GPs are able to request 6 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Medicare services for patients under 16 years of age.
GP Referred, Medicare Eligible PAEDIATRIC MRI services bulk billed at Melbourne Radiology Clinic.
Scan of head for unexplained seizure(s) and; unexplained headache where significant pathology is suspected; paranasal sinus pathology which has not responded to conservative therapy.
Scan of knee for suspected internal joint derangement.
Scan of spine* for significant trauma; unexplained neck or back pain with associated neurological signs; unexplained back pain where significant pathology is suspected.
Scan of hip* for suspected septic arthritis; suspected slipped capital femoral epiphysis; suspected Perthe’s disease.
Scan of elbow*when fracture or avulsion injury is suspected
Scan of wrist* when scaphoid fracture is suspected
(*a previous radiographic examination must have been performed)