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Diagnostic Imaging Services Table

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Medicare items fact sheet
From 1 November 2014, Medicare Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) dental items 57362 and 57363 have changed. This fact sheet explains how.

Diagnostic radiology fact sheet
People who perform diagnostic imaging procedures (including x-ray, angiography and fluoroscopy) are now required to hold minimum qualifications. This fact sheet explains the minimum qualification requirements.

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

GP-requested MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) services
About the MRI Medicare items that GPs (General Practitioners) can request.

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) FAQ
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about MRI including questions and answers about access to services, costs, limitations, eligibility and process.

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) breast services Q&A
About MRI Medicare-subsidised services for Australian women under the age of 50 who are at a high risk of breast cancer. No symptoms necessary.

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Medicare Services
This fact sheet lists and describes all Medicare-subsidised MRI) services including direct links to item information, a brief description of the service, who can request and who can provide.

Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme

Medical Imaging Accreditation Program (MIAP) fact sheet
About recognition of the Medical Imaging Accreditation Program under the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (DIAS).

Location Specific Practice Numbers (LSPNs) fact sheet
How to register a LSPN with Medicare under the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme.

Regaining accreditation fact sheet
How previously accredited practices may regain accreditation against the full suite of Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme (DIAS) practice accreditation standards.

Information required by accreditors fact sheet
Accreditors accept applications for accreditation, perform audits, liaise with relevant authorities and decide accreditation. This fact sheet is about the information they collect, how and why.

Selecting or changing accreditors fact sheet
How to choose and change accreditors.

Diagnostic imaging quality assurance

Diagnostic Imaging Equipment (Capital Sensitivity) FAQ
Capital Sensitivity is the name given to a government measure that rewards the use of newer and/or upgraded diagnostic imaging equipment with a higher Medicare reimbursement. Find out about Capital Sensitivity in this fact sheet.

Changes to Capital Sensitivity diagnostic imaging services factsheet
This fact sheet details changes that affect diagnostic imaging practices providing Cone Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT) services under the Capital Sensitivity measure in inner regional areas. See the Australian Standard Geographical Classification, Remoteness Area (ASGC-RA).

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