Report

Availability and accessibility of diagnostic imaging equipment around Australia

9 March 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-715-4

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 25KB)
ABBREVIATIONS (PDF 13KB)
LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 29KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 66KB)

Diagnostic imaging framework
Other ongoing reviews
Report structure
Conduct of the inquiry

Chapter 2 - Availability and accessibility of diagnostic imaging (PDF 198KB)

Introduction
Distribution
Accessibility of diagnostic imaging machines
Committee view

Chapter 3 - Use of MRI in Australia (PDF 312KB)

Introduction
Availability of MRI
Accessibility of MRI
Impact on patients
Impact on the health system

Chapter 4 - Diagnostic imaging workforce (PDF 159KB)

Sonographers
Radiographers / x-ray operators
Radiologists

Chapter 5 - Funding and the Medicare Benefits Schedule (PDF 185KB)

Volume and cost of services
Other MBS funding

Chapter 6 - Recommendations and conclusions (PDF 40KB)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging licensing
Access to diagnostic imaging services
Workforce

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the Committee (PDF 15KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public hearings (PDF 14KB)
APPENDIX 3 - Number of diagnostic imaging units and lag times around Australia (PDF 213KB)

Ultrasound
Computed tomography (CT)
Diagnostic Radiology (x-ray, fluoroscopy, angiography, orthopantomography and mammography)
Nuclear medicine imaging equipment
Positron emission tomography (PET)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

APPENDIX 4 - Expansion of MRI Medicare eligibility over time (PDF 184KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515
Fax: +61 2 6277 5829
community.affairs.sen@aph.gov.au

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