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Diagnostic radiology

Area of medical practice that uses imaging to diagnose illness or injury

Procedures:

There are no procedures for this medical specialty

Services:

Diagnostic imaging services
MBS item 55028

An ultrasound scan of the head.

MBS item 55030

An ultrasound scan of the eye and the area around it (orbital contents).

MBS item 55032

An ultrasound scan of one or more areas of the neck.

MBS item 55036

An ultrasound scan of the abdomen, which may include the urinary tract.

MBS item 55038

An ultrasound scan of the urinary tract.

MBS item 55039

An ultrasound scan of the urinary tract. The scan was not requested by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 55048

An ultrasound scan of the scrotum.

MBS item 55054

A type of ultrasound scan performed during surgery (cross sectional echography).

MBS item 55065

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis.

MBS item 55066

An ultrasound scan of both breasts performed during surgery (guided breast intervention).

MBS item 55068

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis. The scan was not requested by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 55070

An ultrasound scan of one breast.

MBS item 55071

An ultrasound scan of one breast performed during surgery (guided breast intervention).

MBS item 55076

An ultrasound scan of both breasts.

MBS item 55084

An ultrasound scan of the bladder.

MBS item 55238

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through arteries or a grafted blood vessel (bypass graft). This is in one leg.

MBS item 55244

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through arteries or a grafted blood vessel (bypass graft). This is in one leg.

MBS item 55246

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through veins which are not working properly (chronic venous disease). This is in one leg.

MBS item 55248

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through arteries or a grafted blood vessel (bypass graft). This is in one arm.

MBS item 55252

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through veins. This is in one arm.

MBS item 55274

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through blood vessels of the face and neck region (extra cranial, bilateral carotid, vertebral, subclavian, innominate).

MBS item 55276

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through blood vessels of the abdominal and pelvic regions (intra abdominal, aorta and iliac arteries, inferior vena cava and iliac veins).

MBS item 55278

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through blood vessels of the kidney, abdominal and pelvic regions (renal, visceral, aorta, inferior vena cava, iliac vessels).

MBS item 55280

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through blood vessels of the head (intra cranial).

MBS item 55282

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through blood vessels of the penis (cavernosal artery). This is to help diagnose problems with maintaining an erection (impotence).

MBS item 55284

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through the penis (cavernosal tissue). This is to help diagnose certain conditions (priapism, fibrosis, fracture of the tunica, arteriovenous malformations).

MBS item 55292

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through a connection created by surgery for dialysis access connection (arteriovenous fistula, arteriovenous access graft).

MBS item 55294

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through arteries or veins. This is performed before blood vessel (vascular) surgery.

MBS item 55296

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look at and measure how blood moves through veins of the leg. This is performed before surgery to correct swollen, twisted veins (varicose veins).

MBS item 55600

An ultrasound scan of the prostate, base of bladder and lower urinary tract (urethra).

MBS item 55700

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient, at less than 12 weeks gestation.

MBS item 55704

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient, between 12 and 16 weeks gestation.

MBS item 55706

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient between 17 and 22 weeks gestation.

MBS item 55707

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a patient with an early pregnancy. A scan to measure risk of chromosomal problems (nuchal translucency measurement) is performed at the same time.

MBS item 55712

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient between 17 and 22 weeks gestation. Patient referred by a specialist.

MBS item 55718

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient greater than 22 weeks gestation.

MBS item 55721

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient after 22 weeks gestation. Patient referred by a specialist.

MBS item 55729

A procedure using ultrasound (duplex scanning) to look and measure how blood moves through the umbilical artery. This is performed after 24 weeks to check the size and health of a baby, including amniotic fluid volume.

MBS item 55736

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis to look at the inside of the uterus (endometrial cavity). A previous ultrasound showed an abnormality in parts of the reproductive system (uterus or fallopian tube).

MBS item 55759

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient between 17 and 22 weeks gestation. Scan shows a multiple pregnancy.

MBS item 55768

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient after 22 weeks gestation. Scan shows a multiple pregnancy.

MBS item 55772

An ultrasound scan of the pelvis or abdomen of a pregnant patient after 22 weeks gestation. Scan shows a multiple pregnancy. Patient referred by specialist.

MBS item 55812

An ultrasound scan of the chest or wall of the abdomen.

MBS item 55814

An ultrasound scan of the chest or wall of the abdomen. The scan was not requested by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 55844

An ultrasound scan to look at one or more lumps on or just under the skin.

MBS item 55848

A type of ultrasound scan to look at the muscles and bones of the body (musculoskeletal cross sectional echography). This will be performed during a surgical procedure.

MBS item 55850

A type of ultrasound scan to look at the muscles and bones of the body (musculoskeletal cross sectional echography). This will be performed during a surgical procedure, including for diagnosis.

