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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.

The I-MED clinics listed below have been approved by the Queensland Government Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme to provide ILO chest x-ray imaging services for Queensland coal mine workers. This scheme, which applies only to Queensland coal mine workers, means that any referral for an ILO chest x-ray on a person identified as a Queensland coal mine worker must be imaged by an approved provider, and reported on by an accredited B Reader.

All other patients who require ILO chest x-ray imaging for suspected pneumoconiosis or silicosis can visit any I-MED Radiology clinic. Your images will be reported by our accredited B Reader radiologists.

If you are a Queensland coal mine worker with referral for an ILO chest x-ray, and you are outside any of the I-MED Radiology service areas listed below, you can visit the Resources Safety & Health Queensland (RSHQ) register for a full list of approved providers.

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

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Westmead Private Hospital                     

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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