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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

NIOSH Adopts System Applying ILO Classification to Digital Chest Radiographs

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOH) has adopted a new system applying the ILO (International Labour Organization) classification system to digital radiographs. The classification system will permit the evaluation of dust related disease and pneumoconiosis. The new Regulations will become effective October 15, 2012.

The ILO system has been traditionally utilized to diagnose asbestos related disease.

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Since 1970, NIOSH and other organizations have successfully applied traditional film screen chest radiography, interpreted using the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconiosis, toward these...

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