MBS item 55852

An ultrasound scan of the backbone (spine), spinal cord and the area covering them. The scan is on a child.

MBS item 55856

An ultrasound scan of a hand or wrist, or both. One arm only.

MBS item 55858

An ultrasound scan of the hands and/or wrists of both arms.

MBS item 55860

An ultrasound scan of a forearm or elbow, or both. One arm only.

MBS item 55862

An ultrasound scan of the forearms and/or elbows of both arms.

MBS item 55864

An ultrasound scan of a shoulder or upper arm, or both. One arm only.

MBS item 55865

An ultrasound scan of a shoulder or upper arm, or both. One arm only. Patient has not been referred by a medical practitioner.

MBS item 55866

An ultrasound scan of the shoulder and/or upper arm of both arms.

MBS item 55868

An ultrasound scan of the hip or groin, or both. One leg only.

MBS item 55869

An ultrasound scan of the hip or groin, or both. One leg only. The patient has not been referred by a medical doctor.

MBS item 55870

An ultrasound scan of the hip and/or groin of both legs.

MBS item 55872

An ultrasound scan to check for an unstable hip joint. One side only. The patient is a baby or child.

MBS item 55874

An ultrasound scan to check for an unstable hip joint. Both sides are scanned. The patient is a baby or child.

MBS item 55876

An ultrasound scan of the buttock or thigh, or both. One side only.

MBS item 55877

An ultrasound scan of the buttock or thigh, or both. One side only. The patient was not referred by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 55880

An ultrasound scan of one knee.

MBS item 55881

An ultrasound scan of one knee. The patient was not referred by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 55882

An ultrasound scan of both knees.

MBS item 55884

An ultrasound of a lower leg. One side only.

MBS item 55888

An ultrasound of an ankle or heel, or both. One side only.

MBS item 55889

An ultrasound of an ankle or heel, or both. One side only. The patient has not been referred by a medical doctor practitioner.

MBS item 55890

An ultrasound of the ankles and/or heels on both legs.

MBS item 55892

An ultrasound of the top arch (mid foot) and/or the front of the foot, including the toes. One foot only.

MBS item 55894

An ultrasound of the top arch (mid foot) and/or the front of the foot, including the toes. Both feet.

MBS item 56001

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the brain. No specialised dye is used.

MBS item 56007

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the brain. A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) is injected.

MBS item 56010

A CT scan (computed tomography) of a part of the skull (pituitary fossa). A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) may be injected and a brain scan may also be taken.

MBS item 56013

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the bones of the eye sockets (orbits). A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) may be injected and a brain scan may also be taken.

MBS item 56016

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the bones at the base of the skull (petrous bones). A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) may be injected and a brain scan may also be taken.

MBS item 56022

A CT scan (computed tomography) of bones of the face and/or the air filled spaces inside the skull (para nasal sinuses). A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) may be injected.

MBS item 56028

A CT scan (computed tomography) of bones of the face and/or the air filled spaces inside the skull (para nasal sinuses). A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) is injected.

MBS item 56030

A CT scan (computed tomography) of bones of the face and/or the air filled spaces inside the skull (para nasal sinuses). A brain scan is also taken. No specialised dye is used.

MBS item 56036

A CT scan (computed tomography) of bones of the face and/or the air filled spaces inside the skull (para nasal sinuses). A brain scan is also taken. A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) is injected.

MBS item 56101

A CT scan (computed tomography) of neck structures, including the voice box (larynx), throat (pharynx), upper food pipe (oesophagus) and salivary glands. No specialised dye is used.

MBS item 56107

A CT scan (computed tomography) of neck structures, including the voice box (larynx), throat (pharynx), upper food pipe (oesophagus) and salivary glands. A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) is injected.

MBS item 56220

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the upper spine (cervical region). No specialised dye is used.

MBS item 56221

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the middle spine (thoracic region). No specialised dye is used.

MBS item 56223

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the lower spine (lumbosacral region). No specialised dye is used.

MBS item 56226

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the lower spine (lumbosacral region). A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) is injected.

MBS item 56233

A CT scan (computed tomography) of two areas of the spine. No specialised dye is used.

MBS item 56237

A CT scan (computed tomography) of upper, middle and lower spine (cervical, thoracic and lumbosacral). No specialised dye is used.

MBS item 56301

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the chest, including lungs, heart and other structures. May include the upper abdomen. No specialised dye is used.

MBS item 56307

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the chest, including lungs, heart and other structures. May include the upper abdomen. A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) is injected.

MBS item 56401

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the upper abdomen (diaphragm to iliac crest). No specialised dye is used.

MBS item 56407

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the upper abdomen (diaphragm to iliac crest). A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) is injected.

MBS item 56409

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the pelvis (iliac crest to pubic symphysis). No specialised dye is used.

MBS item 56412

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the pelvis (iliac crest to pubic symphysis). A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) is injected.

