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Medicare Rebated MRI with GP Referral
Medicare Rebated MRI with GP Referral

Medicare eligible MRI services for GP-referrered patients are listed here.

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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Quick Reference Guide
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Quick Reference Guide

Quick reference guide for MSK Ultrasound including; shoulder (rotator cuff, AC joint, biceps), thoracic outlet, forearm, elbow, hip/greater trochanter/groin/buttocks, hand and wrist, knees, ankle and foot.

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Adult MRI Case Study - MRI of the Hip
Adult MRI Case Study - MRI of the Hip
Dr Peter Smith
MBBS, FRANZCR
Radiologist

MIA Radiology

Fractures about the hip are common particularly in the elderly. Prompt diagnosis and treatment have been shown to significantly reduce morbidity and mortality rates. Plain film is the first imaging test of choice. If a fracture is present then often no more imaging is required and appropriate orthopaedic treatment can commence. If a fracture is not found but is suspected the next test is an MRI. This is the most sensitive modality for diagnosis of fracture. Complete and partial fractures are diagnosed with confidence. Associated injuries of the pelvis and adjacent soft tissues can also be visualised.

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I-MED Network GP Education - General Practitioner Guide for Adult MRI, Acute Knee Trauma
I-MED Network GP Education - General Practitioner Guide for Adult MRI, Acute Knee Trauma

The knee joint is one of the most commonly injured joints. Acute knee injuries can be caused by a direct blow, sudden twisting, an instability event or a fall onto the knee. Acute knee injuries often present clinically with a knee joint effusion, locking of the knee or focal knee pain.

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I-MED Network GP Education - Knee Case Studies
I-MED Network GP Education - Knee Case Studies

Access relevant questions and answers for knee case studies, two focusing on acute knee injury and two focusing on chronic knee pain.

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Adult MRI Case Study - Acute Knee Trauma
Adult MRI Case Study - Acute Knee Trauma
Dr Andrew Rotstein
MBBS, FRANZCR
Radiologist

MIA Radiology

The knee joint is one of the most commonly injured joints. Acute knee injuries can be caused by a direct blow, sudden twisting, an instability event or a fall onto the knee. Acute knee injuries often present clinically with a knee joint effusion, locking of the knee or focal knee pain.

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Adult MRI Case Study - Investigating Shoulder Injuries
Adult MRI Case Study - Investigating Shoulder Injuries
Dr Tim Dunshea
MBBS, FRANZCR
Radiologist

MIA Radiology

Ultrasound and MRI can be complementary tests when imaging superficial shoulder structures such as the rotator cuff, subdeltoid bursa and biceps tendon. Rotator cuff tears commonly involve the supraspinatus tendon, and are seen on MRI as a fluid-filled defect within a normally black tendon. Subdeltoid bursitis is seen as fluid interposed between the deltoid and the rotator cuff.

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Adult MRI Case Study - MRI for Suspected Cervical Spine Trauma
Adult MRI Case Study - MRI for Suspected Cervical Spine Trauma
Dr Bob Dempster
MBBS, BScHons, FRANZCR
Radiologist

MIA Radiology

The patient with moderate to severe cervical spine trauma will be evaluatedin the A&E department with detailed CT and sometimes also MR.

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Adult MRI Case Study - MRI Lumbar Spine for Low Back Pain
Adult MRI Case Study - MRI Lumbar Spine for Low Back Pain
Dr Steven Irons
MBBS FRANZCR
Radiologist

MIA Radiology

Acute low back pain is one of the most common clinical presentations in general practice. In most cases, patients will respond to conservative treatment without initially requiring imaging investigations. However, there are a variety of symptoms and signs "red flags" that merit further investigation. MRI is far superior to CT in assessing soft tissues including: bone marrow, discs, spinal cord, nerve roots, ligaments, epidural and leptomeningeal spaces.

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Adult MRI Case Study - MR Imaging In Cervical Radiculopathy
Adult MRI Case Study - MR Imaging In Cervical Radiculopathy
Dr Nicholas Gelber
MBBS, FRANZCR
Radiologist

MIA Radiology

There are many indications for imaging of the cervical spine including trauma, osteoarthritis, myelopathy, radiculopathy and pain but this article will be limited to the assessment of radiculopathy.

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