Sino-American Chest X-Ray Interpretation Trials.
NIOSH 1990 Feb:83 pages
A comparison was made of chest radiographic interpretation of pneumoconiosis in China and the United States. Different classification systems are used in these two countries. The results of the study indicated that, while the 1986 Chinese Roentgenodiagnostic Criteria of Pneumoconiosis and the 1980 International Labour Office (ILO) Classification of Radiographs of the Pneumoconioses differ in some respects, they are rather clearly correlated in their design and disease definitions. It is quite easy to achieve meaningful exchanges of quantitative pneumoconiosis data between the two systems. The 1986 Chinese classification standard x-rays were of excellent quality. An interpretation trial of Chinese standard films by American readers using the ILO Classification did not indicate any significant differences between the two classifications in the criteria for the amount of pneumoconiosis observed. The readers in each country demonstrated good agreement among themselves.
NIOSH-Author; Diagnostic-techniques; Chest-X-rays; Respiratory-system-disorders; Lung-cancer; Dust-exposure; Silica-dusts; Cotton-dust; Dust-inhalation;
Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Disease and Injury; Respiratory-system-disorders;
Clinical Investigations Branch, Division of Respiratory Disease Studies, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Morgantown, West Virginia, 83 pages