OCCUPATIONAL IMAGING

At Sunshine Coast Radiology we are specialists in occupational as well as worker’s compensation imaging.

We have clinical specialisation in a number of areas, including diagnostic imaging for occupational workers and are highly specialised in the field of chest x-rays. We are formally endorsed by Lungscreen Australia, as a quality provider of chest x-rays for Coal Mine Workers, in line with the Department of Natural Resources and Mines requirements under the Coal Mine Worker Health Scheme. This relationship is based on our highly specialised and fully accredited Radiologists who provide diagnostic reporting and imaging, with an emphasis on occupational imaging. We also are specialists in imaging, specifically for Worker’s Compensation claims to meet clinical requirements in collaboration with WorkCover Queensland.

Lungscreen Australia www.lungscreen.com

Department of Natural Resources and Mines www.dnrm.qld.gov.au

WorkCover Queensland www.worksafe.qld.gov.au

Occupational lung diseases are often caused by accumulative inhalation of dust including silicates, carbon, and quartz. Specifically, Coal Mine Dust Lung Diseases include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, silicosis, emphysema, diffuse dust-related fibrosis and the fibrotic lung diseases of Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis (CWP) as well as the most severe form, Progressive Massive Fibrosis (PMF).