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Document ID (ISN)55324
CIS number 91-146
ISSN - Serial title 0301-0023 - Journal of the Society of Occupational Medicine
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gann M.
Title The value of routine chest radiography in offshore workers
Bibliographic information Autumn 1988, Vol.38, No.3, p.58-60. 8 ref.
Abstract The results of 5266 chest X-rays taken during routine medicals on offshore oilfield workers were reviewed. Of the 119 abnormals recorded on a computer listing only 6 were considered significant and only 4, in 3 patients, were unsuspected from clinical history and examination. The results do not support the retention of routine chest X-rays in periodic medical examinations for offshore workers.
Descriptors (primary) lung diseases; emphysema; chest radiography; radiographic testing; offshore oil extraction
Descriptors (secondary) periodic medical examinations
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Chemicals, plastics and rubber
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Petroleum and natural gas industry