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SR 1999 No. 255 Regulations as made
Principal Regulations. These regulations repeal the Health Insurance (1998-99 Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulations 1998.
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR22-Nov-1999
Tabled Senate22-Nov-1999
Gazetted 27 Oct 1999
Date of repeal 01 Nov 2000
Repealed by Health Insurance (Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulations 2000
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Health Insurance (1999-2000 Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulations 1999

Statutory Rules 1999 No. 255

I, WILLIAM PATRICK DEANE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Health Insurance Act 1973.

Dated 20 October 1999.

WILLIAM DEANE

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command,

MICHAEL WOOLDRIDGE

Minister for Health and Aged Care

 


Health Insurance (1999-2000 Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulations 1999

Statutory Rules 1999 No. 2551

made under the

 

 

 

Contents

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                        1  Name of Regulations                                                         2

                        2  Commencement                                                                2

                        3  Repeal of Health Insurance (1998-99 Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulations 1998        2

                        4  Diagnostic imaging services table                                      2

Schedule 1       Table of diagnostic imaging services                  3

Part 1             Rules of interpretation                                                       3

Part 2             Service and Fees                                                             17

 


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1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Health Insurance (1999-2000 Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulations 1999.

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on 1 November 1999.

3              Repeal of Health Insurance (1998-99 Diagnostic Imaging Services Table) Regulations 1998

                The following statutory rules are repealed:

·         1998 No. 302

·         1999 No. 20

·         1999 No. 193

·         1999 No. 219.

4              Diagnostic imaging services table

                The table of diagnostic imaging services set out in Schedule 1 is prescribed for the purposes of subsection 4AA (1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.


Schedule 1        Table of diagnostic imaging services

(regulation 4)

Part 1          Rules of interpretation

1              General

                In this table, unless the contrary intention appears:

Act means the Health Insurance Act 1973.

computed tomography means a service rendered (with or without intravenous contrast):

                (a)    using a detector coupled to an X-ray tube that emits a finely collimated X-ray beam as it rotates within a gantry around a patient either in incremental or helical manner; and

               (b)    registering a resulting variable amount of X-rays and transforming that information into a cross-sectional image after the application of complex algorithms.

CT means computed tomography.

CT equipment includes the following components:

                (a)    a gantry;

               (b)    a couch;

                (c)    a computer;

               (d)    an operator station;

                (e)    a generator.

exclusion, in relation to a condition for which a MRI or MRA service is requested, means use of the service as the initial imaging modality for diagnosis of the condition.

MRA means magnetic resonance angiography.

MRI means magnetic resonance imaging.

remote location means a place within Australia that is:

                (a)    more than 30 kilometres by road from a hospital that provides a radiology or computed tomography service under the direction of a specialist in the specialty of diagnostic radiology; or

               (b)    more than 30 kilometres by road from a free standing radiology or computed tomography facility under the direction of a specialist in the specialty of diagnostic radiology.

sequence, in relation to a scan, means a series of images collected at the same time with similar image parameters (not including a scan designed to establish patient position and subsequently used to plan other scans).

Note   Specialist and other words and expressions used in this table are defined in subs 3 (1) of the Act.

2              References to items in the general medical services table

                A reference by number to any of items 11240, 11603 to 11612, 30361 and 30488 is a reference to the item so numbered in the general medical services table.

3              Meaning of (R) and (NR)

         (1)   An item including the symbol (R) is an R-type diagnostic imaging service.

         (2)   An item including the symbol (NR) is an NR-type diagnostic imaging service.

4              Meaning of (S)

                An item including the symbol (S) applies only to a service provided by a specialist in the practice of diagnostic radiology.

5              Who may provide a diagnostic imaging service

                Unless the contrary intention appears, a diagnostic imaging service in the table is a diagnostic imaging service for the Act, whether the service is provided by:

                (a)    a medical practitioner; or

               (b)    a person, other than a medical practitioner, who:

                          (i)    is employed by a medical practitioner; or

                         (ii)    provides the service under the supervision of a medical practitioner in accordance with accepted medical practice.

6              Meaning of report in certain items

                In items 55028 to 61109 and 63000 to 63946, report means a report prepared by a medical practitioner.

7              Administration of anaesthetics in connection with certain services

                If a general anaesthetic is administered in connection with a service specified in an item that includes the formula:

Anaes. n = n1 B + n2 T

               in which:

                (a)    n is a number; and

               (b)    n1 and n2 are other numbers;

              the service that is provided by the medical practitioner who administers the anaesthetic is the service described in item n in the general medical services table.

8              Meaning of group of practitioners

                In this table, group of practitioners has the same meaning as in subsection 16A (10) of the Act.

9              Meaning of medical practitioner in certain items

         (1)   In items 55028, 55030 and 55032, medical practitioner in the phrase referred by a medical practitioner or the referring medical practitioner includes a dental practitioner who is approved by the Minister under paragraph (b) of the definition of professional service in subsection 3 (1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

         (2)   In items 55050 and 55052, medical practitioner in the phrase referred by a medical practitioner or the referring medical practitioner includes a dental practitioner who is:

                (a)    approved by the Minister under paragraph (b) of the definition of professional service in subsection 3 (1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973; or

               (b)    a prosthodontist.

9A           Computed tomography services — meaning of (K) and (NK)

         (1)   In any of items 56001 to 57355, the symbol (K) means:

                (a)    for CT equipment that the Commission is satisfied was first installed and used as new equipment at a site in Australia:

                          (i)    the service was rendered earlier than 10 years after the earliest date on which any component of the equipment was first installed and ready for use; or

                         (ii)    the service was rendered in a remote location; or

               (b)    for CT equipment imported as pre-used equipment:

                          (i)    the service was rendered earlier than 10 years after the earliest date of manufacture of any component of the equipment; or

                         (ii)    the service was rendered in a remote location.

         (2)   In any of items 56001 to 57355, the symbol (NK) means the service was rendered 10 years or more after:

                (a)    for CT equipment that the Commission is satisfied was first installed and used as new equipment in Australia — the earliest date on which any component of the equipment was first installed and ready for use; or

               (b)    for CT equipment imported as pre-used equipment — the earliest date of manufacture of any component of the equipment.

         (3)   In this rule:

CT equipment imported as pre-used equipment means equipment that has been used to render CT services before being imported into Australia.

installed and ready for use, in relation to a component, means ready for immediate income-producing purposes whether or not it is so used.

9B           CT services — eligible services

                Items 56001 to 57355 apply only to a computed tomography service performed:

                (a)    under the professional supervision of a specialist in the specialty of diagnostic radiology who is available:

                          (i)    to monitor and influence the conduct and diagnostic quality of the examination; and

                         (ii)    if necessary — to personally attend on the patient; or

               (b)    if paragraph (a) cannot be complied with:

                          (i)    in an emergency; or

                         (ii)    because of medical necessity — in a remote location.

10            Meaning of Amount under rule 10 in certain items

                In item 59103, Amount under rule 10 means an amount equal to the sum of:

                (a)    the fee set out in another item for the radiographic examination in conjunction with which a service referred to in item 59103 is provided; and

               (b)    $21.30.

10AA      Ultrasound services — eligible services

         (1)   Items 55028 to 55603 apply only to an ultrasound service performed for items marked with the symbol (R):

                (a)    under the professional supervision of a specialist or a consultant physician in the practice of his or her specialty who is available:

                          (i)    to monitor and influence the conduct and diagnostic quality of the examination; and

                         (ii)    if necessary — to personally attend the patient; or

               (b)    if paragraph (a) cannot be complied with:

                          (i)    in an emergency; or

                         (ii)    in a remote location that is not less than 30 kilometres by the most direct road route from another practice where services that comply with subparagraph (a) are available; or

                (c)    by or on behalf of a practitioner who is not a specialist or consultant physician but who meets the requirements of subrule (2); or

               (d)    by or on behalf of a practitioner in circumstances mentioned in subrule (3).

         (2)   The requirements of this subrule are that, between 1 September 1997 and 31 August 1999, at least 50 services were rendered by or on behalf of the practitioner at the location where the service was rendered and the rendering of those services resulted in the payment of a medicare benefit.

         (3)   For paragraph (1) (d), the circumstances are that between 1 September 1997 and 31 August 1999, at least 50 services were rendered by or on behalf of the practitioner to a patient in a nursing home or at the patient’s residence and the rendering of those services resulted in the payment of a medicare benefit.

10A         Mammography services — eligible services

                Items 59300 to 59318 apply only to a mammography service performed:

                (a)    under the professional supervision of a specialist in the specialty of diagnostic radiology who is available:

                          (i)    to monitor and influence the conduct and diagnostic quality of the examination; and

                         (ii)    if necessary — to personally attend on the patient; or

               (b)    if paragraph (a) cannot be complied with:

                          (i)    in an emergency; or

                         (ii)    because of medical necessity — in a remote location.

11            Preparation of patients for radiological procedures

                Items 60903 to 60927 apply only to the preparation of a patient for a radiological procedure for a service to which items 59900 to 59970 applies by:

                (a)    injecting opaque or contrast media; or

               (b)    removing fluid and replacing it with air, oxygen or other contrast media; or

                (c)    a similar method.

12            Meaning of angiography suite in item 61109

                In item 61109, angiography suite means a room that contains only equipment designed for angiography that is able to perform digital subtraction or rapid sequence film angiography.

13            Nuclear scanning services

                Items 61302 to 61499 apply to a nuclear scanning service only if:

                (a)    the performance of the scan does not involve the use of positron-emission radio-isotopes or a Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanner; and

               (b)    the performance of the scan is undertaken:

                          (i)    by a specialist or consultant physician; or

                    (ii)    by a person acting on behalf of a specialist or consultant physician in the presence of the specialist or consultant physician; and

                (c)    the compilation of the final report is undertaken by the specialist or consultant physician who undertook the preliminary examination of the patient and the estimation and administration of the dosage.

14            Meaning of Amount under rule 14 in item 61462

                In item 61462, Amount under rule 14 means an amount equal to the sum of:

                (a)    the fee set out in the item in Group I4 in conjunction with which a service referred to in item 61462 is provided; and

               (b)    $113.55.

