Radiological Assessment of Dysbaric Osteonecrosis as a Part of Fitness-to-dive Examinations


KÖRPINAR Ş., AYLANÇ N., BENGİN ERTEM Ş., REŞORLU M.

ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.22, no.3, pp.175-179, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/imj.galenos.2021.47690
  • Journal Name: ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-179
  • Keywords: Dysbaric osteonecrosis, fitness-to-dive examinations, radiology

Abstract

Introduction: It is important for professonal divers and candidates to be medically and physically fit to undertake their underwater work safely. This study aimed to review the screening of dysbaric osteonecrosis (DON) using conventional radiography, which has been stated in the legislation as part of fitness-to-dive examinations, in terms of international standards and scientific facts.