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Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 98–101 | Cite as

A comparison of the Shwachman, Chrispin-Norman and Brasfield methods for scoring of chest radiographs of patients with cystic fibrosis

  • G. J. te Meerman
  • J. Dankert-Roelse
  • A. Martijn
  • H. H. van Woerden
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Abstract

Three systems are described for chest radiograph scoring in cystic fibrosis patients: the Shwachman-Kulczycki, the Chrispin-Norman and the Brasfield method. Sixty chest radiographs of 39 patients of different ages have been independently scored by two radiologists according to the three methods. No statistical differences between the methods could be demonstrated. The Chrispin-Norman method is recommended as the best choice because differences in scoring appeared better interpretable. A significant increase in precision could be achieved by combining the scores of the three methods.

Keywords

Public Health Statistical Difference Cystic Fibrosis Good Choice Chest Radiograph 
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References

  1. 1.
    Shwachman H, Kulczycki LL (1958) Long term study of one hundred and five patients with cystic fibrosis. Am J Dis Child 96: 6Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Chrispin AR, Norman AP (1974) The systematic evaluation of the chest radiograph in cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Radiol 2: 101Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Brasfield D, Hicks J, Soong S, Tiller RE (1979) The chest roentgenogram in cystic fibrosis: a new screening system. Pediatrics 63: 24PubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. J. te Meerman
    • 1
    • 4
  • J. Dankert-Roelse
    • 2
  • A. Martijn
    • 3
  • H. H. van Woerden
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Human GeneticsUniversity and University Hospital of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Human GeneticsUniversity and University Hospital of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity and University Hospital of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Institute of Human GeneticsState University GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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