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.pdfpdf icon [PDF – 129 KB])

Introductory Presentations

Introductory Presentations
Presentation Title Presentation PDF Speaker
ILO Perspective ILO Perspectivepdf icon [PDF – 386 KB] Igor Fedatov, MD
NIOSH Perspective NIOSH Perspectivepdf icon [PDF – 459 KB] Edward L. Petsonk, MD
ACR Perspective ACR Perspectivepdf icon [PDF – 806 KB] Daniel Henry, MD

 

Main Topics

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 classificationpdf icon [PDF – 56 KB] Standardizing file formats, security, and integration of digital chest image files for pneumoconiosis classificationpdf icon [PDF – 3.3 MB] David Clunie, MD
Image presentation: Implications of Processing and Display Image presentation: Implications of Processing and Displaypdf icon [PDF – 2.1 MB] Image presentation: Implications of Processing and Displaypdf icon [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 Pneumoconiosispdf icon [PDF – 73 KB] Comparison of Digital Radiographs with Film-Screen Radiographs for Classification of Pneumoconiosispdf icon [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 hardwarepdf icon [PDF – 345 KB] Acquisition of digital chest images for pneumoconiosis classification: Methods, procedures, and hardwarepdf icon [PDF – 1.8 MB] Ehsan Samei, PhD
Assuring image quality for classification of digital chest radiographs Assuring image quality for classification of digital chest radiographspdf icon [PDF – 285 KB] Assuring image quality for classification of digital chest radiographspdf icon [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 experiencepdf icon [PDF – 192 KB] CR and FPD DR chest radiographic image parameters for the pneumoconioses: the Japanese approach and experiencepdf icon [PDF – 2.1 MB] Narufumi Suganuma, MD, PhD

 

Group Discussions

Group Discussions
Group Topic Mediator
Acquisition and QC for classification of digital chest radiographs: Group discussion and outcome Ehsan Samei, PhD
File Interchange Subgroup: Recommendations David A. Clunie, MD
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