Description of Medical ServiceMagnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the abdomen using gadolinium-based contrast, performed for the surveillance of patients with a confirmed clinical and/or molecular diagnosis of a condition known to carry an increased risk of the development of renal tumours.
Description of Medical ConditionA renal tumor is an abnormal growth in the kidney. Some renal masses are benign (not cancerous) and some are malignant (cancerous). A number of rare defined genetic conditions are strongly associated with the development of renal tumours over time. This includes (but is not limited to) Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, Von Hippel-Lindau disease, Birt-Hogg –Dube syndrome, hereditary leimyomatosis and renal cell cancer, Cowden syndrome, BAP1-associated cancer syndrome and paraganglioma. The commonest condition in this group of disorders is Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.
Reason for ApplicationNew MBS item
Medical Service TypeInvestigative technology
Previous Application Number/sNot Applicable
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