Whole-body MRI for the detection of metastases in patients with known malignant tumours

Mundy, L
Record ID 32006000633
Authors' results and conclusions: Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appears to be an emerging technique in Australia, however it is not currently itemised on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). It is likely that whole-body MRI scans are currently being charged as several single NBS items.
Authors' recommendations: Based on the high level of evidence available and the need in the Australian Health system, it is recommended that a Horizon Scanning report be conducted.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2004
URL for published report: Not Available
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Whole Body Imaging
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
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