Friday July 29, 2016
If you have a chest Xray showing a suspicious lung lesion and the radiology reports recommends a CT chest, you can refer directly to radiology for this using the BPAC / Midland e-referral tool in MedTech. Make sure you select the ‘High Suspicion of Cancer’ box, otherwise your patient will be waiting for much longer than 2 weeks!
See below an example of a CT chest referral. You should also concurrently refer to the respiratory clinic, and if using the e-referral tool again select the ‘High Suspicion of Cancer’ option to ensure the patient gets seen quickly.