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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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-101
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric radiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1985


  • Child
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Statistics as Topic

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