Lungscreen, a leading advocate for respiratory health, was honoured to support the recent Respiratory Health Surveillance Queensland (RSHQ) B-reader Summit on March 4, 2024, in Brisbane.

This groundbreaking summit, facilitated by esteemed experts Dr. Catherine Jones, Dr. Bob Cohen, and Lungscreen Managing Director Dr. Siavash Es’haghi, provided invaluable insights and training for B-readers registered with RSHQ under the Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme, as well as those participating in mineral mine and quarries (MMQ) reporting in Queensland.

The summit boasted a comprehensive agenda, including lectures, interactive forums, and hands-on sessions focused on reviewing image quality approaches. Attendees received updates on reporting guidelines, gained insights into the process of HRCT reporting within surveillance programs, and had the opportunity to contribute to discussions about report templates.

Recognising the importance of continuous professional development, the summit also offers attendees the opportunity to earn continuing professional development (CPD) hours. Additionally, Radiology Australia New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) members were able to claim 6 hours of “participation in other Clinical Governance Activities”, applicable to reviewing performance and measuring and improving outcomes. The summit opened to a limited number of radiographers involved in image acquisition, providing them with an invaluable opportunity to enhance their expertise in this critical area of healthcare.

“It was an honour collaborating with RSHQ and industry professionals to enhance the knowledge base of the Australian B-reader community. The interactive sessions facilitated by Lungscreen’s Lung Academy platform ensured that all participants gained practical insights to enhance the ILO reporting process. Events like these play a crucial role in safeguarding the well-being of Queensland miners.”

Dr Siavash Es’haghi, Radiologist, B-reader, Lungscreen Managing Director.

B-readers are radiologists who have successfully finished the NIOSH B-reader course. Lungscreen’s Lung Academy platform is tailored to provide effective training and evaluation for B-readers, ensuring precise reporting of occupational health chest x-rays and CT scans in accordance with NIOSH ILO Guidelines. This commitment keeps Lungscreen at the forefront of delivering an independently validated ILO reporting service.

Keep an eye out for more Lungscreen updates to stay abreast of the latest developments within respiratory health surveillance across the Queensland coal and mineral mines and quarries industries.