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Medicare Rebates for GP – Referred MRI

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GP-Referred Paediatric MRI

MRI Head for the following:

  • Unexplained seizures
  • Unexplained headache
  • Paranasal sinus pathology

MRI Spine – following an x-ray for:

  • Significant trauma
  • Neck or back pain with associated neurological signs
  • Back pain -significant pathology suspected

MRI Knee (Up to 50 years old)- following an x-ray for:

  • internal joint derangement

MRI Hip – following an x-ray for:

  • Suspected septic arthritis
  • Suspected slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Suspected Perthes disease

MRI Elbow – following an x-ray for:

  • Significant fracture or avulsion injury is suspected that will change management

MRI Wrist – following an x-ray for:

  • Suspected scaphoid fracture

GP-Referred Adult MRI

MRI Head for the following:

  • Unexplained seizures
  • Unexplained chronic headache with suspected intracranial pathology

MRI Cervical Spine for suspected:

  • Trauma
  • Cervical radiculopathy

MRI Knee (Up to 50 years old) – following acute trauma with:

  • Inability to extend the knee suggesting the possibility of acute meniscal tear; or
  • Clinical findings suggesting acute anterior cruciate ligament tear.

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