15            Multiple services

         (1)   If a medical practitioner renders 2 or more diagnostic imaging services for the same patient on the same day, the fees set out in the items that apply to the services, other than the item with the highest fee, are reduced by $5.00.

         (2)   If a medical practitioner renders at least 1 R-type diagnostic imaging service and at least 1 consultation service for the same patient on the same day — the highest fee, set out in the items that apply to any diagnostic imaging services rendered by the medical practitioner for the same patient on the same day, is reduced by the least of:

                (a)    if the fee for the consultation is at least $40.00 — $35.00; or

               (b)    if the fee for the consultation is less than $40.00 — $15.00; or

                (c)    that fee.

         (3)   Subrule (2) only applies to the consultation for which the highest fee is set out in the items that apply to the consultations.

         (4)   If a medical practitioner renders at least 1 R-type diagnostic imaging service and at least 1 non-consultation service for the same patient on the same day — the highest fee, set out in the items that apply to any diagnostic imaging services rendered by the medical practitioner for the same patient on the same day, is reduced by $5.00.

         (5)   If a medical practitioner renders an R-type diagnostic imaging service, a consultation and a non-consultation service for the same patient on the same day — the sum of the reductions under subrules (2) and (4) is not to exceed the highest fee set out in the items that apply to any diagnostic imaging services rendered by the medical practitioner for the same patient on the same day.

         (6)   This rule does not apply to diagnostic imaging services that are rendered in a remote area by a medical practitioner for whom a remote area exemption under section 23DX of the Act is in force for that area.

         (7)   In this rule:

consultation means a service under an item listed in Groups A1 to A9 of the general medical services table.

non-consultation service means a service under an item listed in the general medical service table other than in Groups A1 to A9.

         (8)   A reference in this rule to a highest fee is a reference to a fee for an item in the first claim processed by the Commission for which subrule (1), (2) or (4) applies.

16            MRI and MRA services — eligible services

                Items 63000 to 63946 apply only to a MRI or MRA service performed:

                (a)    on request, in accordance with rule 17, by a specialist or consultant physician; and

               (b)    in a permissible circumstance, in accordance with rule 18; and

                (c)    with eligible equipment, in accordance with rule 20.

17            Request for MRI and MRA services — requirements

                A request for any of items 63000 to 63946 must:

                (a)    be in writing; and

               (b)    identify the clinical indications for the service.

18            MRI and MRA services — permissible circumstances for performance

                For rule 16, a service is performed in a permissible circumstance only if it is performed:

                (a)    under the professional supervision of an eligible provider who is available to monitor and influence the conduct and diagnostic quality of the examination, including, if necessary, by personal attendance on the patient; or

               (b)    if paragraph (a) is not complied with:

                          (i)    in an emergency; or

                         (ii)    because of medical necessity — in a remote location.

19            MRI and MRA services — eligible provider

         (1)   For rule 18, an eligible provider is a specialist in diagnostic radiology who satisfies the Commission that:

                (a)    he or she is a participant in the Royal Australasian College of Radiologists’ Quality and Accreditation Program; and

               (b)    the equipment he or she proposes to use for providing services of the kind mentioned in Group I5 in the diagnostic imaging services table (the proposed equipment) is eligible equipment for rule 20.

         (2)   The Commission must have been given, before 11 October 1999, a statutory declaration:

                (a)    stating the matters mentioned in paragraphs (1) (a) and (b); and

               (b)    specifying the location of the proposed equipment; and

                (c)    specifying the kinds of diagnostic imaging procedures offered at that location; and

               (d)    if the proposed equipment has been installed at that location and is equipment to which subrule 20 (3) applies — stating the date that it was installed (the installation date); and

                (e)    if paragraph (d) applies, and the installation date was 12 May 1998 — stating the time at which the equipment was installed.

         (3)   If paragraph (2) (d) applies, and the equipment was not installed before 7.30 pm on 12 May 1998, Eastern Standard Time, the specialist must have given the Commission, with the statutory declaration, a copy of the contract for the purchase or lease of the equipment.

         (4)   The Commission may request a specialist to:

                (a)    give the Commission documents to support statements made in the statutory declaration; and

               (b)    answer questions put to the specialist by the Commission about those statements.

Note   The documents may include the contract for purchase or lease of the proposed equipment, if not already given to the Commission under subr (3).

20            MRI and MRA services — eligible equipment

         (1)   For rule 16, eligible equipment is equipment that complies with this rule.

         (2)   The equipment must be located in Australia in a medical practice, or the radiology department of a hospital, that offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic imaging procedures.

         (3)   For a medical practice or hospital located in a non-metropolitan area:

                (a)    the equipment must have been installed in a medical practice, or hospital, in Australia before 7.30 pm on 12 May 1998, Eastern Standard Time; or

               (b)    if the equipment was uninstalled at the time and on the day mentioned in paragraph (a) — it must:

                          (i)    have been purchased or leased under a contract, in writing (that did not contain an option to cancel) before that time on that day; and

                         (ii)    on or before 18 October 1999 — be in use for services for which a medicare benefit is claimed; or

                (c)    be replacement equipment for equipment mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).

Note   Equipment relocated to a new location may continue to comply with subr (3). However, to continue to be eligible equipment, the equipment would have to continue to comply with subr (2).

         (4)   For a medical practice or hospital located in a metropolitan area, the equipment must:

                (a)    have been installed in a medical practice, or hospital, in Australia before 7.30 pm on 12 May 1998, Eastern Standard Time; or

               (b)    if uninstalled at that time on that day — have been purchased or leased under a contract, in writing (that did not contain an option to cancel), before 10 February 1998; or

                (c)    be replacement equipment for equipment mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b).

Note   Equipment relocated to a new location may continue to comply with subr (4). However, to continue to be eligible equipment, the equipment would have to continue to comply with subr (2).

         (5)   Equipment mentioned in paragraph (3) (a) or (b) or (4) (a) or (b) ceases to be eligible equipment when replaced by other equipment.

         (6)   The Commission must have been given, before 11 October 1999:

                (a)    the statutory declaration, under subrule 19 (2), in relation to the equipment and eligible provider; and

               (b)    if paragraph (3) (b) or (4) (b) applies, the copy contract mentioned in subrule 19 (3).

         (7)   For this rule:

comprehensive, in relation to a range of diagnostic imaging procedures, means that the range includes x-ray, ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) procedures.

medical practice means a practice conducted by a sole practitioner, a practice conducted by a group of practitioners within the meaning of subsection 16A (9) or (10) of the Act or a practice conducted by a medical entrepreneur.

metropolitan area includes any location within any of the Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Greater Hobart, Darwin or Canberra major statistical divisions, as defined in the Australian Standard Geographical Classification 1999 published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (publication number 1216.0 of 1999).

21            MRI and MRA services — meaning of scan

                In items 63000 to 63946:

scan means a minimum of 3 sequences.

22            MRI and MRA services — descriptions of purpose of services

                The purposes for which a MRI or MRA service may be claimed (the purpose for each particular service being set out in each of items 63000 to 63946) are:

                (a)    the exclusion of a condition; and

               (b)    the further investigation of a condition, if the service is used as the secondary imaging modality:

                          (i)    when the diagnosis is uncertain; or

                         (ii)    to assess the severity of the condition; and

                (c)    the monitoring of a condition, if the service is used following confirmed diagnosis to assess progress of a condition following treatment.

Note   For the meaning of exclusion of a condition, if that is the purpose of requesting a MRI or MRA service, see r 1.

23            MRI or MRA services — related services that can be claimed in a 12 month period

         (1)   The fee mentioned in an item does not apply if:

                (a)    the item is mentioned in subrule (2); and

               (b)    the service mentioned in the item is provided to a person who, in the 12 months before the service, has been provided with the maximum number of those services mentioned in subrule (2) for that item.

         (2)   For subrule (1), the items and maximum number of services are:

                (a)    for items 63000 to 63024, 63050 to 63062, 63100 to 63133, 63150 to 63162, 63300 to 63315, 63350 to 63365, 63400 to 63430, 63450 to 63480, 63500 to 63524, 63550 to 63574, 63600 to 63627, 63650 to 63680, 63700 to 63721, 63750 to 63756, 63870, 63900 to 63909, 63920 and 63930 — 1 service; and

               (b)    for items 63200 to 63221, 63250 to 63256, 63745, 63800 to 63806 and 63850 to 63868 — 2 services.

Part 2          Service and Fees

 

Item

Diagnostic imaging service

Fee ($)

Group I1 — Ultrasound

Subgroup 1 — General

55028

Head, ultrasound scan of, performed by, or on behalf of, a medical practitioner where:

(a)    the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for ultrasonic examination not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies; and

(b)    the referring medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the first mentioned practitioner is a member (R)

99.90

55029

Head, ultrasound scan of, where the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner, not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies (NR)

34.65

55030

Orbital contents, ultrasound scan of, performed by, or on behalf of, a medical practitioner where:

(a)    the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for ultrasonic examination not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies; and

(b)    the referring medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the first mentioned practitioner is a member (R)

99.90

55031

Orbital contents, ultrasound scan of, where the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner, not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies (NR)

34.65

55032

Neck, 1 or more structures of, ultrasound scan of, performed by, or on behalf of, a medical practitioner where:

(a)    the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for ultrasonic examination not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies; and

(b)    the referring medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the first mentioned practitioner is a member (R)

99.90

55033

Neck, 1 or more structures of, ultrasound scan of, where the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner, not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies (NR)

34.65

55034

Breast, 1 or both, ultrasound scan of, performed by, or on behalf of, a medical practitioner:

(a)    where the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for ultrasonic examination not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies; and

(b)    the referring medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the first mentioned practitioner is a member (R)

99.90

55035

Breast, 1 or both, ultrasound scan of, where the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner, not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies (NR)

34.65

55036

Abdomen, ultrasound scan of, including scan of urinary tract when undertaken, performed by, or on behalf of, a medical practitioner where:

(a)    the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for ultrasonic examination not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies; and

(b)    the referring medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the first mentioned practitioner is a member; and

(c)    the service is not performed with item 55042 or 55044 on the same patient within 24 hours (R)

