Description of Medical ServiceRobotic image-guided stereotactic precise beam radiotherapy is a form of image guided radiation therapy (IGRT), which aims to better target and provide accurate delivery of external beam radiotherapy (EBRT)* to a tumour site – thereby reducing radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. It utilises information collected from x-rays, computerised tomography, ultrasound or similar imaging technologies as part of the planning and delivery of a course of EBRT.
* EBRT is a cancer treatment that delivers high-energy radiation to tumor sites with the primary goal is stopping the division of tumor cells.
Description of Medical ConditionPatients with peripherally-located or centrally-located non-metastasised non-small cell lung cancer that is either T1 or T2 and N0, M0, up to 5cm maximum diameter (Stage 1 NSCLC), and who are not suitable or refuse surgery.
Reason for ApplicationNew MBS item
Medical Service TypeInvestigative
Previous Application Number1158
PICO ConfirmationPlease see MSAC Application 1158
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Meetings for this Application
PASC14 to 15 September 2011
1 to 2 December 2011
ESC11 to 12 October 2012
12 to 13 February 2015
MSAC29 to 30 December 2012
26 to 27 November 2015