupational dust exposure.
Keywords
Radiography; Radiographic-analysis; Pneumoconiosis; Lung-disease; X-ray-diagnosis; Region-3; Author Keywords: Chest Radiograph; Crossover Trial; International Labor Office (ILO); Kappa; Observer Variation; Pneumoconiosis; Radiographic Assessment; Standard Chest Radiographs; X-ray Categories
Publication Date
19990101
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
PB99-153796
NTIS Price
A07
Identifying No.
HETA-99-0340-2659
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Pulmonary-system-disorders
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
WV
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