MBS item 56501

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the upper abdomen and pelvis. No specialised dye is used.

MBS item 56507

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the upper abdomen and pelvis. A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) is injected.

MBS item 56553

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the large intestine (colon). The person may have abnormal cells (colorectal neoplasia) or high risk of colon cancer.

MBS item 56620

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the knee. No specialised dye is used.

MBS item 56622

A CT scan (computer tomography) of one or both legs. Specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) is used. Does not include scan of just the knee.

MBS item 56627

A CT scan (computer tomography) of one or both arms (upper limb). No specialised dye is used.

MBS item 56629

A CT scan (computer tomography) of arms (upper limb) and legs (lower limb) on one or both sides of the body. No specialised dye is used.

MBS item 56801

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the chest, abdomen and pelvis. May include the neck. No specialised dye is used.

MBS item 56807

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the chest, abdomen and pelvis. May include the neck. A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) is injected.

MBS item 57001

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the brain and chest. May include the upper abdomen. No specialised dye is used.

MBS item 57007

A CT scan (computed tomography) of the brain and chest. May include the upper abdomen. A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) is injected.

MBS item 57341

A CT scan (computed tomography) performed during a surgical procedure.

MBS item 57352

A CT scan (computed tomography) of large arteries near the heart, neck, and head to rule out blockages and other problems. Scans are completed before and after a specialised dye is injected (intravenous contrast medium).

MBS item 57353

A CT scan (computed tomography) of large arteries to rule out blockages and other problems. Scans are completed before and after a specialised dye is injected (intravenous contrast medium).

MBS item 57354

A CT scan (computed tomography) of a large artery below the heart or blood vessels in the pelvis to rule out blockages and other problems. Scans are completed before and after a specialised dye is injected (intravenous contrast medium).

MBS item 57360

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

MBS item 57362

A specialised type of CT scan of the mouth and the joint connecting the lower jawbone and skull (CBCT - temporomandibular joint).

MBS item 57506

An X ray of the hand, or wrist, or forearm, or elbow, or upper arm (humerus). The X ray was not requested by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 57509

An X ray of the hand, or wrist, or forearm, or elbow or upper arm (humerus).

MBS item 57512

An X ray of the hand and wrist, or hand, wrist and forearm, or forearm and elbow, or elbow and upper arm (humerus). The X ray was not requested by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 57515

An X ray of the hand and wrist, or hand, wrist and forearm, or forearm and elbow, or elbow and upper arm (humerus).

MBS item 57518

An X ray of the foot, or ankle, or lower leg or thigh bone (femur). The X ray was not requested by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 57521

An X ray of the foot, or ankle, or lower leg or thigh bone (femur).

MBS item 57522

An X ray of the knee. The X ray was not requested by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 57523

An X ray of the knee.

MBS item 57524

An X ray of the foot and ankle, or ankle and lower leg, or lower leg and knee, or knee and thigh bone (femur). The X ray was not requested by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 57527

An X ray of the foot and ankle, or ankle and lower leg, or lower leg and knee, or knee and thigh bone (femur).

MBS item 57700

An X ray of the shoulder or shoulder blade (scapula). The X ray was not requested by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 57703

An X ray of the shoulder or shoulder blade (scapula).

MBS item 57706

An X ray of the collar bone (clavicle). The X ray was not requested by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 57709

An X ray of the collar bone (clavicle).

MBS item 57712

An X ray of the hip joint.

MBS item 57715

An X ray of the pelvis (pelvic girdle).

MBS item 57721

An X ray of the thigh bone (femur) where a fracture at the top of the femur has been fixed with a device (internal fixation).

MBS item 57901

An X ray of the skull.

MBS item 57902

A medical imaging scan of the head (cephalometry).

MBS item 57907

An X ray of the air filled spaces in the skull (sinuses), the eye socket (orbit), upper jaw (maxilla) or the cheekbone (malar).

MBS item 57915

An X ray of the lower jaw (mandible).

MBS item 57921

An X ray of the nose.

MBS item 57924

An X ray of the eye area.

MBS item 57927

An X ray of the joints connecting the lower jawbone and skull (temporomandibular joints).

MBS item 57939

A specialised X ray (fluoroscopic screening) to look at the roof of the mouth and back of the throat (palatopharyngeal studies).

MBS item 57942

An X ray to look at the roof of the mouth and back of the throat (palatopharyngeal studies).

MBS item 57945

An X ray of the voice box (larynx), side view of the airways and soft tissues in the neck.

MBS item 57960

An X ray of the teeth, jaws or face (OPG, orthopantomography) to diagnose or manage trauma or other conditions of the teeth and mouth area (maxillofacial region).

MBS item 57963

An X ray of the teeth, jaws or face (OPG, orthopantomography) to diagnose or manage teeth problems or disease in the base of the teeth (periodontal or periapical pathology).