101.95

55037

Abdomen, ultrasound scan of, including scan of urinary tract when undertaken, where the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner, not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies (NR)

34.65

55038

Urinary tract, ultrasound scan of, performed by, or on behalf of, a medical practitioner where:

(a)    the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for ultrasonic examination not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies; and

(b)    the referring medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the first mentioned practitioner is a member (R)

99.90

55039

Urinary tract, ultrasound scan of, where the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner, not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies (NR)

34.65

55040

Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy related or pregnancy complication, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, performed by, or on behalf of, a medical practitioner where:

(a)    the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for ultrasonic examination not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies; and

(b)    where the referring medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the first mentioned practitioner is a member (R)

99.90

55041

Pelvis or abdomen, pregnancy related or pregnancy complication, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, where the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner for ultrasonic examination — each ultrasonic examination, not exceeding 2 examinations in any 1 pregnancy, not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies (NR)

34.65

55042

Pelvis, female, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, performed by, or on behalf of, a medical practitioner where:

(a)    the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for ultrasonic examination not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies; and

(b)    the referring medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the first mentioned practitioner is a member; and

(c)    the service is not performed with item 55036 on the same patient within 24 hours (R)

101.95

55043

Pelvis, female, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, where the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner, not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies (NR)

34.65

55044

Pelvis, male, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, performed by, or on behalf of, a medical practitioner where:

(a)    the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for ultrasonic examination not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies; and

(b)    the referring medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the first mentioned practitioner is a member; and

(c)    the service is not performed with item 55036 on the same patient within 24 hours (R)

101.95

55045

Pelvis, male, ultrasound scan of, by any or all approaches, where the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner, not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies (NR)

34.65

55046

Pelvis, female, ultrasound scan of, in association with saline infusion of the endometrial cavity, by any or all approaches, performed by, or on behalf of, a medical practitioner where:

(a)    the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for ultrasound examination not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies; and

(b)    the referring medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the first practitioner is a member; and

(c)    a previous transvaginal ultrasound has revealed an abnormality of the uterus or fallopian tube (R)

119.85

55047

Pelvis, female, ultrasound scan of, in association with saline infusion of the endometrial cavity, by any or all approaches, where:

(a)    the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner and the service is not associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies; and

(b)    a previous transvaginal ultrasound has revealed an abnormality of the uterus or fallopian tube (NR)

49.15

55048

Scrotum, ultrasound scan of, performed by, or on behalf of, a medical practitioner where:

(a)    the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for ultrasonic examination not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies; and

(b)    the referring medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the first mentioned practitioner is a member (R)

100.30

55049

Scrotum, ultrasound scan of, where the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner, not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies (NR)

34.65

55050

Musculoskeletal, 1 or more regions, ultrasound scan of, performed by, or on behalf of, a medical practitioner where:

(a)    the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for ultrasonic examination not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies; and

(b)    the referring medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the first mentioned practitioner is a member (R)

100.30

55051

Musculoskeletal, 1 or more regions, ultrasound scan of, where the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner, not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies (NR)

34.65

55052

Joint, 1 or more, ultrasound scan of, performed by, or on behalf of, a medical practitioner where:

(a)    the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for ultrasonic examination not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies; and

(b)    the referring medical practitioner is not a member of a group of practitioners of which the first mentioned practitioner is a member (R)

99.90

55053

Joint, 1 or more, ultrasound scan of, where the patient is not referred by a medical practitioner, not being a service associated with a service to which item 11240 or an item in Subgroup 2 or 3 of this group applies (NR)

34.65

55054

Ultrasonic cross-sectional echography, in conjunction with a surgical procedure using interventional techniques, not being a service associated with a service to which any other item in this group applies (R)

99.90

55058

Measurement of umbilical blood flow using pulsed wave or continuous wave Doppler techniques after the 26th week of gestation where the patient is referred by a medical practitioner for this procedure and where there is reason to suspect intrauterine growth retardation or a significant risk of foetal death, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in this group applies — examination and report (R)

27.25

Subgroup 2 — Cardiac

 

55102

M-Mode and 2 dimensional real time echocardiographic examination of the heart from at least 2 thoracic windows, performed using a mechanical sector scanner or phased array transducer, with measurement of blood flow velocities across the cardiac valves using pulsed wave and continuous wave Doppler techniques, with recordings on video tape, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies (R)

163.90

55105

M-Mode and 2 dimensional real time echocardiographic examination of the heart from at least 2 thoracic windows, performed using a mechanical sector scanner or phased array transducer, with measurement of cardiac dimensions, with recordings on video tape, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies (R)

92.75

55112

M-Mode and 2 dimensional real time echocardiographic examination of the heart from at least 2 thoracic windows, performed using a mechanical sector scanner or phased array transducer, with measurement of blood flow velocities across the cardiac valves using pulsed wave and continuous wave Doppler techniques, and real time colour flow mapping from at least 2 thoracic windows, with recordings on video tape, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies (R)

257.65

55118

Heart, 2 dimensional real time transoesophageal examination of, from at least 2 oesophageal windows:

(a)    performed using a mechanical sector scanner or phased array transducer with:

          (i)     measurement of blood flow velocities across the cardiac valves using pulsed wave and continuous Doppler techniques; and

         (ii)     real time colour flow mapping from at least 2 oesophageal windows; and

        (iii)     recordings on video tape; and

(b)    not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies (R)

(Anaes. 17708 = 6B + 2T)

257.05

55130

Intra-operative 2 dimensional real time transoesophageal echocardiography incorporating Doppler techniques with colour flow mapping and recording onto video tape, performed during cardiac surgery incorporating sequential assessment of cardiac function before and after the surgical procedure (R)

(Anaes. 17710 = 6B + 4T)

372.20

Subgroup 3 — Vascular

 

55238

Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or bypass grafts in the lower limb or of arteries and bypass grafts in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

169.45

55240

Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or bypass grafts in the lower limb or of arteries and bypass grafts in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, including a service referred to in item 11603, 11606 or 11609, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

197.00

55242

Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or bypass grafts in the lower limb or of arteries and bypass grafts in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, including a service referred to in item 11612, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

218.50

55244

Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, for acute venous thrombosis, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

169.45

55245

Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, for acute venous thrombosis, including a service referred to in item 11603, 11606 or 11609, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

197.00

55246

Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, for chronic venous disease, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

169.45

55247

Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, for chronic venous disease, including a service referred to in item 11603, 11606 or 11609, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

197.00

55248

Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or bypass grafts in the upper limb or of arteries and bypass grafts in the upper limb, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

169.45

55250

Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or bypass grafts in the upper limb or of arteries and bypass grafts in the upper limb, including a service referred to in item 11603, 11606 or 11609, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

197.00

55252

Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the upper limb, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

169.45

55254

Duplex scanning, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the upper limb, including a service referred to in item 11603, 11606 or 11609, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

197.00

55256

Duplex scanning, bilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or bypass grafts in the lower limbs or of arteries and bypass grafts in the lower limbs, below the inguinal ligament, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

169.45

55258

Duplex scanning, bilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or bypass grafts in the lower limbs or of arteries and bypass grafts in the lower limbs, below the inguinal ligament, including a service referred to in item 11603, 11606 or 11609, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

197.00

55260

Duplex scanning, bilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or bypass grafts in the lower limbs or of arteries and bypass grafts in the lower limbs, below the inguinal ligament, including a service referred to in item 11612, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

218.50

55262

Duplex scanning, bilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the lower limbs, below the inguinal ligament, for acute venous thrombosis, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

169.45

55263

Duplex scanning, bilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, for acute venous thrombosis, including a service referred to in item 11603, 11606 or 11609, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

197.00

55264

Duplex scanning, bilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the lower limbs, below the inguinal ligament, for chronic venous disease, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

169.45

55265

Duplex scanning, bilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, for chronic venous disease, including a service referred to in item 11603, 11606 or 11609, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

197.00

55266

Duplex scanning, bilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or bypass grafts in the upper limbs or of arteries and bypass grafts in the upper limbs, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

169.45

55268

Duplex scanning, bilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or bypass grafts in the upper limbs, including a service referred to in item 11603, 11606 or 11609, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

197.00

55270

Duplex scanning, bilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the upper limbs, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

169.45

55272

Duplex scanning, bilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the upper limbs, including a service referred to in item 11603, 11606 or 11609, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

197.00

55274

Duplex scanning, bilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of extra-cranial bilateral carotid and vertebral vessels, with or without subclavian and innominate vessels, with or without oculoplethysmography or peri-orbital Doppler examination, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

169.45

55276

Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of intra-abdominal, aorta and iliac arteries or inferior vena cava and iliac veins or of intra-abdominal, aorta and iliac arteries and inferior vena cava and iliac veins, excluding pregnancy related studies, for an examination of not less than 45 minutes duration, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

169.45

55277

Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of intra-abdominal, aorta and iliac arteries and inferior vena cava and iliac veins, excluding pregnancy related studies, for an examination of between 25 and 45 minutes duration, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

109.40

55278

Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of renal or visceral vessels or of renal and visceral vessels, including aorta, inferior vena cava and iliac vessels as required excluding pregnancy related studies, for an examination of not less than 45 minutes duration, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

169.45

55279

Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of renal or visceral vessels or of renal and visceral vessels, including aorta, inferior vena cava and iliac vessels as required excluding pregnancy related studies, for an examination of between 25 and 45 minutes duration, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

109.40

55280

Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of intra-cranial vessels, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

169.45

55282

Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements:

(a)    by spectral analysis of cavernosal artery of the penis following intracavernosal administration of a vasoactive agent; and

(b)    performed during the period of pharmacological activity of the injected agent, to confirm a diagnosis of vasular aetiology for impotence; and

(c)    where a specialist in diagnostic radiology,
nuclear medicine, urology, general surgery (sub-specialising in vascular surgery) or a consultant physician in nuclear medicine attends the patient in person at the practice location where the service is rendered, immediately prior to or for a period during the rendering of the service; and

169.45

 

(d)    where that specialist or consultant physician interprets the results and prepares a report, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — examination and report (R)

 

55284

Duplex scanning involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements:

