Evaluation and classification of high-resolution computed tomographic findings in patients with pneumoconiosis.
The standard ILO classification for pneumoconiotic changes using conventional X-ray films has become well established.
In recent years computed tomography has played an increasing role in occupational medicine and above all in the assessment of pneumoconiosis.
Therefore a standardised method of classification for CT also seems necessary.
A system of classification developed by occupational hygienists and radiologists allows a detailed description of parenchymal and pleural changes and the use of 28 additional symbols.
Furthermore, special diagnoses relevant to occupational medicine and additional comments can be made.
The classification system was tested in practice in the research project « Early diagnosis of asbestos-related diseases » (Frühdiagnostik asbestverursachter Erkranhangen).
It was shown to be both practicable and easily reproducible, intra-individually and interindividually.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pneumoconiose, Haute résolution, Tomodensitométrie, Classification, Evaluation performance, Médecine travail, Diagnostic, Homme, Recommandation, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie, Radiodiagnostic
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Pneumoconiosis, High resolution, Computerized axial tomography, Classification, Performance evaluation, Occupational medicine, Diagnosis, Human, Recommendation, Respiratory disease, Lung disease, Radiodiagnosis
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0256530
Code Inist : 002B03L03. Création : 199608.