MBS item 57966

An X ray of the teeth, jaws or face (OPG, orthopantomography) to diagnose or manage missing or crowded teeth, or problems with how the teeth and jaws have developed.

MBS item 57969

An X ray of the teeth, jaws or face (OPG, orthopantomography) to diagnose or manage problems with the joint connecting the lower jawbone and skull (temporomandibular joint arthroses or dysfunction).

MBS item 58100

An X ray of the spine in the neck region (cervical).

MBS item 58103

An X ray of the middle of the spine (thoracic spine).

MBS item 58106

An X ray of the lower part of the spine (lumbosacral).

MBS item 58108

An X ray of the whole spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbosacral, sacrococcygeal).

MBS item 58109

An X ray of the base of the spine (sacrococcygeal).

MBS item 58112

Two consecutive X rays of two of the following regions of spine - cervical, thoracic, lumbosacral or sacrococcygeal.

MBS item 58115

Three consecutive X rays of three of the following regions of spine - cervical, thoracic, lumbosacral or sacrococcygeal.

MBS item 58300

An X ray to check bone development (bone age study).

MBS item 58306

A set of X rays to look at all the bones in the body (skeletal survey).

MBS item 58500

An X ray of the chest to look at the lungs. The X ray was not requested by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 58503

An X ray of the chest to look at the lungs.

MBS item 58506

A specialised X ray (fluoroscopic screening) of the chest to look at the lungs.

MBS item 58521

An X ray of the left ribs, right ribs or breast bone (sternum).

MBS item 58524

An X ray of the left and right ribs, or the left ribs and breastbone (sternum), or right ribs and sternum.

MBS item 58527

An X ray of all ribs and breast bone (sternum).

MBS item 58700

An X ray of the kidneys (renal).

MBS item 58718

An X ray to look at the bladder (retrograde cystography) or the lower urinary tract (retrograde urethrography). A specialised dye is injected.

MBS item 58721

An X ray to look at the bladder and lower urinary tract during urination (retrograde micturating cysto urethrography). A specialised dye is injected.

MBS item 58903

An X ray of the abdomen.

MBS item 58909

A specialised X ray (barium or opaque meal) to look at one or more areas of the throat or upper digestive tract (pharynx, oesophagus, stomach, duodenum).

MBS item 58912

A specialised X ray (barium or opaque meal) to look at areas of the digestive tract (oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, colon).

MBS item 58921

A specialised X ray (opaque enema) to look at part of the large intestine.

MBS item 58936

A specialised X ray (cholegraphy, cholecystogram) to look at the gallbladder. A specialised dye is injected.

MBS item 58939

An X ray taken during a bowel movement (defaecogram).

MBS item 59103

An X ray to locate a foreign object in the body.

MBS item 59300

A type of X ray scan of the breasts (mammography) to check for cancer.

MBS item 59302

A type of 3D X ray scan of the breasts (tomosynthesis) to check for cancer.

MBS item 59303

A type of X ray scan of one breast (mammography) to check for cancer.

MBS item 59305

A type of 3D X ray scan of one breast (tomosynthesis) to check for cancer.

MBS item 59314

An X ray of one breast during a surgical procedure.

MBS item 59703

An X ray of the tear ducts in one eye (dacryocystography). A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) is injected.

MBS item 59712

An X ray of the uterus/womb and fallopian tubes (hysterosalpingography). A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) is injected.

MBS item 59733

An X ray of the salivary glands on one side of the face (sialography). A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) is injected.

MBS item 59751

An X ray of the joints of the spine (arthrography), not including the facet joints. A specialised dye (intravenous contrast medium) is injected.

MBS item 60009

A type of X ray (digital subtraction angiography) to look at how blood flows through the blood vessels of the head and neck. Scan repeated 10 or more times to collect information.

MBS item 60021

A type of X ray (digital subtraction angiography) to look at how blood flows through the blood vessels of the chest (thorax). Scan repeated 10 or more times to collect information.

MBS item 60027

A type of X ray (digital subtraction angiography) to look at how blood flows through the blood vessels of the abdomen. Scan repeated between 4 and 6 times to collect information.

MBS item 60030

A type of X ray (digital subtraction angiography) to look at how blood flows through the blood vessels of the abdomen. Scan repeated between 7 and 9 times to collect information.

MBS item 60042

A type of X ray (digital subtraction angiography) to look at how blood flows through the blood vessels of one or both arms. Scan repeated between 7 and 9 times to collect information.

MBS item 60045

A type of X ray (digital subtraction angiography) to look at how blood flows through the blood vessels of one or both arms. Scan repeated 10 or more times to collect information.

MBS item 60057

A type of X ray (digital subtraction angiography) to look at how blood flows through the blood vessels of one or both legs. Scan repeated 10 or more times to collect information.

