1313 - Bone mineral density analyses using Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) in breast cancer patients receiving aromatase inhibitor treatment

Page last updated: 02 May 2016

Application Detail



Description of Medical Service

This proposal is for the provision of an MBS item for bone densitometry by DXA for women with breast cancer who receive, or are being considered for, treatment with aromatase inhibitors.

Description of Medical Condition

In hormone receptor-positive breast cancer the proliferation of mammary carcinoma cells is dependent on oestrogen. Common therapies for hormone receptor positive breast cancer include aromatase inhibitors and tamoxifen. The aromatase inhibitors have a negative impact on bone density due to the inhibition of overall oestrogen production within the body

Reason for Application


Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form


PICO Confirmation

Final Protocol (PDF 611 KB)
Final Protocol (Word 240 KB)

Assessment Report

Final Assessment Report (PDF 877 KB)
Final Assessment Report (Word 1020 KB)

Public Summary Document

PSD from November 2014
Public Summary Document (PDF 442 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 279 KB)

PSD from July 2015
Public Summary Document (PDF 1401 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 357 KB)

Meetings for this Application


16 to 17 August 2012
13 to 14 December 2012


12 to 13 June 2014
11 to 12 June 2015


26 to 28 November 2014
30 to 31 July 2015