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Category 5 - DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SERVICES

55282

55282 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-1997
Description Updated:
01-Nov-2001
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Nov-2004

Group
I1 - Ultrasound
Subgroup
3 - Vascular

DUPLEX SCANNING involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated doppler flow measurements: (a) by spectral analysis of cavernosal artery of the penis following intracavernosal administration of a vasoactive agent; and (b) performed during the period of pharmacological activity of the injected agent, to confirm a diagnosis of vascular aetiology for impotence; and (c) where a specialist in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, urology, general surgery (sub-specialising in vascular surgery) or a consultant physician in nuclear medicine attends the patient in person at thepractice location where the service is performed, immediately before or for a period during the performance of the service; and (d) where that specialist or consultant physician interprets the results and prepares a report, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroup 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 applies (R)

Bulk bill incentive



Fee: $169.50 Benefit: 75% = $127.15 85% = $144.10

(See para IN.0.19 of explanatory notes to this Category)

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