MBS item 60075

A type of scan (digital subtraction angiography) to look at how blood flows through two blood vessels (selective arteriography, selective venography). The scan was not requested by another medical practitioner.

MBS item 60503

A specialised X ray to look at moving body structures, like an X ray movie (fluoroscopy).

MBS item 60506

A specialised X ray to look at moving body structures, like an X ray movie (fluoroscopy). Taken during surgery lasting less than one hour.

MBS item 60509

A specialised X ray to look at moving body structures, like an X ray movie (fluoroscopy). Taken during surgery lasting one hour or more.

MBS item 61109

A specialised X ray to look at moving body structures, like an X ray movie (fluoroscopy). Taken during surgery and in a specialised room (angiography suite).

MBS item 61310

An imaging test using radioactive dye (avid study) to check for damage to the heart muscle.

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 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 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 61446

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).

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 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 61495

An imaging test using a radioactive dye to look at the tear duct (tear duct study).

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 61523

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to look at a lump inside the lung (solitary pulmonary nodule).

MBS item 61524

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to learn more about cancer of breast. This is where the cancer has spread beyond the original tumour to lymph nodes but not other organs (stage III).

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 61529

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to learn more about a lung cancer (non-small cell lung cancer). This is done to help plan treatment with radiation (radiotherapy) or surgery.

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 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 61604

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to look for possible remaining cancer cells in the head and neck. This is after the person had treatment.

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 61622

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to measure response to treatment for a blood cancer (Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma).

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 61632

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to learn if the second type of drug treatment for blood cancer (Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma) has worked. This is for patients where a blood cell (haematopoietic stem cell) transfusion is being considered.

MBS item 61640

A whole body scan (FDG PET study) to learn more about a bone or soft tissue cancer (sarcoma).

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.

MBS item 63001

A scan (MRI) to look for a tumour in the brain or the covering of the brain (meninges).

MBS item 63004

A scan (MRI) to look for inflammation of the brain or the covering of brain (meninges).

MBS item 63007

A scan (MRI) to look for a tumours in the base of the skull or eye socket (orbital).

MBS item 63010

A scan (MRI) of the brain to prepare for brain surgery (stereotactic neurosurgery).

MBS item 63040

A scan (MRI) of the head to look for a non cancerous growth on the nerve for balance or hearing (acoustic neuroma).

MBS item 63043

A scan (MRI) to look for a tumour in a gland at the base of the brain (pituitary gland).

MBS item 63046

A scan (MRI) to check how the brain is working after being affected by chemicals or toxins or not enough oxygen (ischaemic encephalopathy).

MBS item 63049

A scan (MRI) to look for damage to the outer layer of nerve cells in the brain (demyelinating disease).

MBS item 63052

A scan (MRI) to look at a birth defect (congenital malformation) in the brain or the covering of the brain (meninges).

MBS item 63055

A scan (MRI) to look at a blood clot in a large drainage area of the brain (venous sinus thrombosis).

MBS item 63058

A scan (MRI) following a head injury (trauma).

MBS item 63061

A scan (MRI) of the head to check for epilepsy.

MBS item 63064

A scan (MRI) of the head to check for stroke.

MBS item 63070

A scan (MRI) to look at a bulge in an artery within the brain (intra cranial aneurysm).

MBS item 63073

A scan (MRI) to look at abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the brain (intra cranial arteriovenous malformation).

MBS item 63101

Scans (MRI and magnetic resonance angiography) to look at blood vessels of the head and neck. This is to check for an interruption in blood flow to the brain (stroke).

MBS item 63111

A scan (MRI) of the head and neck (cervical spine). This is to look for tumours in the brain, spinal cord or their covering layer (meninges). May include scan of blood vessels (magnetic resonance angiography).

MBS item 63125

A scan (MRI) of the head and neck (cervical spine). This is to look for damage to the outer layer of nerve cells (demyelinating disease). May include scan of blood vessels (magnetic resonance angiography).

MBS item 63151

A scan (MRI) of the spine to look for infection. The scan covers one area or two connected areas.

MBS item 63154

A scan (MRI) of the spine to look for a tumour. The scan covers one area or two connected areas.

MBS item 63161

A scan (MRI) of the spine to look for damage to the outer layer of nerve cells in the spinal cord (demyelinating disease).

MBS item 63164

A scan (MRI) to look at abnormalities in the spinal cord, nerves at the end of the cord (cauda equina) or the covering of the cord (meninges), present from birth (congenital malformation).

MBS item 63167

A scan (MRI) to look at damage inside the spinal cord (myelopathy).

MBS item 63170

A scan (MRI) to look at a fluid filled growth in the spinal cord or brain (syrinx).

MBS item 63173

A scan (MRI) to look at nerve damage in the spine which is causing pain, numbness or weakness (cervical radiculopathy). The scan covers one area or two connected areas.

MBS item 63176

A scan (MRI) to look at a nerve which is causing pain in the back and/or legs (sciatica).

