1734 – Intravascular lithotripsy for the treatment of moderately or severely calcified peripheral artery disease

Page last updated: 27 January 2023

Application Detail

Description of Medical Service

Intravascular lithotripsy involves mounting multiple emitters on a traditional angioplasty balloon catheter, which is used to create micro fractures in calcified plaque within arteries.

Description of Medical Condition

Peripheral artery disease is a condition in which the build-up of fatty deposits (plaque) results in narrowed arteries and reduced blood flow to the arms or legs. The build-up of plaque can cause the arteries to stiffen or calcify. This condition most commonly affects the arteries leading to the legs or feet.

Reason for Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type

Therapeutic technology

Previous Application Number/s

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form

Application Form (PDF 1661 KB)
Application Form (Word 213 KB)

Consultation Survey

Consultation Survey (PDF 652 KB)
Consultation Survey (Word 27 KB)

PASC Consultation
PASC consultation closes 10 March 2023

MSAC Consultation
MSAC consultation TBA – please subscribe to the MSAC email bulletin to be notified when consultation opens for this application.

For further information please refer to PASC, ESC, MSAC Key Dates
For further information on the consultation process please refer to MSAC Consultation Process

PICO Confirmation


Assessment Report


Public Summary Document


Meetings for this Application


13–14 April 2023