1620 – Magnetic Resonance Image Guided Radiation Therapy

Page last updated: 08 December 2021

Application Detail

Description of Medical Service

Radiation therapy uses a controlled dose of radiation to kill cancer cells or damage them so they cannot grow, multiply or spread. The radiation is usually in the form of focused x-ray beams, also known as photons. It is a localised treatment, which means it generally affects only the part of the body where the radiation is targeted.

Description of Medical Condition

Cancer is a range of diseases where abnormal cells grow rapidly and can spread uncontrolled throughout the body. These cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding tissue and spread (metastasise) to distant parts of the body. An estimated 114, 000 new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Australia in 2010 and the Cancer Council Australia estimates that 1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Cancer is now the leading cause of death in Australia, and although mainly affecting the older population, is a leading cause of premature death. Many patients live for a number of years with a diagnosis of cancer, potentially requiring ongoing intervention to support quality of life.

Reason for Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type


Previous Application Number/s

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form

Application Form (PDF 2095 KB)
Application Form (Word 374 KB)

Consultation Survey

Consultation Survey (PDF 558 KB)
Consultation Survey (Word 68 KB)

PICO Confirmation

PICO Confirmation (PDF 1407 KB)
PICO Confirmation (Word 755 KB)

Assessment Report

Assessment Report (PDF 2220 KB)
Assessment Report (Word 1049 KB)

Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 718 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 235 KB)

Meetings for this Application


17 April 2020


11-12 February 2021


31 March - 1 April 2021