At IQ Radiology we are specialists in occupational as well as worker’s compensation imaging. Imaging for Worker’s Compensation can involve imaging for injuries, pain and other health concerns. Occupational lung diseases include diseases such as Silicosis, Emphysema and Coal Worker’s Pneumoconiosis (also known as Black Lung disease).
We have specialisation in a number of areas 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 lungs in the occupational field. We also are specialists in imaging, specifically for Worker’s Compensation claims to meet clinical requirements in collaboration with WorkCover Queensland.
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).