Description of Medical ServiceMagnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to image the liver. MRI utilises strong, uniform magnetic fields to investigate the anatomy, perfusion, tissue characterisation and function of different organs and systems within the human body.
Description of Medical ConditionMRI of the liver for the evaluation of hepatic metastases for initial staging or restaging prior to treatment using interventional techniques.
Reason for ApplicationThe Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee of the MBS Review Taskforce recommended a new MBS item for MRI of the liver for the evaluation of hepatic metastases for initial staging or restaging prior to treatment using interventional techniques. MSAC application 1372.1 was for MRI of the liver for patients with known colorectal carcinoma (CRC) with suspected or proven liver metastases and patients with known or suspected hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) for the purposes of cancer staging. However, this service is limited to patients with known CRC with suspected or proven liver metastases and patients with known or suspected HCC. A service is required for MRI of the liver for additional oncologic indications.
Medical Service TypeInvestigative technology
Previous Application Number/sNot Applicable
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MSAC Consultation closed 8 October 2021
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