(a)    by spectral analysis of cavernosal tissue of the penis to confirm a diagnosis; and

(b)    where indicated, assess the progress and management of:

          (i)     priapism; or

         (ii)     fibrosis of any type; or

        (iii)     fracture of the tunica; or

        (iv)     arteriovenous malformations; and

(c)    where a specialist in diagnostic radiology,
nuclear medicine, urology, general surgery (sub-specialising in vascular surgery) or a consultant physician in nuclear medicine attends the patient in person at the practice location where the service is rendered, immediately prior to or for a period during the rendering of the service; and

(d)    where that specialist or consultant physician interprets the results and prepares a report, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this group applies — 1 examination and report (R)

169.45

55288

Two examinations of the kind referred to in items 55238 to 55280 except for an examination of the kind referred to in the items shown in the following blocks, where only one examination can be provided from the items in any one block:

block (a)    items 55238, 55240, 55242, 55256, 55258 and 55260;

block (b)    items 55244, 55245, 55246, 55247, 55262, 55263, 55264 and 55265;

block (c)    items 55248, 55250, 55266 and 55268;

block (d)    items 55252, 55254, 55270 and 55272;

block (e)    items 55276, 55277, 55278 and 55279;

not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054), or 4 of this group applies — examination and report (R)

298.65

55290

Three examinations of the kind referred to in items 55238 to 55280 except for an examination of the kind referred to in the items shown in the following blocks, where only one examination can be provided from the items in any one block:

block (a)    items 55238, 55240, 55242, 55256, 55258 and 55260;

block (b)    items 55244, 55245, 55246, 55247, 55262, 55263, 55264 and 55265;

block (c)    items 55248, 55250, 55266 and 55268;

block (d)    items 55252, 55254, 55270 and 55272;

block (e)    items 55276, 55277, 55278 and 55279;

not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of item 55054), or 4 this group applies — examination and report (R)

298.65

Subgroup 4 — Urological

 

55600

Prostate, bladder base and urethra, transrectal ultrasound scan of, where performed:

(a)    personally by a medical practitioner (not being the medical practitioner who assessed the patient as specified in paragraph (c)) using a transducer probe that:

          (i)     has a nominal frequency of 7 to 7.5 megahertz or a nominal frequency
range which includes frequencies of 7 to 7.5 megahertz; and

         (ii)     can obtain both axial and sagittal scans in 2 planes at right angles; and

(b)    following a digital rectal examination of the prostate by that medical practitioner; and

(c)    on a patient who has been assessed by a specialist in urology, radiation oncology or medical oncology or a consultant physician in medical oncology who has:

          (i)     examined the patient in the 60 days prior to the scan; and

         (ii)     recommended the scan for the management of the patient’s current prostatic disease (R)

99.90

55603

Prostate, bladder base and urethra, transrectal ultrasound scan of, where performed:

(a)    personally by a medical practitioner who undertook the assessment referred to in paragraph (c) using a transducer probe that:

          (i)     has a nominal frequency of 7 to 7.5 megahertz or a nominal frequency
range which includes frequencies of 7 to 7.5 megahertz; and

         (ii)     can obtain both axial and sagittal scans in 2 planes at right angles; and

(b)    following a digital rectal examination of the prostate by that medical practitioner; and

(c)    on a patient who has been assessed by a specialist in urology, radiation oncology or medical oncology or a consultant physician in medical oncology who has:

          (i)     examined the patient in the 60 days prior to the scan; and

         (ii)     recommended the scan for the management of the patient’s current prostatic disease (R)

99.90

Group I2 — Computed Tomography — Examination and Report

56001

Computed tomography — scan of brain without intravenous contrast medium, not being a service to which item 57001 applies (R) (K)

197.40

56007

Computed tomography — scan of brain with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of the brain prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not being a service to which item 57007 applies (R) (K)

252.10

56010

Computed tomography — scan of pituitary fossa with or without intravenous contrast medium and with or without brain scan when undertaken (R) (K)

252.10

56013

Computed tomography — scan of orbits with or without intravenous contrast medium and with or without brain scan when undertaken (R) (K)

252.10

56016

Computed tomography — scan of middle ear and temporal bone, unilateral or bilateral, with or without intravenous contrast medium and with or without brain scan when undertaken (R) (K)

291.15

56022

Computed tomography — scan of facial bones, para nasal sinuses or both without intravenous contrast medium (R) (K)

226.30

56028

Computed tomography — scan of facial bones, para nasal sinuses or both with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of the facial bones, para nasal sinuses or both prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken (R) (K)

336.80

56041

Computed tomography — scan of brain without intravenous contrast medium, not being a service to which item 57041 applies (R) (NK)

98.75

56047

Computed tomography — scan of brain with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of the brain prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not being a service to which item 57047 applies (R) (NK)

126.10

56050

Computed tomography — scan of pituitary fossa with or without intravenous contrast medium and with or without brain scan when undertaken (R) (NK)

128.15

56053

Computed tomography — scan of orbits with or without intravenous contrast medium and with or without brain scan when undertaken (R) (NK)

128.15

56056

Computed tomography — scan of middle ear and temporal bone, unilateral or bilateral, with or without intravenous contrast medium and with or without brain scan when undertaken (R) (NK)

155.40

56062

Computed tomography — scan of facial bones, para nasal sinuses or both without intravenous contrast medium (R) (NK)

113.15

56068

Computed tomography — scan of facial bones, para nasal sinuses or both with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of the facial bones, para nasal sinuses or both prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken (R) (NK)

168.40

56101

Computed tomography — scan of soft tissues of neck, including larynx, pharynx, upper oesophagus and salivary glands (not associated with cervical spine) without intravenous contrast medium, not being a service to which item 56801 applies (R) (K)

232.70

56107

Computed tomography — scan of soft tissues of neck, including larynx, pharynx, upper oesophagus and salivary glands (not associated with cervical spine) — with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of soft tissues of neck, including larynx, pharynx, upper oesophagus and salivary glands (not associated with cervical spine) prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not being a service associated with a service to which item 56807 applies (R) (K)

343.15

56141

Computed tomography — scan of soft tissues of neck, including larynx, pharynx, upper oesophagus and salivary glands (not associated with cervical spine) without intravenous contrast medium, not being a service to which item 56841 applies (R) (NK)

116.40

56147

Computed tomography — scan of soft tissues of neck, including larynx, pharynx, upper oesophagus and salivary glands (not associated with cervical spine) — with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of soft tissues of neck, including larynx, pharynx, upper oesophagus and salivary glands (not associated with cervical spine) prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not being a service associated with a service to which item 56847 applies (R) (NK)

171.60

56210

Computed tomography — scan of spine, 1 or more regions, without intravenous contrast medium, payable once only whether 1 or more attendances are required to complete the service (R) (K)

242.45

56216

Computed tomography — scan of spine, 1 or more regions, with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of the spine prior to intravenous contrast injection when undertaken; only 1 benefit is payable whether 1 or more attendances are required to complete the service (R) (K)

351.35

56219

Computed tomography — scan of spine, 1 or more regions with intrathecal contrast medium, including the preparation for intrathecal injection of contrast medium and any associated plain x-rays, not being a service to which item 59724 applies (R) (K)

326.20

56250

Computed tomography — scan of spine, 1 or more regions, without intravenous contrast medium, payable once only whether 1 or more attendances are required to complete the service (R) (NK)

122.50

56256

Computed tomography — scan of spine, 1 or more regions, with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of the spine prior to intravenous contrast injection when undertaken; only 1 benefit is payable whether 1 or more attendances are required to complete the service (R) (NK)

177.50

56259

Computed tomography — scan of spine, 1 or more regions with intrathecal contrast medium, including the preparation for intrathecal injection of contrast medium and any associated plain x-rays, not being a service to which item 59724 applies (R) (NK)

164.80

56301

Computed tomography — scan of chest, including lungs, mediastinum, chest wall and pleura, with or without scans of the upper abdomen, without intravenous contrast medium, not being a service to which item 56801 or 57001 applies and not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification (R) (K)

299.40

56307

Computed tomography — scan of chest, including lungs, mediastinum, chest wall and pleura, with or without scans of the upper abdomen, with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of the chest, including lungs, mediastinum, chest wall or pleura and upper abdomen prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not being a service to which item 56807 or 57007 applies and not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification (R) (K)

404.45

56341

Computed tomography — scan of chest, including lungs, mediastinum, chest wall and pleura, with or without scans of the upper abdomen, without intravenous contrast medium, not being a service to which item 56841 or 57041 applies and not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification (R) (NK)

149.50

56347

Computed tomography — scan of chest, including lungs, mediastinum, chest wall and pleura, with or without scans of the upper abdomen, with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of the chest, including lungs, mediastinum, chest wall or pleura and upper abdomen prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not being a service to which item 56847 or 57047 applies and not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification (R) (NK)

202.00

56401

Computed tomography — scan of upper abdomen only (diaphragm to iliac crest) without intravenous contrast medium, not being a service to which item 56301, 56501, 56801 or 57001 applies (R) (K)

253.60

56407

Computed tomography — scan of upper abdomen only (diaphragm to iliac crest), with intravenous contrast medium, and with any scans of upper abdomen (diaphragm to iliac crest) prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not being a service to which item 56307, 56507, 56807 or 57007 applies (R) (K)

362.90

56409

Computed tomography — scan of pelvis only (iliac crest to pubic symphysis) without intravenous contrast medium not being a service associated with a service to which item 56401 applies (R) (K)

253.60

56412

Computed tomography — scan of pelvis only (iliac crest to pubic symphysis), with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of pelvis (iliac crest to pubic symphysis) prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not being a service to which item 56407 applies (R) (K)

362.90

56441

Computed tomography — scan of upper abdomen only (diaphragm to iliac crest) without intravenous contrast medium, not being a service to which item 56341, 56541, 56841 or 57041 applies (R) (NK)

126.80

56447

Computed tomography — scan of upper abdomen only (diaphragm to iliac crest), with intravenous contrast medium, and with any scans of upper abdomen (diaphragm to iliac crest) prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not being a service to which item 56347, 56547, 56847 or 57047 applies (R) (NK)

