Diagnostic imaging

Diagnostic imaging – like X-rays and ultrasounds – helps healthcare workers diagnose, treat and monitor a large range of health conditions. Learn more about diagnostic imaging and what we’re doing to support its use in Australia’s health system.

About diagnostic imaging

Learn more about diagnostic imaging in Australia and how we regulate it.

What we’re doing about diagnostic imaging

Learn about how we provide subsidies and ensure diagnostic imaging equipment is up to date.

MRI and PET unit locations

Find magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) units across Australia.


Find resources and contacts for diagnostic imaging in Australia.

Temporary MBS substitution item to address thallium-201 supply shortages

From 1 April to 30 September 2022, a new temporary Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item is available as a nuclear medicine imaging diagnostic service.

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