Medicare Statistics

Requested MBS category by group and subgroup processed from January 2022 to December 2022

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5 Diagnostic Imaging Services
State Total
NSW VIC QLD SA WA TAS ACT NT
Services Services Services Services Services Services Services Services Services
Group Subgroup 1,471,245 1,080,298 879,584 231,830 409,650 60,062 61,460 26,248 4,220,377
I1 Ultrasound 1 General
2 Cardiac 8,159 3,518 4,726 1,094 1,969 324 180 149 20,119
3 Vascular 451,257 337,460 192,616 102,162 101,479 18,187 14,091 3,136 1,220,388
4 Urological 9,965 6,737 6,716 2,232 3,423 793 267 107 30,240
5 Obstetric and Gynaecological 471,351 346,138 243,978 71,441 134,661 21,803 22,750 10,467 1,322,589
6 Musculoskeletal 1,000,979 764,632 695,415 212,606 376,618 37,726 36,393 15,273 3,139,642
7 Transthoracic and stress echocardiograms 606,795 414,225 313,970 100,454 144,269 22,115 18,049 10,213 1,630,090
Total 4,019,751 2,953,008 2,337,005 721,819 1,172,069 161,010 153,190 65,593 11,583,445
I2 Computerised Tomography Subgroup 252,022 174,282 156,177 55,253 64,466 12,777 9,905 3,542 728,424
1 Head
2 Neck 25,951 17,495 15,841 8,554 7,047 1,548 1,382 483 78,301
3 Spine 207,977 144,761 149,110 47,674 61,387 9,903 5,970 2,471 629,253
4 Chest and Upper Abdomen 155,060 114,708 98,294 35,564 54,375 8,081 7,862 2,560 476,504
5 Upper Abdomen Only 42,656 31,512 51,027 9,547 10,160 3,942 2,096 476 151,416
6 Upper Abdomen and Pelvis 238,805 166,316 152,211 54,129 59,550 14,886 9,376 3,189 698,462
7 Extremities 94,627 69,563 69,687 17,629 33,825 5,107 4,212 1,251 295,901
8 Chest, Abdomen, Pelvis and Neck 120,436 89,741 56,652 30,474 28,149 7,048 6,207 1,714 340,421
9 Brain, Chest and Upper Abdomen 17,675 10,796 33,520 4,474 2,089 2,608 1,076 184 72,422
10 Pelvimetry 11 4 27 6 7 0 0 6 61
11 Interventional Techniques 123,916 64,340 80,135 21,068 56,115 3,463 3,585 1,086 353,708
12 Angiography 132,120 68,134 56,519 21,343 30,865 4,422 4,323 1,204 318,930
13 Cone Beam Computed Tomography 19,860 20,127 11,146 2,367 4,581 918 1,170 44 60,213
Total 1,431,116 971,779 930,346 308,082 412,616 74,703 57,164 18,210 4,204,016
I3 Diagnostic Radiology Subgroup 1,217,766 845,405 749,054 244,885 373,937 66,651 38,495 18,204 3,554,397
1 Extremities
2 Shoulder or Hip Joint 689,771 523,614 441,796 157,247 227,343 43,787 21,586 11,919 2,117,063
3 Head 411,840 400,168 255,722 84,632 69,360 28,413 8,827 4,614 1,263,576
4 Spine 236,743 186,179 169,476 40,749 73,212 17,643 6,939 4,817 735,758
5 Bone Age and Skeletal Surveys 6,013 5,714 2,254 2,422 574 75 300 95 17,447
6 Thoracic 700,526 472,163 408,747 122,672 151,723 36,432 20,583 9,592 1,922,438
7 Urinary Tract 10,509 5,528 2,853 1,166 530 226 265 36 21,113
8 Alimentary Tract and Biliary System 86,455 59,810 49,698 14,955 18,395 5,003 2,100 1,143 237,559
9 For Localisation of Foreign Bodies 366 559 1,281 378 34 57 8 19 2,702
10 Breasts 160,525 102,173 77,249 28,891 29,847 6,622 6,014 1,910 413,231
12 With Opaque or Contrast Media 2,764 7,060 4,618 995 8,065 110 314 80 24,006
13 Angiography 37,178 18,330 8,040 2,476 8,235 682 1,295 69 76,305
14 Tomography 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
15 Fluoroscopic examination and report 60,551 45,153 37,364 16,193 24,861 4,580 2,034 701 191,437
16 Preparation for Radiological Procedure 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
17 Interventional Techniques 17,660 13,665 12,755 3,125 5,717 1,131 1,064 271 55,388
18 Flagfall for RACF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3,638,674 2,685,523 2,220,907 720,786 991,833 211,412 109,824 53,470 10,632,429
I4 Nuclear Medicine Imaging Subgroup 126,062 68,884 57,006 17,486 17,021 6,057 5,184 1,228 298,928
1 Nuclear Medicine - Non PET
2 PET 55,881 46,692 30,476 6,445 22,024 3,998 2,774 699 168,989
3 Adjunctive services 146,808 75,846 69,844 16,464 29,873 6,992 4,928 1,190 351,945
Total 328,751 191,422 157,326 40,395 68,918 17,047 12,886 3,117 819,862
I6 Miscellaneous Services Subgroup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Management of Bulk-Billed Services
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9,418,292 6,801,732 5,645,584 1,791,082 2,645,436 464,172 333,064 140,390 27,239,752