181.45

56449

Computed tomography — scan of pelvis only (iliac crest to pubic symphysis) without intravenous contrast medium not being a service associated with a service to which item 56441 applies (R) (NK)

126.80

56452

Computed tomography — scan of pelvis only (iliac crest to pubic symphysis), with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of pelvis (iliac crest to pubic symphysis) prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not being a service to which item 56447 applies (R) (NK)

181.45

56501

Computed tomography — scan of upper abdomen and pelvis without intravenous contrast medium, not being a service to which item 56801 or 57001 applies (R) (K)

386.20

56507

Computed tomography — scan of upper abdomen and pelvis with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of upper abdomen and pelvis prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not being a service to which item 56807 or 57007 applies (R) (K)

487.40

56541

Computed tomography — scan of upper abdomen and pelvis without intravenous contrast medium, not being a service to which item 56841 or 57041 applies (R) (NK)

193.10

56547

Computed tomography — scan of upper abdomen and pelvis with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of upper abdomen and pelvis prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not being a service to which item 56847 or 57047 applies (R) (NK)

243.75

56619

Computed tomography — scan of extremities, 1 or more regions without intravenous contrast medium, payable once only, whether 1 or more attendances are required to complete the service (R) (K)

224.15

56625

Computed tomography — scan of extremities, 1 or more regions with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of extremities prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken; only 1 benefit is payable whether 1 or more attendances are required to complete the service (R) (K)

334.65

56659

Computed tomography — scan of extremities, 1 or more regions without intravenous contrast medium, payable once only, whether 1 or more attendances are required to complete the service (R) (NK)

112.10

56665

Computed tomography — scan of extremities, 1 or more regions with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of extremities prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken; only 1 benefit is payable whether 1 or more attendances are required to complete the service (R) (NK)

167.35

56801

Computed tomography — scan of chest, abdomen and pelvis with or without scans of soft tissues of neck without intravenous contrast medium, not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification (R) (K)

466.55

56807

Computed tomography — scan of chest, abdomen and pelvis with or without scans of soft tissues of neck with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of chest, abdomen and pelvis with or without scans of soft tissue of neck prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification (R) (K)

567.65

56841

Computed tomography — scan of chest, abdomen and pelvis with or without scans of soft tissues of neck without intravenous contrast medium, not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification (R) (NK)

233.30

56847

Computed tomography — scan of chest, abdomen and pelvis with or without scans of soft tissues of neck with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of chest, abdomen and pelvis with or without scans of soft tissue of neck prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification (R) (NK)

283.85

57001

Computed tomography — scan of brain and chest with or without scans of upper abdomen without intravenous contrast medium, not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification (R) (K)

466.65

57007

Computed tomography — scan of brain and chest with or without scans of upper abdomen with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of brain and chest and upper abdomen prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification (R) (K)

567.75

57041

Computed tomography — scan of brain and chest with or without scans of upper abdomen without intravenous contrast medium, not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification (R) (NK)

233.35

57047

Computed tomography — scan of brain and chest with or without scans of upper abdomen with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans of brain and chest and upper abdomen prior to intravenous contrast injection, when undertaken, not including a study performed to exclude coronary artery calcification (R) (NK)

283.90

57201

Computed tomography — pelvimetry (R) (K)

155.20

57247

Computed tomography — pelvimetry (R) (NK)

77.60

57341

Computed tomography, in conjunction with a surgical procedure using interventional techniques, not being a service associated with a service to which another item in this table applies (R) (K)

474.15

57345

Computed tomography, in conjunction with a surgical procedure using interventional techniques, not being a service associated with a service to which another item in this table applies (R) (NK)

242.00

57350

Computed tomography — spiral angiography with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans prior to intravenous contrast injection when undertaken — 1 or more spiral data acquisitions, including image editing, and maximum intensity projections or 3 dimensional surface shaded display, including multiple projections, not being a service to which another item in this group applies (R) (K)

512.10

57355

Computed tomography — spiral angiography with intravenous contrast medium and with any scans prior to intravenous contrast injection when undertaken — 1 or more spiral data acquisitions, including image editing, and maximum intensity projections or 3 dimensional surface shaded display, including multiple projections, not being a service to which another item in this group applies (R) (NK)

264.15

Group I3 — Diagnostic Radiology

Subgroup 1 — Radiographic examination of extremities and report

57506

Hand, wrist, forearm, elbow or humerus (NR)

31.15

57509

Hand, wrist, forearm, elbow or humerus (R)

41.65

57512

Hand, wrist and forearm, or forearm and elbow, or elbow and humerus (NR)

42.40

57515

Hand, wrist and forearm, or forearm and elbow, or elbow and humerus (R)

56.55

57518

Foot, ankle, leg, knee or femur (NR)

34.05

57521

Foot, ankle, leg, knee or femur (R)

45.45

57524

Foot and ankle, or ankle and leg, or leg and knee, or knee and femur (NR)

51.70

57527

Foot and ankle, or ankle and leg, or leg and knee, or knee and femur (R)

68.90

Subgroup 2 — Radiographic examination of shoulder or pelvis and report

57700

Shoulder or scapula (NR)

42.40

57703

Shoulder or scapula (R)

56.55

57706

Clavicle (NR)

34.05

57709

Clavicle (R)

45.45

57712

Hip joint (R)

49.40

57715

Pelvic girdle (R)

63.85

57721

Femur, internal fixation of neck or intertrochanteric (pertrochanteric) fracture (R)

103.95

Subgroup 3 — Radiographic examination of head and report

57901

Skull, not in association with item 57902 (R)

67.55

57902

Cephalometry, not in association with item 57901 (R)

67.55

57903

Sinuses (R)

49.40

57906

Mastoids (R)

67.55

57909

Petrous temporal bones (R)

67.55

57912

Facial bones — orbit, maxilla or malar, any or all (R)

49.40

57915

Mandible, not by orthopantomography technique (R)

49.40

57918

Salivary calculus (R)

49.40

57921

Nose (R)

49.40

57924

Eye (R)

49.40

57927

Temporo-mandibular joints (R)

52.00

57930

Teeth — single area (R)

34.45

57933

Teeth — full mouth (R)

81.95

57936

Teeth — orthopantomography (R)

49.60

57939

Palato-pharyngeal studies with fluoroscopic screening (R)

67.55

57942

Palato-pharyngeal studies without fluoroscopic screening (R)

52.00

57945

Larynx, lateral airways and soft tissues of the neck, not being a service associated with a service to which item 57939 or 57942 applies (R)

45.45

Subgroup 4 — Radiographic examination of spine and report

58100

Spine — cervical (R)

70.35

58103

Spine — thoracic (R)

57.75

58106

Spine — lumbo-sacral (R)

80.60

58109

Spine — sacro-coccygeal (R)

49.20

58112

Spine — 2 regions (R)

101.85

58115

Spine — 3 or more regions (R)

139.25

Subgroup 5 — Bone age study and skeletal survey and report

58300

Bone age study (R)

42.00

58306

Skeletal survey (R)

93.60

Subgroup 6 — Radiographic examination of thoracic region and report

58500

Chest (lung fields) by direct radiography (NR)

37.00

58503

Chest (lung fields) by direct radiography (R)

49.40

58506

Chest (lung fields) by direct radiography with fluoroscopic screening (R)

63.65

58509

Thoracic inlet or trachea (R)

41.65

58521

Left ribs, right ribs or sternum (R)

45.45

58524

Left and right ribs, left ribs and sternum, or right ribs and sternum (R)

59.15

58527

Left ribs, right ribs and sternum (R)

72.75

Subgroup 7 — Radiographic examination of urinary tract and report

58700

Plain renal only (R)

48.20

58706

Intravenous pyelography, with or without preliminary plain films and with or without tomography — examination and report (R)

165.40

58715

Antegrade or retrograde pyelography with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection, 1 side — examination and report (R)

158.70

58718

Retrograde cystography or retrograde urethrography with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection — examination and report (R)
(Anaes. 17705 = 3B + 2T)

132.10

58721

Retrograde micturating cysto-urethrography, with preparation and contrast injection — examination and report (R)
(Anaes. 17705 = 3B + 2T)

144.80

Subgroup 8 — Radiographic examination of alimentary tract and biliary system and report

58900

Plain abdominal only, not being a service associated with a service to which item 58909, 58912, 58915 or 58924 applies (NR)

37.40

58903

Plain abdominal only, not being a service associated with a service to which item 58909, 58912, 58915 or 58924 applies (R)

49.85

58909

Barium or other opaque meal of 1 or more of pharynx, oesophagus, stomach or duodenum, with or without preliminary plain films of pharynx, chest or duodenum, not being a service associated with a service to which item 57939, 57942 or 57945 applies — examination and report (R)

94.25

58912

Barium or other opaque meal of oesophagus, stomach, duodenum and follow through to colon, with or without screening of chest and with or without preliminary plain film (R)

115.50

58915

Barium or other opaque meal, small bowel series only, with or without preliminary plain film (R)

82.65

58916

Small bowel enema, barium or other opaque study of the small bowel, including duodenal intubation, with or without preliminary plain films, not being a service associated with a service to which item 30488 applies — examination and report (R)
(Anaes. 17707 = 5B + 2T)

145.05

58921

Opaque enema, with or without air contrast study and with or without preliminary plain films — examination and report (R)

141.65

58924

Graham’s test (cholecystography), with preliminary plain films and with or without tomography — examination and report (R)

88.00

58927

Cholegraphy direct, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection, not being a service associated with a service to which item 30439 applies — examination and report (R)

80.05

58933

Cholegraphy, percutaneous transhepatic, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection — examination and report (R)

215.35

58936

Cholegraphy, drip infusion, with or without preliminary plain films, with preparation and contrast injection and with or without tomography — examination and report (R)

205.25

58939

Defaecogram (R)

145.90

Subgroup 9 — Radiographic examination for localisation of foreign bodies and report

59103

Foreign body, localisation of and report, not being a service to which another item in this group applies (R)

Amount under rule 10

Subgroup 10 — Radiographic examination of breasts and report

59300

Radiographic examination of both breasts, (with or without thermography) and report if:

(a)    the patient is referred with a specific request for this procedure; and

(b)    there is reason to suspect the presence of malignancy in the breasts because of:

          (i)     the past occurrence of breast malignancy in the patient or members of the patient’s family; or

         (ii)     symptoms or indications of malignancy found on an examination of the patient by a medical practitioner (R) (S)

82.00

59303

Radiographic examination of 1 breast, (with or without thermography) and report if:

(a)    the patient is referred with a specific request for this procedure; and

(b)    there is reason to suspect the presence of malignancy in the breast because of:

          (i)     the past occurrence of breast malignancy in the patient or members of the patient’s family; or

         (ii)     symptoms or indications of malignancy found on an examination of the patient by a medical practitioner (R) (S)

49.45

59306

Mammary ductogram (galactography) — 1 breast (R)

94.55

59309

Mammary ductogram (galactography) — 2 breasts (R)

189.10

59312

Radiographic examination of both breasts, in conjunction with a surgical procedure on each breast, using interventional techniques — examination and report (R)

82.00

59314

Radiographic examination of 1 breast, in conjunction with a surgical procedure using interventional techniques — examination and report (R)

49.45

59318

Radiographic examination of excised breast tissue to confirm satisfactory excision of 1 or more lesions in 1 breast or both following pre-operative localisation in conjunction with a service under item 30361 — examination and report (R)

44.35

Subgroup 11 — Radiographic examination in connection with pregnancy and report

59503

Pelvimetry, not being a service associated with a service to which item 57201 applies (R)

93.60

Subgroup 12 — Radiographic examination with opaque or contrast media and report

59700

Discography, each disc, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection — examination and report (R)
(Anaes. 17707 = 5B + 2T)

101.10

59703

Dacryocystography, 1 side, with or without preliminary plain film and with preparation and contrast injection — examination and report (R)

79.50

59712

Hysterosalpingography, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection — examination and report (R)
(Anaes. 17705 = 3B + 2T)

119.10

59715

Bronchography, 1 side, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection — examination and report (R)
(Anaes. 17709 = 6B + 3T)

150.35

59718

Phlebography, 1 side, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection — examination and report (R)
(Anaes. 17708 = 5B + 3T)

141.05

59724

Myelography, 1 or more regions, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection, not being a service associated with a service to which item 56219 applies — examination and report (R)  (Anaes. 17712 = 7B + 5T)

237.15

59733

Sialography, 1 side, with preparation and contrast injection, not being a service associated with a service to which item 57918 applies — examination and report (R)

112.75

59736

Vasoepididymography, 1 side, for other than an investigation for reversal of previous sterilisation — examination and report (R)

64.95

59739

Sinogram or fistulogram, 1 or more regions, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection — examination and report (R)

77.20

59751

Arthrography, each joint, excluding the facet (zygapophyseal) joints of the spine, single or double contrast study, with or without preliminary plain films and with preparation and contrast injection — examination and report (R)

145.75

59754

Lymphangiography, one or both sides, with preliminary plain films and follow-up radiography and with preparation and contrast injection — examination and report (R)

229.75

59760

Peritoneogram (herniography) with or without contrast medium including preparation — performed on a person over 14 years of age (R)

120.60

59763

Air insufflation during video — fluoroscopic imaging including associated consultation (R)

140.20

Subgroup 13 — Angiography and report

59900

Serial angiocardiography (rapid cassette changing) — each series (R)
(Anaes. 17711 = 7B + 4T)

87.55

59903

Serial angiocardiography (single plane) — each series (R)
(Anaes. 17711 = 7B + 4T)

120.60

59906

Serial angiocardiography (bi-plane) — each series (R)  (Anaes. 17711 = 7B + 4T)

120.60

59912

Selective coronary arteriography (R)

321.25

59915

Cerebral angiography — 1 side (R)

81.95

59918

Arteriography, peripheral — 1 side (R)

103.95

59921

Aortography (R)

103.95

59924

Selective arteriography — per injection and film or data acquisition run (R)

103.95

59970

Angiography or digital subtraction angiography, or both, with fluoroscopy and image acquisition using a mobile image intensifier, one or more regions including any preliminary plain films, preparation and contrast injection (R)

158.65

60000

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of head and neck with or without arch aortography — 1 to 3 data acquisition runs (R)

531.60

60003

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of head and neck with or without arch aortography — 4 to 6 data acquisition runs (R)

779.60

60006

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of head and neck with or without arch aortography — 7 to 9 data acquisition runs (R)

1108.60

60009

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of head and neck with or without arch aortography — 10 or more data acquisition runs (R)

1297.30

60012

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of thorax — 1 to 3 data acquisition runs (R)

531.60

60015

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of thorax — 4 to 6 data acquisition runs (R)

779.60

60018

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of thorax — 7 to 9 data acquisition runs (R)

1108.60

60021

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of thorax — 10 or more data acquisition runs (R)

1297.30

60024

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of abdomen — 1 to 3 data acquisition runs (R)

531.60

60027

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of abdomen — 4 to 6 data acquisition runs (R)

779.60

60030

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of abdomen — 7 to 9 data acquisition runs (R)

1108.60

60033

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of abdomen — 10 or more data acquisition runs (R)

1297.30

60036

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of upper limb or limbs — 1 to 3 data acquisition runs (R)

531.60

60039

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of upper limb or limbs — 4 to 6 data acquisition runs (R)

779.60

60042

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of upper limb or limbs — 7 to 9 data acquisition runs (R)

1108.60

60045

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of upper limb or limbs — 10 or more data acquisition runs (R)

1297.30

60048

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of lower limb or limbs — 1 to 3 data acquisition runs (R)

531.60

60051

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of lower limb or limbs — 4 to 6 data acquisition runs (R)

779.60

60054

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of lower limb or limbs — 7 to 9 data acquisition runs (R)

1108.60

60057

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of lower limb or limbs — 10 or more data acquisition runs (R)

1297.30

60060

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of aorta and lower limb or limbs — 1 to 3 data acquisition runs (R)

531.60

60063

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of aorta and lower limb or limbs — 4 to 6 data acquisition runs (R)

779.60

60066

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of aorta and lower limb or limbs — 7 to 9 data acquisition runs (R)

1108.60

60069

Digital subtraction angiography, examination of aorta and lower limb or limbs — 10 or more data acquisition runs (R)

1297.30

60072

Selective arteriography or selective venography by digital subtraction angiography technique — 1 vessel (NR)

45.35

60075

Selective arteriography or selective venography by digital subtraction angiography technique — 2 vessels (NR)

90.60

60078

Selective arteriography or selective venography by digital subtraction angiography technique — 3 or more vessels (NR)

135.95

Subgroup 14 — Tomography and report

60100

Tomography of any region and report (R)

63.65

Subgroup 15 — Fluoroscopic examination and report

60500

Fluoroscopy, with general anaesthesia (not being a service associated with a radiographic examination) (R)  (Anaes. 17707 = 5B + 2T)

45.45

60503

Fluoroscopy, without general anaesthesia (not being a service associated with a radiographic examination) (R)

31.15

60506

Fluoroscopy using a mobile image intensifier, in conjunction with a surgical procedure lasting less than 1 hour, not being a service associated with a service to which another item in this table applies (R)

66.80

60509

Fluoroscopy using a mobile image intensifier, in conjunction with a surgical procedure lasting 1 hour or more, not being a service associated with a service to which another item in this table applies (R)

103.55

Subgroup 16 — Preparation for radiological procedure

60903

Cerebral angiography, 1 side — percutaneous, catheter or open exposure, when used in association with a service to which item 59900, 59903, 59906, 59912, 59915, 59918, 59921, 59924 or 59970 applies, not being a service associated with a service to which items 60000 to 60078 apply (NR)
(Anaes. 17710 = 5B + 5T)

134.25

60915

Aortography, when used in association with a service to which item 59900, 59903, 59906, 59912, 59915, 59918, 59921, 59924 or 59970 applies, not being a service associated with a service to which items 60000 to 60078 apply (NR)
(Anaes. 17709 = 5B + 4T)

73.95

60918

Arteriography (peripheral) or phlebography — 1 vessel, when used in association with a service to which item 59900, 59903, 59906, 59912, 59915, 59918, 59921 or 59924 applies, not being a service associated with a service to which items 60000 to 60078 apply (NR)     (Anaes. 17708 = 5B + 3T)

55.15

60927

Selective arteriogram or phlebogram, when used in association with a service to which item 59900, 59903, 59906, 59912, 59915, 59918, 59921 or 59924 applies, not being a service associated with a service to which items 60000 to 60078 apply (NR)
(Anaes. 17708 = 5B + 3T)

44.50

Subgroup 17 — Interventional techniques

61109

Fluoroscopy in an angiography suite with image intensification, in conjunction with a surgical procedure using interventional techniques, not being a service associated with a service to which another item in this table applies (R)

271.15

Group I4 — Nuclear medicine imaging

 

61302

Single stress or rest myocardial perfusion study — planar imaging

391.25

61303

Single stress or rest myocardial perfusion study — with single photon emission tomography and with planar imaging when undertaken (R)

492.75

61306

Combined stress and rest, stress and re-injection or rest and redistribution myocardial perfusion study, including delayed imaging or re-injection protocol on a subsequent occasion — planar imaging (R)

618.60

61307

Combined stress and rest, stress and re-injection or rest and redistribution myocardial perfusion study, including delayed imaging or re-injection protocol on a subsequent occasion — with single photon emission tomography and with planar imaging when undertaken (R)

727.75

61310

Myocardial infarct-avid-study, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography, or planar imaging or single photon emission tomography (R)

320.15

61313

Gated cardiac blood pool study, (equilibrium), with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography, or planar imaging or single photon emission tomography (R)

264.45

61314

Gated cardiac blood pool study, and first pass blood flow or cardiac shunt study, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography, or planar imaging, or single photon emission tomography (R)

366.10

61316

Gated cardiac blood pool study, with intervention, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography, or planar imaging, or single photon emission tomography (R)

