Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

Information about the Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee – MBS item range, membership, meeting dates and working groups.

Page last updated: 13 September 2017

Reports
MBS item range
Membership
Meeting dates
Working groups

Reports

The Committee has published the following reports with recommendations for public consultation.


MBS item range

MBS Category 5 – Diagnostic imaging services
  • Ultrasound (Group I1)
    55005–55855 (196 items)
  • Computed tomography (Group I2)
    56001–57363 (88 items)
  • Diagnostic radiology (Group I3)
    57506-61110 (260 items)
  • Nuclear Medicine Imaging (Group I4)
    61310-61729 (156 items)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (Group I5)
    63001–63747 (193 items)
  • Bone densitometry—Diagnostic procedures (Group D1)
    12306–12323 (7 items)
MBS Category 2 – Diagnostic Procedures and Investigations
  • Nuclear Medicine (Non Imaging) (Group D2)
    12500-12533 (12 items)
MBS Category 3 – Therapeutic Procedures
  • Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine (Group T3)
    16003-16018 (6 items)
  • Surgical Operations (Group T8)
    30488 and 30495 (2 items)

Membership

  • Dr David Brazier (Chair) - Radiologist, Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Professor Alexander Pitman - Director of Nuclear Medicine and PET, Lake Imaging; Adjunct Professor, Medical Imaging, University of Notre Dame
  • Dr William Macdonald - Executive Director, Imaging West; Head, Nuclear Medicine, Fiona Stanley Hospital; President, Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists
  • Dr Richard Ussher - Director of Training, Radiology, Ballarat Health Services; Director, Grampians BreastScreen
  • Dr Walid Jammal - Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney; Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney; General Practitioner, Private practice
  • Associate Professor Rachael Moorin – Associate Professor, Health Policy & Health Economics, School of Public Health, Curtin University
  • Professor Jenny Doust - Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice, Bond University; General Practitioner
  • Ms Geraldine Robertson - Consumer Representative, Consumers Health Forum & Breast Cancer Network Australia
  • Clinical Associate Professor Sanjay Jeganathan - Managing Partner & Lead Radiologist, Perth Radiological Clinic, Bentley Hospital; Consultant Radiologist, Fiona Stanley Hospital; Councilor, Faculty of Clinical Radiology, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
  • Dr Michael Jones - Radiologist, PRP Diagnostic Imaging
  • Matthew Andrews - Taskforce Member Ex Officio

Meeting dates

  • 23 October 2015
  • 20 November 2015
  • 17 February 2016
  • 16 March 2016
  • 20 April 2016
  • 25 May 2016
  • 15 June 2016
  • 20 July 2016
  • 31 August 2016
  • 11 October 2016
  • 19 October 2016
  • 25 October 2016
  • 23 November 2016
  • 28 March 2017
  • 17 August 2017

Working groups