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ANyone had a B classification on their chest x ray?

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Guest jonny280

Hi all - anxious here

 

I'm going through the process of a 457 visa. The x-ray hospital would not tell me the results of our xrays, only to say "Nothing major wrong"

 

Has anyone else had that?

 

I also had a receipt that said xray A (£x) and xray B (£y) (both different prices!!). The paranoid element of me has read into this meaning one result is A and one B.

 

What does having a B mean - refusal?

 

Don't know what to think:wacko:

 

Jonny

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Guest Gollywobbler

Hi Jonny

 

No - a "B" grading on the x-ray does NOT mean a visa refusal! It could mean that the x-ray has shown up some scarring on your lungs - that can happen for any number of non-sinister causes. I think the x-rays sometimes show up if the heart is enlarged as well, but again, that happens with a lot of people and does NOT cause problems.

 

The worst that could happen is that they might want you to see a specialist of some kind.

 

Which visa are you applying for?

 

 

Cheers

 

Gill

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Guest jonny280

Gill

 

Its a 457 temporary, but I hope to get a permanent one after a while (you have kindly replied to my thread for information on that particular conundrum, about a week ago thanks!!)

 

Would I have to wait for the Australian Immigration to refer me to a specialist? The hospital, when they said "nothing major" also said that they weren't going to refer me. I guess its up to the immigration to decide?

 

Jonny

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Guest Gollywobbler

Hi Jonny

 

 

I do know that the clinics which are approved to do x-rays for visas make sure that a suitable doctor sees the -rays before they are sent off.

 

Evidently their own doctor does not think there is anything to worry about, therefore.

 

The Medical Officer of the Commonwealth calls all the shots, though, and the MOC service is provided by a groupof Government doctors out in Australia. The MOC doctors tend to want all the is dotted and the ts crossed - after all, theyare not payigforany ofthe medical checks themselves!

 

However, since the x-ray people are not worried, you will simply have to wait and see what, if anything, the MOC says. The MOC might well decide that no further info is needed. If they want further info, they will tell you what sort of specialist they want you to see, and whether your oan GP can do the referral or whether they want a Panel Doctor to do it.

 

Try not to worry. Lots of people have queries on their x-rays but they almost never cause problems in the end.

 

Cheers

 

Gill

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