332.20

61317

Gated cardiac blood pool study, with intervention and first pass blood flow study or cardiac shunt study, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography or planar imaging, or single photon emission tomography (R)

429.15

61320

Cardiac first pass blood flow study or cardiac shunt study, not being a service to which another item in this group applies (R)

199.55

61328

Lung perfusion study, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography or planar imaging, or single photon emission tomography (R)

189.40

61340

Lung ventilation study using aerosol, technegas or xenon gas, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography or planar imaging or single photon emission tomography (R)

220.55

61348

Lung perfusion study and lung ventilation study using aerosol, technegas or xenon gas, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography, or planar imaging, or single photon emission tomography (R)

386.45

61352

Liver and spleen study (colloid) — planar imaging (R)

226.05

61353

Liver and spleen study (colloid), with single photon emission tomography and with planar imaging when undertaken (R)

336.95

61356

Red blood cell spleen or liver study, including single photon emission tomography when undertaken (R)

342.35

61360

Hepatobiliary study, including morphine administration or pre-treatment with cholecystokinin (CCK) when undertaken (R)

351.60

61361

Hepatobiliary study with formal quantification following baseline imaging, using an infusion of cholecystokinin (CCK) (R)

402.20

61364

Bowel haemorrhage study (R)

433.15

61368

Meckel’s diverticulum study (R)

194.45

61372

Salivary study (R)

194.45

61373

Gastro-oesophageal reflux study, including delayed imaging on a separate occasion when undertaken (R)

426.85

61376

Oesophageal clearance study (R)

125.00

61381

Gastric emptying study, using single tracer (R)

500.65

61383

Combined solid and liquid gastric emptying study using dual isotope technique or the same isotope on separate days (R)

544.80

61384

Radionuclide colonic transit study (R)

599.45

61386

Renal study, including perfusion and renogram images and computer analysis or cortical study with planar imaging (R)

289.80

61387

Renal cortical study, with single photon emission tomography and planar quantification (R)

375.45

61389

Single renal study with pre-procedural administration of a diuretic or angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor (R)

323.00

61390

Renal study with diuretic administration following a baseline study (R)

357.40

61393

Combined examination involving a renal study following angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor provocation and a baseline study, in either order and related to a single referral episode (R)

527.80

61397

Cystoureterogram (R)

215.20

61401

Testicular study (R)

141.45

61402

Cerebral perfusion study, with single photon emission tomography and with planar imaging when undertaken (R)

527.40

61405

Brain study with blood brain barrier agent, with planar imaging and single photon emission tomography, or planar imaging, or single photon emission tomography (R)

301.60

61409

Cerebro-spinal fluid transport study, with imaging on 2 or more separate occasions (R)

761.40

61413

Cerebro-spinal fluid shunt patency study (R)

196.95

61417

Dynamic blood flow study or regional blood volume quantitative study, not being a service associated with a service to which another item in this group applies (R)

103.55

61421

Bone study — whole body, with, when undertaken, blood flow, blood pool and delayed imaging on a separate occasion (R)

418.20

61425

Bone study — whole body and single photon emission tomography, with, when undertaken, blood flow, blood pool and delayed imaging on a separate occasion (R)

523.60

61426

Whole body study using iodine (R)

483.60

61429

Whole body study using gallium (R)

473.30

61430

Whole body study using gallium, with single photon emission tomography (R)

574.80

61433

Whole body study using cells labelled with technetium (R)

433.15

61434

Whole body study using cells labelled with technetium, with single photon emission tomography (R)

536.40

61437

Whole body study using thallium (R)

473.10

61438

Whole body study using thallium, with single photon emission tomography (R)

586.60

61441

Bone marrow study — whole body using technetium labelled bone marrow agents (R)

426.85

61442

Whole body study, using gallium — with single photon emission tomography of 2 or more body regions acquired separately (R)

655.75

61445

Bone marrow study — localised using technetium labelled agent (R)

250.00

61446

Localised bone or joint study, including when undertaken, blood flow, blood pool and repeat imaging on a separate occasion (R)

290.75

61449

Localised bone or joint study and single photon emission tomography, including when undertaken, blood flow, blood pool and imaging on a separate occasion (R)

397.70

61450

Localised study using gallium (R)

346.50

61453

Localised study using gallium, with single photon emission tomography (R)

448.60

61454

Localised study using cells labelled with technetium (R)

303.40

61457

Localised study using cells labelled with technetium, with single photon emission tomography (R)

410.10

61458

Localised study using thallium (R)

345.95

61461

Localised study using thallium, with single photon emission tomography (R)

460.10

61462

Repeat planar and single photon emission tomography imaging, or repeat planar imaging or single photon emission tomography imaging on an occasion subsequent to the performance of any one of item 61364, 61426, 61429, 61430, 61442, 61450, 61453 or 61469, where there is no additional administration of radiopharmaceutical and where the previous radionuclide scan was abnormal or equicocal (R)

Amount under rule 14

61465

Venography (R)

231.45

61469

Lymphoscintigraphy (R)

303.40

61473

Thyroid study including uptake measurement when undertaken (R)

152.85

61480

Parathyroid study, planar imaging and single photon emission tomography when undertaken (R)

337.20

61484

Adrenal study, with imaging on 2 or more separate occasions (R)

767.80

61485

Adrenal study, with imaging on 2 or more occasions and renal localisation and single photon emission tomography when undertaken (R)

871.00

61495

Tear duct study (R)

194.45

61499

Particle perfusion study (infra-arterial) or Le Veen shunt study (R)

220.55

Group I5 — Magnetic Resonance Imaging

 

Subgroup 1 — Scan of head — for the exclusion of specified conditions

63000

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for the exclusion of tumour of the brain or meninges (R)

475.00

63003

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for the exclusion of skull base or orbital tumour (R)

475.00

63006

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for the exclusion of acoustic neuroma (R)

475.00

63009

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for the exclusion of pituitary tumour (R)

475.00

63012

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for the exclusion of inflammation of brain or meninges (R)

475.00

63015

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA if performed) for the exclusion of toxic or metabolic or ischaemic encephalopathy (R)

475.00

63018

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for the exclusion of demyelinating disease of the brain (R)

475.00

63021

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for the exclusion of congenital malformation of brain or meninges (R)

475.00

63024

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for the exclusion of venous sinus thrombosis (R)

475.00

Subgroup 2 — Scan of head and cervical spine — for the exclusion of specified conditions

63050

MRI — scan of head and cervical spine (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for the exclusion of tumour of the central nervous system or meninges (R)

475.00

63053

MRI — scan of head and cervical spine (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for the exclusion of inflammation of the central nervous system or meninges (R)

475.00

63056

MRI — scan of head and cervical spine (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for the exclusion of demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (R)

475.00

63059

MRI — scan of head and cervical spine (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for the exclusion of congenital malformation of the central nervous system or meninges (R)

475.00

63062

MRI — scan of head and cervical spine (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for the exclusion of syrinx — congenital or acquired (R)

475.00

Subgroup 3 — Scan of head — for further investigation of specified conditions

63100

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of tumour of the brain or meninges (R)

475.00

63103

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of skull base or orbital tumour (R)

475.00

63106

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of acoustic neuroma (R)

475.00

63109

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of pituitary tumour (R)

475.00

63112

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of inflammation of the brain or meninges (R)

475.00

63115

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of toxic or metabolic or ischaemic encephalopathy (R)

475.00

63118

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of demyelinating disease of the brain (R)

475.00

63121

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of congenital malformation of the brain or meninges (R)

475.00

63124

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of head trauma (R)

475.00

63127

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of epilepsy (R)

475.00

63130

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of stroke (R)

475.00

63133

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of venous sinus thrombosis (R)

475.00

Subgroup 4 — Scan of head and cervical spine — for further investigation of specified conditions

63150

MRI — scan of head and cervical spine (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of tumour of the central nervous system or meninges (R)

475.00

63153

MRI — scan of head and cervical spine (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of inflammation of the central nervous system or meninges (R)

475.00

63156

MRI — scan of head and cervical spine (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (R)

475.00

63159

MRI — scan of head and cervical spine (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of congenital malformation of the central nervous system or meninges (R)

475.00

63162

MRI — scan of head and cervical spine (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of syrinx — congenital or acquired (R)

475.00

Subgroup 5 — Scan of head — for monitoring of specified conditions

63200

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of acoustic neuroma (R)

475.00

63203

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of pituitary tumour (R)

475.00

63206

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of demyelinating disease of the brain (R)

475.00

63209

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of congenital malformation of brain or meninges (R)

475.00

63212

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast, and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of head trauma (R)

 475.00

63215

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of epilepsy (R)

475.00

63218

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of stroke (R)

475.00

63221

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of toxic or metabolic or ischaemic encephalopathy (R)

475.00

Subgroup 6 — Scan of head and cervical spine — for monitoring of specified conditions

63250

MRI — scan of head and cervical spine (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (R)

475.00

63253

MRI — scan of head and cervical spine (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of congenital malformation of the central nervous system or meninges (R)

475.00

63256

MRI — scan of head and cervical spine (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of syrinx — congenital or acquired (R)

475.00

Subgroup 7 — Scan of head — for monitoring of specified conditions

63270

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of tumour of the brain or meninges (R)

475.00

63273

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of skull base or orbital tumour (R)

475.00

63276

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of inflammation of brain or meninges (R)

475.00

63279

MRI — scan of head (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of venous sinus thrombosis (R)

475.00

Subgroup 8 — Scan of head and cervical spine — for monitoring of specified conditions

63290

MRI — scan of head and cervical spine (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of tumour of the central nervous system or meninges (R)

475.00

63293

MRI — scan of head and cervical spine (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of inflammation of the central nervous system or meninges (R)

475.00

Subgroup 9 — Scan of spine — 1 region or 2 contiguous regions — for the exclusion of a specified condition

63300

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of infection (R)

475.00

63303

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of tumour (R)

475.00

63306

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of demyelinating disease (R)

475.00

63309

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of congenital malformation of the spinal cord or the cauda equina or the meninges (R)

475.00

63312

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of myelopathy (R)

475.00

63315

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of syrinx — congenital or acquired (R)

