Radiological criteria in diagnosing dysbaric osteonecrosis.
Dysbarism-related osteonecrosis: proceedings of a symposium on dysbaric osteonecrosis. Beckman EL, Elliott DH, eds. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHEW (NIOSH) Publication No. 75-153, 1974 Jan; :151-159
A system of lesion classification widely accepted as radiological evidence of early aseptic bone necrosis is presented. Diagnosis of the different types of lesion is discussed. X-ray techniques are discussed, and other pathological conditions in which aseptic bone necrosis occurs are listed. For workers exposed to dysbarism, the importance of yearly X-rays is emphasized, since diagnosis is difficult from a single X-ray exposure, but significant changes can be observed in a series.
Bone-disorders; Divers; Caisson-workers; X-ray-diagnosis; Pathology; Pressure; NIOSH-Publication
Beckman EL; Elliott DH
Dysbarism-related osteonecrosis: proceedings of a symposium on dysbaric osteonecrosis