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Good film quality for detecting pneumoconiosis.
NIOSH 1975 May; :II-13-II-16
Film quality is emphasized for the detection and study of pneumoconiosis and other chest diseases. Factors which affect film quality include: rotation of the patient, inspiration or expiration, recumbent position, Valsalva effect, hair and clothing, film processing artifacts, intensifying screens, fogging of the film, coning, radiation scatter, exposure, and permanent identification of the film.
Respiratory-system-disorders; X-ray-diagnosis; Radiography; Diagnostic-techniques
Occupational Medicine Symposia, Division of Occupational Health Programs, NIOSH, Rockville, Maryland, HEW Publication No. (NIOSH) 75-189
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division