Links To Free Online Training Courses On The Diagnosis Of Silicosis, And To The ILO International Classification Of Radiographs Of Pneumoconioses

Only one course was found, that of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), named  Study Syllabus for Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses. It can be found at

It is primarily on the ILO Classification but it also has a section on the Clinical Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Occupational Lung Diseases.

The ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses

The ILO Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses has been in use for decades – in various iterations – and has been adopted globally. It is a systematic way of codifying radiologic features of pneumoconioses, and other changes seen on a chest x-ray. The 2022 version with digital radiographs is the latest. A link to download the Guidelines for the use of the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses, and standard digital radiographs is provided in this repository. The Guide and the radiographs are free.  Among the ILO Classification standard radiographs are those showing small rounded opacities (p, q and r) and large opacities (A, B and C) that occur in silicosis. These standard radiographs are thus useful to familiarise readers with the typical features of silicosis.

The below section should go between: Articles on the radiology of silicotuberculosis and Chest Radiographs Showing Features Of Silicosis And Tuberculosis, And Tuberculosis In Silica Exposed Individuals sections