MBS item 63179

A scan (MRI) to look at narrowing of the spinal column where the spinal cord is located (spinal canal stenosis).

MBS item 63182

A scan (MRI) to look at areas of the spine which previously had surgery.

MBS item 63185

A scan (MRI) to look at spinal injury (trauma). The scan covers one area or two connected areas.

MBS item 63201

A scan (MRI) of the spine to look for infection. The scan covers three connected or two separate areas.

MBS item 63204

A scan (MRI) to look for a tumour in the spine. The scan covers three connected or two separate areas.

MBS item 63219

A scan (MRI) of the spine to look for damage to the outer layer of nerve cells in the spinal cord (demyelinating disease). The scan covers three connected or two separate areas.

MBS item 63222

A scan (MRI) to look at abnormalities in the spinal cord, nerves at the end of the cord (cauda equina) or the covering of the cord (meninges), present from birth (congenital malformation). Scan covers three connected or two separate areas of the spine.

MBS item 63225

A scan (MRI) to look at damage inside the spinal cord (myelopathy). Scan covers three connected or two separate areas of the spine.

MBS item 63228

A scan (MRI) to look at a fluid filled growth in the spinal cord or brain (syrinx). Scan to cover three connected or two separate areas of the spine.

MBS item 63231

A scan (MRI) to look at nerve damage in the spine which is causing pain, numbness or weakness (cervical radiculopathy). This scan covers three connected or two separate areas of spine.

MBS item 63234

A scan (MRI) to look at a nerve which is causing pain in the back and/or legs (sciatica). This scan covers three connected or two separate areas of spine.

MBS item 63237

A scan (MRI) to look at narrowing of the spinal column where the spinal cord is located (spinal canal stenosis). This scan covers three connected or two separate areas of spine.

MBS item 63240

A scan (MRI) to look at areas of the spine which previously had surgery. This scan covers three connected or two separate areas of spine.

MBS item 63243

A scan (MRI) to look at spinal injury (trauma). This scan covers three connected or two separate areas of spine.

MBS item 63271

A scan (MRI) to look for tumours in the upper spine (cervical) and group of nerves in the neck (brachial plexus).

MBS item 63277

A scan (MRI) to look at nerve damage in the upper spine which is causing pain, numbness or weakness (cervical radiculopathy).

MBS item 63301

A scan (MRI) to look for tumours in bone, muscles, cartilage, joints or related structures. Item does not cover tumours of the breast, prostate or rectum.

MBS item 63304

A scan (MRI) to look for infection in bone, muscles, cartilage, joints or related structures. Item does not cover infection in breast, prostate or rectum.

MBS item 63322

A scan (MRI) to look for problems with the hip.

MBS item 63325

A scan (MRI) to look for problems with the shoulder.

MBS item 63328

A scan (MRI) to look for problems with the knee.

MBS item 63331

A scan (MRI) to look for problems with the ankle, foot or both.

MBS item 63334

A scan (MRI) to look for problems with the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull on one or both sides (temporo mandibular joint).

MBS item 63337

A scan (MRI) to look for problems with the wrist, hand or both.

MBS item 63340

A scan (MRI) to look for problems with the elbow.

MBS item 63385

A scan (MRI) to look for abnormalities of the heart or major blood vessels which have been present since birth (congenital).

MBS item 63388

A scan (MRI) to look at a tumour in the heart or in one of the main blood vessels.

MBS item 63391

A scan (MRI) to look at a blood vessel located in the chest (thoracic aorta).

MBS item 63464

A scan (MRI) of both breasts for detection of cancer. The person has a high risk of breast cancer.

MBS item 63476

A scan (MRI) of the pelvis to learn more about a cancer of the rectum.

MBS item 63482

A scan (MRI) of parts of the digestive system (pancreas and biliary tree) to look for possible disease.

MBS item 63507

A scan (MRI) of the head in a person under 16 years of age. The person may have unexplained seizures, unexplained headaches or a problem with the air filled spaces around the nasal cavity (para nasal sinus).

MBS item 63510

A scan (MRI) of the spine in a person under 16 years of age. This is after an X ray has looked for injury (trauma) or reasons for unexplained neck or back pain.

MBS item 63513

A scan (MRI) of the knee in a person under 16 years of age. The person may have internal joint problems (derangement).

MBS item 63516

A scan (MRI) of the hip in a person under 16 years of age. The person may have a hip infection (septic arthritis), a shifting of the thigh bone (slipped capital femoral epiphysis) or a condition affecting blood supply to the thigh bone (Perthes disease).

MBS item 63522

A scan (MRI) of the wrist in a person under 16 years of age. The person may have a fracture of a bone in the wrist (scaphoid fracture).

MBS item 63531

A scan (MRI) of both breasts after a different imaging test showed unusual breast tissue. A special breast support (coil) is used during the scan.

