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Nuclear medicine

Area of medical practice that uses radioactive medicines to diagnose and treat different health conditions

Procedures:

There are no procedures for this medical specialty

Services:

Diagnostic imaging services
MBS item 57360

A CT scan (computed tomography) of blood vessels of the heart (coronary arteries).

MBS item 61313

An imaging test using radioactive dye to look at the blood flow to the heart muscle while the heart is beating (gated cardiac blood pool study). Can include one or both of 2D (planar imaging) and 3D scans (single photon emission computed tomography/SPECT).

MBS item 61328

An imaging test using radioactive tracer to look at blood flow in the lung (lung perfusion study).

MBS item 61348

Imaging tests using radioactive tracers to look at blood flow (perfusion) and air flow (ventilation) in the lungs. Includes one or both of 2D or 3D scans (planar imaging, single photon emission computed tomography/SPECT).

MBS item 61360

An imaging test using radioactive dye to look at the system in the body that makes bile (hepatobiliary study). Can include a medicine to increase bile flow (cholagogue).

MBS item 61361

An imaging test using radioactive dye to look at and record the system in the body which makes bile (hepatobiliary study). Includes a medicine to increase bile flow (cholagogue).

MBS item 61373

An imaging test using radioactive tracer to look for fluid coming back up into the food pipe from the stomach (gastro oesophageal reflux study).

MBS item 61381

An imaging test using radioactive tracer to measure how quickly food or liquid leaves the stomach (gastric emptying study).

MBS item 61383

An imaging test using radioactive tracer to measure how quickly food and liquid leaves the stomach (gastric emptying study).

MBS item 61384

An imaging test using radioactive tracer to look at how the large intestine is working (radionuclide colonic transit study).

MBS item 61386

An imaging test using radioactive dye to look at the kidneys (renal study). This is to check the blood supply (perfusion) or to look at the outer part of the kidneys (cortical study).

MBS item 61387

An imaging test using radioactive dye to look at the outer part of the kidneys (renal cortical study). Includes 2D and 3D scans (planar imaging, single photon emission computed tomography/SPECT).

MBS item 61390

An imaging test using radioactive dye to look at the kidneys (renal study). Includes giving a medicine before the test. A previous renal study has been performed.

MBS item 61402

An imaging test using radioactive tracer to look at blood flow in certain areas of the brain (cerebral perfusion study). Includes 2D and 3D scans (planar imaging, single photon emission computed tomography/SPECT).

MBS item 61421

A whole body imaging test using radioactive dye to look at the bones. May include looking at blood flow and the amount of blood in the heart during different parts of the heart beat (blood pool).

MBS item 61425

A whole body imaging test using radioactive dye to look at the bones. May include looking at blood flow and the amount of blood in the heart during different parts of the heart beat (blood pool). Includes 3D scans (single photon emission computed tomography/SPECT).

MBS item 61434

A whole body imaging test with 3D images (single photon emission computed tomography/SPECT) using a radioactive substance (technetium) to look at cells in the body.

MBS item 61449

An imaging test using a radioactive dye to look at bones or joints. This may also involve looking at blood flow and the amount of blood in the heart during different parts of the heart beat (blood pool). Includes 3D images (single photon emission computed tomography/SPECT).

MBS item 61453

An imaging test using a radioactive substance (gallium) to look a certain part of the body. Includes 3D images (single photon emission computed tomography/SPECT).

MBS item 61469

An imaging test using a radioactive dye to look at the lymphatic system and locate lymph nodes (lymphoscintigraphy).

MBS item 61473

An imaging test using a radioactive dye to look at a gland in the neck (thyroid).

MBS item 61480

An imaging test using a radioactive dye to look at a gland in the neck (parathyroid gland). Includes both 2D and 3D scans (planar imaging, single photon emission computed tomography/SPECT).

MBS item 61505

A CT scan done at the same time as a 3D scan using radioactive dye (single photon emission computed tomography) for a more accurate image of one body area.

MBS item 61525

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to learn more about cancer of the breast. This is to see if the cancer might have spread within the breast or to other organs (metastatic).

