Application of the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses to Digital Chest Radiographic Images

July 2008
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2008-139
Cover page for document 2008-139

A NIOSH Scientific Workshop

Workshop Overview

On March 12–13, 2008, the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted a workshop to address issues for classifying digital chest radiographs for patients with pneumoconioses. The international group of scientists in attendance heard from representatives of the International Labour Organization (ILO), NIOSH, and academia. Expert presenters described current and future issues in digital radiography, especially as they relate to classification. The workshop participants broke into smaller groups to discuss (1) image acquisition, (2) image presentation, and (3) file interchange, and to develop recommendations for advancing digital classification for pneumoconioses.

Workshop Summary (workshopsummary.pdfCdc-pdf [PDF – 129 KB])

Introductory Presentations

Presentation Title Presentation PDF Speaker
ILO Perspective ILO PerspectiveCdc-pdf [PDF – 386 KB] Igor Fedatov, MD
NIOSH Perspective NIOSH PerspectiveCdc-pdf [PDF – 459 KB] Edward L. Petsonk, MD
ACR Perspective ACR PerspectiveCdc-pdf [PDF – 806 KB] Daniel Henry, MD

Main Topics

Manuscript Title Manuscript PDF Presentation PDF Author
Standardizing file formats, security, and integration of digital chest image files for pneumoconiosis classification Standardizing file formats, security, and integration of digital chest image files for pneumoconiosis classificationCdc-pdf [PDF – 56 KB] Standardizing file formats, security, and integration of digital chest image files for pneumoconiosis classificationCdc-pdf [PDF – 3.3 MB] David Clunie, MD
Image presentation: Implications of Processing and Display Image presentation: Implications of Processing and DisplayCdc-pdf [PDF – 2.1 MB] Image presentation: Implications of Processing and DisplayCdc-pdf [PDF – 6.4 MB] Michael Flynn, PhD
Comparison of Digital Radiographs with Film-Screen Radiographs for Classification of Pneumoconiosis Comparison of Digital Radiographs with Film-Screen Radiographs for Classification of PneumoconiosisCdc-pdf [PDF – 73 KB] Comparison of Digital Radiographs with Film-Screen Radiographs for Classification of PneumoconiosisCdc-pdf [PDF – 97 KB] Alfred Franzblau, MD
Acquisition of digital chest images for pneumoconiosis classification: Methods, procedures, and hardware Acquisition of digital chest images for pneumoconiosis classification: Methods, procedures, and hardwareCdc-pdf [PDF – 345 KB] Acquisition of digital chest images for pneumoconiosis classification: Methods, procedures, and hardwareCdc-pdf [PDF – 1.8 MB] Ehsan Samei, PhD
Assuring image quality for classification of digital chest radiographs Assuring image quality for classification of digital chest radiographsCdc-pdf [PDF – 285 KB] Assuring image quality for classification of digital chest radiographsCdc-pdf [PDF – 3.2 MB] Ehsan Samei, PhD
CR and FPD DR chest radiographic image parameters for the pneumoconioses: the Japanese approach and experience CR and FPD DR chest radiographic image parameters for the pneumoconioses: the Japanese approach and experienceCdc-pdf [PDF – 192 KB] CR and FPD DR chest radiographic image parameters for the pneumoconioses: the Japanese approach and experienceCdc-pdf [PDF – 2.1 MB] Narufumi Suganuma, MD, PhD

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