NIOSH-Certified B Reader Services

NIOSH-Certified B Reader Services From National Diagnostic Imaging | Call 216-514-1199 To Request A Quote Or Complete The Form Below

National Diagnostic Imaging provides b-reading interpretations and teleradiology services to physicians, coal workers, asbestos medical surveillance programs, insurance companies, attorneys, industry-sponsored medical screening organizations and medical organizations that are concerned with occupational respiratory diseases. Call 216-514-1199 to  request a quote for b-reading interpretation fees or complete the form below.

The qualified “B” readers at NDI are radiologists that are certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as demonstrating proficiency in classifying radiographs of the pneumoconioses. Physicians at NDI are qualified to serve in national pneumoconiosis programs directed at coal miners and others who suffer from dust-related illness.  Physicians who read chest X-rays for work-related diseases like black lung are known as “B readers.” They are certified by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for both federal and state compensation claims. B readers do not specifically have to be pulmonologists or radiologists, though they can be both.

For information on the B Reader Program and Certification Course, NIOSH B Reader Training and Examination, click here.  For new development impacting the B Reader Program, click here. For information on the ACR Lung Cancer Screening Registry, click here.  For information on ethical considerations for B Readers, click here.  Physicians interested in becoming NIOSH certified B readers or current B readers interested in updating their practice can get more information here.

Classifying And Detecting Occupational Lung Diseases

Chest radiographic imaging (chest x-ray) is a widely applied and important tool for assessing lung health in workers exposed to dusts capable of producing pneumoconiosis and other diseases. Chest radiographs are the most common film taken in medicine. Pneumoconiosis includes asbestosis, silicosis and coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (CWP). CWP is sometimes called “Black Lung Disease“. Silicosis is a disease caused by inhaling respirable silica dust. Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers.  NDI offers consulting services and reviews of chest radiographs or CT scans for the presence of occupational lung disease.

National Diagnostic Imaging utilizes chest radiographs, teleradiology, digitally-acquired chest radiographs, x-rays, CT scans and digital imaging to classify, recognize and detect signs of occupational lung disease, interstitial lung disease, pneumoconiosis/occupational disease, illnesses relating to asbestos silica exposure, silicosis and asbestosis.

Expert Witnesses, Expert Medical Testimony And Litigation Support For Asbestosis, Silicosis And Other Occupational Dust And Fiber Exposures

Radiologists at NDI are Federal Government Certified B-Readers for asbestosis, silicosis and other occupational dust and fiber exposures. The radiologists at NDI assist lawyers and insurance companies with their B-reading related litigation needs including reading any CT scans for pneumoconiosis. They are experienced as expert witnesses and medicolegal consultants (both defense and plaintiff) and are prompt, reliable, and efficient, having consulted in dozens of cases.

Request B Reader Services, Fees And Rates

If you require the services of a NIOSH-certified B reader please complete the form below, call 216-514-1199 or email info@ndximaging.com to request a quote. Rates are typically well below other service providers. We competitively price these studies per read and total pricing is based on the number of reads requested and other details involved in providing B Reader Services. Please inquire as listed above or below on our quote form.

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