475.00

Subgroup 10 — Scan of spine — 3 contiguous or 2 non-contiguous regions — for the exclusion of specified conditions

63350

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of infection (R)

475.00

63353

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of tumour (R)

475.00

63356

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of demyelinating disease (R)

475.00

63359

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of congenital malformation of the spinal cord or the cauda equina or the meninges (R)

475.00

63362

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of myelopathy (R)

475.00

63365

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of syrinx — congenital or acquired (R)

475.00

Subgroup 11 — Scan of spine — 1 region or 2 contiguous regions — for further investigation of specified conditions

63400

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of infection (R)

475.00

63403

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of tumour (R)

475.00

63406

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of demyelinating disease (R)

475.00

63409

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of congenital malformation of the spinal cord or the cauda equina or the meninges (R)

475.00

63412

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of myelopathy (R)

475.00

63415

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of syrinx — congenital or acquired (R)

475.00

63418

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of cervical radiculopathy (R)

475.00

63421

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of sciatica (R)

475.00

63424

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of spinal canal stenosis (R)

 475.00

63427

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of previous spinal surgery (R)

475.00

63430

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of trauma (R)

475.00

Subgroup 12 — Scan of spine — 3 contiguous or 2 non-contiguous regions — for further investigation of specified conditions

63450

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of infection (R)

475.00

63453

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of tumour (R)

475.00

63456

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of demyelinating disease (R)

475.00

63459

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the further investigation of congenital malformation of the spinal cord or the cauda equina or the meninges (R)

475.00

63462

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of myelopathy (R)

475.00

63465

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of syrinx — congenital or acquired (R)

475.00

63468

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the further investigation cervical radiculopathy (R)

475.00

63471

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the further investigation of sciatica (R)

475.00

63474

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the further investigation of spinal canal stenosis (R)

475.00

63477

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the further investigation of previous spinal surgery (R)

475.00

63480

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the further investigation of trauma (R)

475.00

Subgroup 13 — Scan of spine — 1 region or 2 contiguous regions — for monitoring of specified conditions

63500

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of demyelinating disease (R)

475.00

63503

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of congenital malformation of the spinal cord or the cauda equina or the meninges (R)

475.00

63506

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of myelopathy (R)

475.00

63509

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of syrinx — congenital or acquired (R)

475.00

63512

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of cervical radiculopathy (R)

475.00

63515

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of sciatica (R)

475.00

63518

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of spinal canal stenosis (R)

475.00

63521

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of previous spinal surgery (R)

475.00

63524

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of trauma (R)

475.00

Subgroup 14 — Scan of spine — 3 contiguous or 2 non-contiguous regions — for monitoring of specified conditions

63550

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of demyelinating disease (R)

475.00

63553

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the monitoring of congenital malformation of the spinal cord or the cauda equina or the meninges (R)

475.00

63556

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the monitoring of myelopathy (R)

475.00

63559

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for the monitoring of syrinx — congenital or acquired (R)

475.00

63562

MRI — scan of up to 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of cervical radiculopathy (R)

475.00

63565

MRI — scan of up to 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of sciatica (R)

475.00

63568

MRI — scan of up to 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of spinal canal stenosis (R)

475.00

63571

MRI — scan of up to 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of previous spinal surgery (R)

475.00

63574

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of trauma (R)

475.00

Subgroup 15 — Scan of spine — 1 region or 2 contiguous regions — for monitoring of specified conditions

63580

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of infection (R)

475.00

63583

MRI — scan of 1 region or 2 contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of tumour (R)

475.00

Subgroup 16 — Scan of spine — 3 contiguous or 2 non-contiguous regions — for monitoring of specified conditions

63590

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of infection (R)

475.00

63593

MRI — scan of 3 contiguous regions or 2 non-contiguous regions of the spine (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of tumour (R)

475.00

Subgroup 17 — Scan of musculoskeletal system — for the exclusion of specified conditions

63600

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of tumour arising in bone or other connective tissue (R)

475.00

63603

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of infection arising in bone or other connective tissue (R)

475.00

63606

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of osteonecrosis (R)

475.00

63609

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of derangement of hip or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63612

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of derangement of shoulder or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63615

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of derangement of knee or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63618

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of derangement of ankle or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63621

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of derangement of temporomandibular joint or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63624

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of derangement of wrist or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63627

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for the exclusion of derangement of elbow or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

Subgroup 18 — Scan of musculoskeletal system — for further investigation of specified conditions

63650

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of tumour arising in bone or other connective tissue (R)

 475.00

63653

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of infection arising in bone or other connective tissue (R)

475.00

63656

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of osteonecrosis (R)

475.00

63659

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of derangement of hip or its supporting structures (R)

 475.00

63662

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of derangement of shoulder or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63665

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of derangement of knee or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63668

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of derangement of ankle or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63671

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of derangement of temporomandibular joint or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63674

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of derangement of wrist or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63677

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of derangement of elbow or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63680

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of post inflammatory or post traumatic physeal fusion in a person under 16 years of age (R)

475.00

Subgroup 19 — Scan of musculoskeletal system — for monitoring of specified conditions

63700

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of derangement of hip or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63703

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of derangement of shoulder or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63706

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of derangement of knee or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63709

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of derangement of ankle or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63712

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of derangement of temporomandibular joint or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63715

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of derangement of wrist or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63718

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of derangement of elbow or its supporting structures (R)

475.00

63721

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of post inflammatory or post traumatic physeal fusion in a person under 16 years of age (R)

475.00

Subgroup 20 — Scan of musculoskeletal system — for monitoring of specified conditions

63736

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of osteonecrosis (R)

475.00

63739

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of tumour arising in bone or other connective tissue (R)

475.00

63742

MRI — scan of musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of infection arising in bone or other connective tissue (R)

475.00

Subgroup 21 — Scan of musculoskeletal system — for further investigation or monitoring of specified conditions

63745

MRI — scan of the musculoskeletal system (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation or monitoring of Gaucher disease (R)

475.00

Subgroup 22 — Scan of cardiovascular system — for further investigation of specified conditions

63750

MRI — scan of the cardiovascular system (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of congenital disease of the heart or a great vessel (R)

475.00

63753

MRI — scan of the cardiovascular system (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of tumour of the heart or a great vessel (R)

475.00

63756

MRI — scan of the cardiovascular system  (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for further investigation of abnormality of thoracic aorta (R)

475.00

Subgroup 23 — Scan of cardiovascular system — for monitoring of specified conditions

63800

MRI — scan of the cardiovascular system (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of congenital disease of the heart or a great vessel (R)

475.00

63803

MRI — scan of the cardiovascular system  (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA, if performed) for monitoring of tumour of the heart or a great vessel (R)

475.00

63806

MRI — scan of the cardiovascular system (with or without intravenous contrast and including MRA if performed) for monitoring of abnormality of the thoracic aorta (R)

475.00

Subgroup 24 — Magnetic resonance angiography — scan of cardiovascular system — for the exclusion of or further investigation of specified conditions

63850

MRA — scan of the cardiovascular system (with or without intravenous contrast) for exclusion, or further investigation of stroke (R)

475.00

63853

MRA — scan of the cardiovascular system (with or without intravenous contrast) for exclusion, or further investigation of carotid or vertebral artery dissection (R)

475.00

63856

MRA — scan of the cardiovascular system (with or without intravenous contrast) for exclusion, or further investigation of intracranial aneurysm (R)

475.00

63859

MRA — scan of the cardiovascular system (with or without intravenous contrast) for exclusion, or further investigation of intracranial arteriovenous malformation (R)

475.00

63862

MRA — scan of the cardiovascular system (with or without intravenous contrast) for exclusion, or further investigation of venous sinus thrombosis (R)

475.00

63865

MRA — scan of the cardiovascular system (with or without intravenous contrast) for exclusion, or further investigation, of vascular abnormality in a patient with a previous anaphylactic reaction to an iodinated contrast medium (R)

475.00

63868

MRA — scan of the cardiovascular system (with or without intravenous contrast) for exclusion, or further investigation of obstruction of the superior vena cava, inferior vena cava or a major pelvic vein (R)

475.00

Subgroup 25 — Magnetic resonance angiography — scan of cardiovascular system — for further investigation of specified conditions — person under the age of 16 years

63870

MRA — scan of the cardiovascular system in a person under the age of 16 years (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of the vasculature of limbs prior to limb or digit transfer surgery in congenital limb deficiency syndrome (R)

475.00

Subgroup 26 — Magnetic resonance angiography — scan of cardiovascular system — for monitoring of specified conditions

63880

MRA — scan of the cardiovascular system (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of carotid or vertebral artery dissection (R)

475.00

63883

MRA — scan of the cardiovascular system (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of venous sinus thrombosis (R)

475.00

Subgroup 27 — Scan of body — for further investigation of specified conditions — person under the age of 16 years

63900

MRI — scan of the body in a person under the age of 16 years (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of pelvic or abdominal mass (R)

475.00

63903

MRI — scan of the body in a person under the age of 16 years (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of mediastinal mass (R)

475.00

63906

MRI — scan of the body in a person under the age of 16 years (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of congenital uterine or anorectal abnormality (R)

475.00

63909

MRI — scan of the body in a person under the age of 16 years (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of Gaucher disease (R)

475.00

Subgroup 28 — Scan of body — for further investigation of specified conditions

63920

MRI — scan of the body (with or without intravenous contrast) for further investigation of adrenal mass in a patient with a malignancy which is otherwise resectable (R)

475.00

Subgroup 29 — Scan of body — for monitoring of specified conditions — person under the age of 16 years

63930

MRI — scan of the body (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of congenital uterine or anorectal abnormality in a person under the age of 16 years (R)

475.00

Subgroup 30 — Scan of body — for monitoring of specified conditions — person under the age of 16 years

63940

MRI — scan of the body of a person under the age of 16 years (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of mediastinal mass (R)

475.00

63943

MRI — scan of the body of a person under the age of 16 years (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of pelvic or abdominal mass (R)

475.00

63946

MRI — scan of the body of a person under the age of 16 years (with or without intravenous contrast) for monitoring of Gaucher disease (R)

475.00

Note

1.       Made by the Governor-General on 20 October 1999, and notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 27 October 1999.