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Category 5 - DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING SERVICES

55603

55603 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-Nov-1998
Description Start Date:
01-Jul-2011
Schedule Fee Start Date:
01-Nov-2004

Group
I1 - ULTRASOUND
Subgroup
4 - UROLOGICAL

PROSTATE, bladder base and urethra, ultrasound scan of, where performed:

(a)    personally by a medical practitioner who undertook the assessment referred to in (c) using a transducer probe or probes that:

(i) have a nominal frequency of 7 to 7.5 megahertz or a nominal frequency range which includes frequencies of 7 to 7.5 megahertz; and

(ii) can obtain both axial and sagittal scans in 2 planes at right angles; and

(b)    following a digital rectal examination of the prostate by that medical practitioner; and

(c)    on a patient who has been assessed by a specialist in urology, radiation oncology or medical oncology or a consultant physician in medical oncology who has:

(i)examined the patient in the 60 days prior to the scan; and

(ii)recommended the scan for the management of the patient's current prostatic disease (R) (K)

Bulk bill incentive



Fee: $109.10 Benefit: 75% = $81.85 85% = $92.75

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

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