MBS item 63533

A scan (MRI) of both breasts to help with cancer treatment planning. A special breast support (coil) is used during the scan.

MBS item 63541

A scan (MRI) of the prostate to because the person is thought to have prostate cancer.

MBS item 63543

A scan (MRI) of the prostate following a diagnosis of prostate cancer.

MBS item 63545

A scan (MRI) of the liver following a diagnosis of cancer in the large bowel. The cancer may have spread to the liver.

MBS item 63546

A scan (MRI) of the liver for diagnosis of cancer when it is suspected to be present. The person has a chronic liver disease and liver function which is described as moderately severe (Child Pugh class A and B).

MBS item 63551

A scan (MRI) of the head in a person aged 16 years or older. The person is having unexplained seizures or chronic headaches.

MBS item 63554

A scan (MRI) of the spine in a person aged 16 years or older. This is for suspected damage to nerves in the neck (cervical radiculopathy).

MBS item 63557

A scan (MRI) of the spine in a person aged 16 years or older. This is for a suspected neck injury (cervical spine trauma).

MBS item 63560

A scan (MRI) to look at a knee injury in a person aged between 16 to 49 years old. Symptoms suggest there may be damage to cartilage (meniscal tear) or a ligament (anterior cruciate ligament tear, ACL).

MBS item 63740

A scan (MRI) to look at inflammation caused by bowel disease (Crohn's disease).

MBS item 63743

A scan (MRI) to look for complications caused by bowel disease (fistulising perianal Crohn's disease).

Diagnostic procedures and investigations
MBS item 11600

The monitoring of blood pressure using a catheter.

MBS item 11602

A procedure using specialised ultrasound (CW Doppler or pulsed Doppler) to investigate if blood vessels in the arms and/or legs are working properly.

MBS item 11610

A test which measures the difference in blood pressure between the ankle and arm. This is to measure the severity of artery disease in the leg.

MBS item 11612

A test which measures the difference in blood pressure between the ankle and arm. This is to measure how well blood vessels in the lower part of the leg are working.

MBS item 11919

A procedure to measure pressure in the bladder (cystometrography) as well as using an X ray (cystourethrography) to check how well it is working.

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).

Professional attendances
Follow-up specialist appointment

A follow-up appointment with a specialist at their rooms or in-hospital. The specialist may provide additional services which may have their own costs.

Initial specialist appointment

The first appointment with a specialist at their rooms.

MBS item 00871

A meeting with a GP or specialist and at least 3 other medical professionals and allied health providers. The meeting is to develop a treatment plan for a patient with cancer, The metting is 10 minutes or longer.

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 91822

The first appointment with a specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment. The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91823

A follow up appointment with a specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment. The appointment is by telehealth and is longer than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91832

The first appointment with a specialist for a specific condition and/or course of treatment. The appointment is by telehealth and is for more than 5 minutes.

MBS item 91833

A follow up appointment with a specialist. The appointment is by telehealth and is for more than 5 minutes.

Therapeutic procedures
MBS item 13815

A procedure to insert a thin, flexible tube into a large vein (catheterisation).

MBS item 18216

Giving medicine by injection into the spine (intrathecal, epidural). Medical doctor present for up to 1 hour.

MBS item 18222

Giving medicine through an IV drip for pain relief or anaesthesia. Medical doctor present for 15 minutes or less.

MBS item 18225

Giving medicine through an IV drip for pain relief or anaesthesia. Medical doctor present for 15 minutes or more.

MBS item 18230

Injection of a medicine into the spine (intrathecal, epidural) to cause nerve damage on purpose, to try to stop feelings of pain.

MBS item 18232

Injection of a medicine into the spine (intrathecal, epidural) to stop the nerve from feeling pain.

MBS item 18242

Injection of anaesthetic into one of the main nerves that runs along the upper neck and back of head (greater occipital nerve).

MBS item 18252

An injection of anaesthetic into the group of nerves in the neck area (cervical plexus).

MBS item 18266

Injection of an anaesthetic into one or more nerves of the arm and hand (ulnar, radial, median).

MBS item 18272

Injection of an anaesthetic into the one or more nerves of the leg (saphenous, sural, popliteal, posterior tibial).

MBS item 18274

Injection of an anaesthetic into one of the nerves of the spine (paravertebral, cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, coccygeal).

MBS item 18276

Injection of an anaesthetic into multiple nerves of the spine (paravertebral).

MBS item 18278

Injection of an anaesthetic into the main nerve that passes through the buttock and back of the thigh (sciatic).

MBS item 18286

Injection of an anaesthetic into one of the nerves of the middle (thoracic) to lower spine (lumbar).

MBS item 30062

A procedure to remove a device, which prevents pregnancy, from under the skin.

MBS item 30064

A procedure where the skin is cut to remove an object which doesn't belong (foreign body). The wound is closed afterwards.