NB: The following groups are also part of this category

5 Diagnostic Imaging Services
State Total
NSW/ACT VIC/TAS QLD SA/NT WA
Services Services Services Services Services Services
Group Subgroup 63,918 47,442 33,604 10,216 13,460 168,640
I5 Magnetic resonance imaging 1 scan of head - for specified conditions
2 Scan of head - for specified conditions 45,096 52,028 23,222 10,779 16,539 147,664
3 Scan of head and neck vessels - for specified conditions 2,818 1,052 1,317 282 1,033 6,502
4 Scan of head and cervical spine-for specified conditions 776 454 272 76 54 1,632
5 Scan of head and cervical spine - for specified conditions 2,240 2,175 754 146 841 6,156
6 Scan of spine-one region or two contiguous regions for infection or tumour 4,556 4,717 2,466 1,191 1,297 14,227
7 Scan of spine-one or two contiguous regions-for other conditions 50,028 48,735 27,254 9,147 21,186 156,350
8 Scan/spine-three contiguous/two non contiguous regions/infection or tumour 3,481 2,932 2,368 619 649 10,049
9 Scan/spine-three contiguous/two non contiguous regions/other conditions 12,262 8,579 6,702 3,406 1,977 32,926
10 Scan of cervical spine and brachial plexus - specified conditions 1,046 875 612 243 423 3,199
11 Scan/musculoskeletal system-for tumour/infection/osteonecrosis 13,091 14,000 11,025 2,768 5,240 46,124
12 Scan/musculoskeletal system - for joint derangement 81,015 73,238 62,676 21,416 45,109 283,454
13 Scan/musculoskeletal system - for Gaucher disease 33 25 6 0 2 66
14 Scan of cardiovascular system - for specified conditions 2,185 1,268 1,373 175 753 5,754
15 Magnetic resonance angiography - scan of cardiovascular system 59 56 36 91 24 266
16 Magnetic resonance angiography - for specified conditions - under 16 yrs 1 2 2 0 0 5
17 MRI - person under 16 yrs for physeal fusion or Gaucher disease 0 1 0 6 0 7
18 MRI - person under 16 yrs for other conditions 114 208 84 19 51 476
19 Scan of body - for specified conditions 23,361 19,201 16,468 5,662 6,749 71,441
20 Scan of pelvis and upper abdomen for specified conditions 5,722 5,244 2,844 1,915 1,195 16,920
21 Scan of body/for suspected hepato-biliary/pancreatic pathology 14,444 13,103 6,905 3,071 3,616 41,139
22 Modifying items 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 PIP Prostheses 106 23 73 7 9 218
33 Scan of body - person under 16 yrs - general practice requests 9,144 6,552 6,504 1,859 3,369 27,428
34 Scan of body - person over 16 yrs - general practice requests 101,835 80,945 70,741 21,899 36,044 311,464
Total 437,331 382,855 277,308 94,993 159,620 1,352,107


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Last updated: 25 January 2024

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