Chest x-rays for Queensland coal mine workers

From March 1, 2021, the Queensland Government requires that all referrals for ILO chest x-rays for identified Queensland coal miners must be imaged at an approved site. There are currently 31 I-MED clinics across Australia which have been designated as approved providers – please see below.

Chest x-rays for Queensland coal mine workers

From March 1, 2021, the Queensland Government requires that all referrals for ILO chest x-rays for identified Queensland coal miners must be imaged at an approved site. There are currently 31 I-MED clinics across Australia which have been designated as approved providers – please see below.

ILO chest x-ray imaging for Queensland coal mine workers, as of March 1st 2021, can only be performed at the following clinics:

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Albany Creek
Ascot
Brisbane - St. Andrews
Buderim
Bundaberg
Caboolture - Hasking Street
Cairns Radiology
Carina
Chermside
Emerald
Forest Lake
Gladstone Mater
Gympie
Hervey Bay
Kippa-Ring
Maryborough
Ipswich
Mount Isa
North Lakes
Redbank
Rockhampton Mater
Strathpine
Thuringowa - Townsville
Wesley
Yeppoon

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Randwick Prince of Wales (NeuRA)                      

Westmead Private Hospital                     

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Camberwell                                

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Casuarina - Trower Road

What is an ILO x-ray?

A chest x-ray performed and reported to ILO standards by a NIOSH* accredited B Reader is crucial for accurate diagnosis of lung diseases. ‘ILO’ refers to the accepted International Labour Organisation’s standardised approach for classifying pneumoconiosis and monitoring disease progression. It is a complex and extensively validated system of radiology reporting and recording of nodules, pleural and mediastinal disease from a PA “ILO-standard” chest x-ray.

Only a small number of radiologists in Australia are accredited  B Reader accredited to report to ILO standards. Click here to find out more about our accredited radiologists.

At I-MED we use B Readers to report all dust disease-related examinations. Further assessment may be required via a specific high resolution CT chest (HRCT) protocol, again reported to NIOSH B-reader standards.

I-MED reports using the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconiosis (2011) – an internationally standardised approach to defining and monitoring dust disease.

* NIOSH certified B Reader = Physician certified by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), USA