Podiatrists – Medical Imaging Referrals

Allied Health Referrers

Referral Information for Podiatrists.
Melbourne Radiology Clinic can assist Podiatrists with the diagnosis and management of all their patient’s foot and ankle injuries.

Podiatrists may request foot and ankle X-ray and ultrasound scans that attract a Medicare rebate for their patients, as outlined in the latest MBS schedule. 

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sample images of digital x-ray, MRI, ultrasound, pain management, and multi-slice CT
Podiatrists may request diagnostic scans for their patients, however only certain scans will be eligible for a limited Medicare Rebate.
Diagnostic Scans.
For referrals from Podiatrists only, the following specific diagnostic imaging examinations are eligible for a limited Medicare Rebate.
Digital X-Ray

(Limited Medicare Rebate)

  • Foot, Ankle, Leg, Knee, Femur (1 region)
  • Foot, Ankle, Leg, Knee, Femur (2 regions)

(Limited Medicare Rebate)

  • Midfoot or Hindfoot
  • Ankle or Hindfoot
  • Assessment of a mass associated with the skin or subcutaneous structures

(NO Medicare Rebate)

MRI scans of the foot and ankle do not attract a Medicare rebate irrespective of whether the referrer is a medical practitioner or not.

Other modalities

(NO Medicare Rebate)

Other modalities (such as diagnostic CT and imaging guided procedures performed under CT or ultrasound guidance) currently do not attract a Medicare rebate if referred by a podiatrist, however are Medicare eligible if referred by a medical practitioner.

Interventional Radiology
& Pain Management.
Melbourne Radiology Clinic offers a range of Interventional Radiology procedures performed using ultrasound or CT imaging guidance.

Podiatrists can refer patients for PRP / ABI injections as these are non-Medicare rebateable items and a referral from a medical practitioner is not required.

Ultrasound Guided Injections

Commonly used to treat arthritis, synovitis, capsulitis, plantar plate tears, bursitis, Morton’s neuroma, tendinosis, tenosynovitis and plantar fasciosis/fasciitis.

Image Guided Injections
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

RFA is predominantly used to treat Morton’s neuroma and recalcitrant plantar fasciosis/fasciitis.

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
Platelet Rich Plasma / Autologous Blood Injections

PRP / ABI injections can be used to treat tendonopathy, plantar fasciosis, arthritis and ligament sprains.

PRP / ABI Injections

Referral Forms
PDF Downloads

Melbourne Radiology Clinic
Medical Imaging / Radiology Request Forms

A4 General / A5 General / A5 Chiro & Physio

Melbourne Radiology Imaging Request and Referral - General & GP MRI Items A4 Format
A4 Format
- General

Melbourne Radiology Clinic Standard A4 Referral template
– suits all practice software

sample imaging referral form
A5 Format
- General

Melbourne Radiology Clinic general imaging request and referral

imaging referral form
A5 Format
- Chiro & Osteo

Melbourne Radiology Clinic imaging request and referral template for use by Chiropractors & Physiotherapists

Request Referral Stationery.

Referring doctors and allied health professionals may fill out our online form to order Melbourne Radiology Clinic Referral Pads.

If you would like additional information or have a particular request please contact Melbourne Radiology Clinic directly on:

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Referral Stationery