MBS item 61541

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to check for cancer cells related to or spreading from cancer in the large intestine (colorectal carcinoma).

MBS item 61553

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to check if skin cancer has returned or spread to other areas of the body (metastatic or recurrent malignant melanoma). This is after a person had treatment.

MBS item 61559

A scan (FDG PET study) of the brain. This is for a person with epilepsy not controlled with medication (refractory epilepsy).

MBS item 61565

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to learn more about cancer of the ovaries. This is to see if the cancer remains at the original site (residual), has spread to other organs (metastatic) or has returned in the original site (recurrent).

MBS item 61571

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to learn more about a cancer of the cervix (carcinoma of the uterine cervix). This is before the person has treatment.

MBS item 61575

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to learn more about a cancer of the cervix (carcinoma of the uterine cervix) which has returned.

MBS item 61577

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to learn more about a cancer of the oesophagus (oesophageal or GEJ carcinoma).

MBS item 61598

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to learn more about a newly diagnosed or returning cancer of the head and neck.

MBS item 61610

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to look for cancer cells which have spread (metastatic squamous cell carcinoma) from an unknown area into lymph nodes of the neck (cervical nodes).

MBS item 61620

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to learn more about a blood cancer (Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma). The person is newly diagnosed or has not been previously treated.

MBS item 61628

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to learn more about a blood cancer (Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma) which has returned.

MBS item 61646

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to look for remaining or returning cancer cells in connective tissue (sarcoma). This is after the person had treatment.

Diagnostic procedures and investigations
MBS item 12201

Specialist treatment using thyroid stimulating hormone (thyrotropin alfa) for a person who has had their thyroid removed because of cancer.

MBS item 12306

A procedure using specialised X ray to measure bone strength (densitometry) in two or more different bones. This procedure is done to confirm low bone density after a broken bone or monitor someone already with low bone density.

MBS item 12312

A procedure using specialised X ray to measure bone strength (densitometry) in two or more different bones. This is to diagnose and monitor bone loss caused by certain medications or medical conditions.

MBS item 12315

A procedure using specialised X ray to measure bone strength (densitometry) in two or more different bones. This is to diagnose and monitor bone loss caused by certain medical conditions.

MBS item 12320

A procedure using specialised X ray or CT scans to measure bone strength (densitometry) in two or more different bones. This is for patients aged 70 years and older.

MBS item 12321

A procedure using specialised X ray to measure bone strength (densitometry) in two or more different bones at least 12 months after a major change in therapy.

MBS item 12322

A procedure using specialised X ray or CT scans to measure bone strength (densitometry) in two or more different bones. This is for patients aged 70 years and older with low bone density.

MBS item 12524

A test to check how well the kidneys are working (renal function test).

MBS item 12527

A test using imaging and also taking two blood samples to check how well the kidneys are working (renal function test).

MBS item 12533

A test by a specialist to check if a certain bacteria (Helicobacter pylori) is living in the stomach. The test measures chemicals in the breath.

Professional attendances
Follow-up appointment for complex disorder

A follow-up appointment with a consultant physician to review ongoing care for a complex disorder. The appointment is 20 minutes or longer.

Follow-up consultant physician appointment

A follow-up appointment with a consultant physician. The consultant physician will look at a specific condition and/or provide a course of treatment. The appointment is at their rooms.

Initial appointment for complex disorder

The first appointment with a consultant physician to assess and plan care for a complex disorder. The appointment is 45 minutes or longer.

Initial consultant physician appointment

The first appointment with a consultant physician. The consultant physician will look at a specific condition and/or provide a course of treatment. The appointment is at their rooms.

MBS item 00872

A meeting with a GP or specialist and at least 4 medical professionals and allied health providers. The meeting is to develop a treatment plan for a person with cancer, and is 10 minutes or longer.

MBS item 91835

A follow up appointment with a consultant physician (who is not a psychiatrist). The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 5 minutes.

Therapeutic procedures
MBS item 30094

A procedure using a needle through the skin to take a sample from an organ deep in the body for testing (percutaneous aspiration biopsy). Imaging is used to help identify where the needle must go.