MBS item 30068

A procedure to remove an object which doesn't belong (foreign body) from a muscle, tendon or other deep tissue.

MBS item 30075

A procedure to take a sample of lymph gland, muscle or other deep tissue from the body for testing (biopsy).

MBS item 30093

A procedure using a needle to take a sample of a bone from the spine (vertebra) for testing (needle biopsy).

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.

MBS item 30216

A procedure to remove blood which has pooled outside the blood vessels (haematoma).

MBS item 30219

A procedure to cut and drain an area of blood (haematoma) or pus (furuncle or abscess). This procedure does not happen in a hospital.

MBS item 30224

A procedure to drain an area of pus (abscess) deep in the body, using a needle through the skin (percutaneous).

MBS item 30406

Surgery to remove fluid from the abdomen (paracentesis).

MBS item 30409

Surgery to remove a sample of the liver for testing (biopsy) using a long needle through the skin.

MBS item 30451

A procedure to remove and replace a tube removing fluid from the bile duct (biliary drainage) using imaging to get the right position. The item does not include imaging.

MBS item 31530

A procedure using a vacuum device to take a sample of tissue from a breast tumour for testing (biopsy). This is to look at the cells to see if they are cancerous.

MBS item 31533

A procedure where a fine needle is inserted into a breast lump to collect a sample of cells (aspiration).

MBS item 31536

A procedure using a device and imaging to find an area of abnormal breast tissue.

MBS item 31548

A procedure to take a sample from a growth (tumour) in breast tissue for testing (biopsy). This is to look at the cells to see if they are cancerous.

MBS item 31587

A procedure to adjust a band which was previously placed around top of the stomach (gastric band).

MBS item 34527

Surgery to insert a flexible tube (catheter) into a large vein. This is for delivering cancer medicine to a person aged 10 years or over.

MBS item 34528

A procedure to insert a flexible tube (catheter) through the skin into a large vein. This is for delivering cancer medicine to a person aged 10 years or over.

MBS item 34530

Surgery to remove a tube from a vein, or other similar device used for delivering cancer medicine (chemotherapy). This is done in an operating theatre on a person aged 10 years or over.

MBS item 34539

Surgery to remove a thin tube which has been inserted into a vein (tunnelled cuffed catheter).

MBS item 35300

Surgery using a thin tube with a balloon on the end (transluminal balloon angioplasty) to open up one blocked artery or vein in one limb.

MBS item 35303

Surgery using a thin tube with a balloon on the end to open up (transluminal balloon angioplasty) more than one blocked artery or vein in more than one limb.

MBS item 35319

A procedure to insert a thin tube into an artery or vein (catheterisation) and to also deliver drugs to kill cancer cells (chemotherapy) or to dissolve blood clots (thrombolytic agents).

MBS item 35321

A procedure to insert a small tube into an artery or vein to deliver medication. This is to control bleeding.

MBS item 36561

A procedure to remove a sample of tissue from the kidney (renal biopsy) for testing.

MBS item 36649

A procedure to replace a tube which drains urine from the kidney to the bladder (nephrostomy).

MBS item 37217

Surgery to insert small pieces of metal in the prostate (radio opaque fiducial markers) to show the areas that need treatment.

MBS item 37415

A procedure involving injection into the penis to understand and treat problems with erection (impotence). This is for two services in 36 months.

MBS item 38800

A procedure where a small needle or tube is inserted into the chest cavity to remove a sample of fluid for testing (aspiration). This is to help with a diagnosis.

MBS item 38803

A procedure where a small needle or tube is inserted into the chest cavity to remove and drain excess fluid (paracentesis).

MBS item 38812

A procedure where a needle is inserted into the lung to take a sample for testing (biopsy).

MBS item 39000

A procedure of taking fluid from the lower spinal cord using a needle (lumbar puncture).

MBS item 39013

Injection of a dye, anaesthetic or anti inflammatory into one or more joints in the spine or spinal nerves. Imaging is used to help this procedure.

MBS item 39118

A treatment using heat from radio waves or extreme cold (cryoprobe) to destroy nerves around joints in the spine (facet joint denervation). Imaging is used to guide the treatment.

MBS item 39323

A treatment for back pain using heat from radio waves or extreme cold (cryoprobe) to destroy nerves which are causing difficult to treat pain (denervation).

MBS item 48900

Surgery to cut a ligament of the shoulder joint or to remove tissue from around the shoulder joint. Both procedures may be done during the same surgery. The surgeries help the shoulder to move better or with less pain.

MBS item 50200

A procedure to take a piece of cancerous tissue for testing (biopsy) from bone or deep soft tissue.

MBS item 50950

A procedure using radio waves (radiofrequency ablation) or electromagnetic energy (microwave tissue ablation) to destroy a cancerous tumour of the liver. Anaesthetic also may be used.