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The ILO international classification of radiographs of pneumoconioses since 1980.

Authors
Jacobsen-M; Rossiter-CE; Wagner-GR
Source
Ann Occup Hyg, Inhaled Particles VII 1994 Jan; 38(Suppl 1):777-782
NIOSHTIC No.
20025037
Abstract
Events preceding publication of the ILO's 1980 revision of the Pneumoconiosis Classification are summarized, and subsequent developments are reviewed. Four suggestions for modifications to the 1980 Classification are described: (a) a reduction in the number of standard films, from 22 to 14, by introducing more 'quadrant' standards; (b) changes in the description of how to classify pleural abnormalities, to enable separate recording of pleural plaques, diffuse pleural thickening, and costophrenic angle obliteration; (c) controlled trials to identify, and assess the utility of, 'boundary standards'; and (d) a modification of the text to remove the requirement for an initial clinical judgment before using the Classification, regarding the presence of pneumoconiosis. All these ideas have been endorsed recently by a group of experts who have been consulting with the ILO about possible modifications to the Classification. The ILO is collaborating with those experts and the U.S. National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health in a trial of suggestion (a) for more quadrant standards.
Keywords
Pneumoconiosis; Radiography; Radiographic-analysis; Radiological-equipment; Radiodiagnosis; Lung-disease; Lung-disorders; Lung
CODEN
AOHYA3
Publication Date
19940101
Document Type
Journal Article; Conference/Symposia Proceedings; Book or book chapter
Editors
Dodgson-J; McCallum-RI
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0080408419
ISSN
0003-4878
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Inhaled Particles VII
State
WV
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