Occupational Health

ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses

  1. The ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses provides a means for describing and recording systematically the radiographic abnormalities in the chest provoked by the inhalation of dusts. It is used to describe radiographic abnormalities that occur in any type of pneumoconiosis and is designed for classifying only the appearances seen on postero-anterior chest radiographs.

    The object of the ILO Classification is to codify the radiographic abnormalities of the pneumoconioses in a simple, reproducible manner.

    The ILO Classification is used internationally for epidemiological research, for screening and surveillance of those in dusty occupations, and for clinical purposes.

    The ILO Classification is composed by the Guidelines for the use of the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses and sets of standard radiographs, available in film and digital form.

    The Guidelines for the use of the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses (revised edition 2011)  is a technical publication designed to standardize classification methods and facilitate international comparisons of pneumoconiosis statistics and research reports.

    The ILO Classification, this is, the sets of standard radiographs in film and digital form, each accompanied by the Guidelines for the use of the ILO International Classification of Radiographs or Pneumoconioses, are available for purchase:

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