Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy for cancer

The following MBS item numbers are included in this clinical category. The following is an indicative list of MBS items that are covered in the clinical category. Other MBS items not listed here may also be covered. If you cannot find the item you are looking for, please speak with your insurer.

13760
In vitro processing (and cryopreservation) of bone marrow or peripheral blood for autologous stem cell transplantation as an adjunct to high dose chemotherapy for: .chemosensitive intermediate or high grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at high risk of relapse following first line chemotherapy; or . Hodgkin's disease which has relapsed following, or is refractory to, chemotherapy; or . Acute myelogenous leukaemia in first remission, where suitable genotypically matched sibling donor is not available for allogeneic bone marrow transplant; or . multiple myeloma in remission (complete or partial) following standard dose chemotherapy; or . small round cell sarcomas; or . primitive neuroectodermal tumour; or . germ cell tumours which have relapsed following, or are refractory to, chemotherapy; or . germ cell tumours which have had an incomplete response to first line therapy. - performed under the supervision of a consultant physician - each day.
13915
Cytotoxic chemotherapy, administration of, either by intravenous push technique (directly into a vein, or a butterfly needle, or the side-arm of an infusion) or by intravenous infusion of not more than 1 hours duration - payable once only on the same day, not being a service associated with photodynamic therapy with verteporfin or for the administration of drugs used immediately prior to, or with microwave (uhf radiowave) cancer therapy alone
13918
Cytotoxic chemotherapy, administration of, by intravenous infusion of more than 1 hours duration but not more than 6 hours duration - payable once only on the same day
13921
Cytotoxic chemotherapy, administration of, by intravenous infusion of more than 6 hours duration - for the first day of treatment
13924
Cytotoxic chemotherapy, administration of, by intravenous infusion of more than 6 hours duration - on each day subsequent to the first in the same continuous treatment episode
13927
Cytotoxic chemotherapy, administration of, either by intra-arterial push technique (directly into an artery, a butterfly needle or the side-arm of an infusion) or by intra-arterial infusion of not more than 1 hours duration - payable once only on the same day
13930
Cytotoxic chemotherapy, administration of, by intra-arterial infusion of more than 1 hours duration but not more than 6 hours duration - payable once only on the same day
13933
Cytotoxic chemotherapy, administration of, by intra-arterial infusion of more than 6 hours duration - for the first day of treatment
13936
Cytotoxic chemotherapy, administration of, by intra-arterial infusion of more than 6 hours duration - on each day subsequent to the first in the same continuous treatment episode
13939
Implanted pump or reservoir, loading of, with a cytotoxic agent or agents, not being a service associated with a service to which item 13915, 13918, 13921, 13924, 13927, 13930, 13933, 13936 or 13945 applies
13942
Ambulatory drug delivery device, loading of, with a cytotoxic agent or agents for the infusion of the agent or agents via the intravenous, intra-arterial or spinal routes, not being a service associated with a service to which item 13915, 13918, 13921, 13924, 13927, 13930, 13933, 13936 or 13945 applies
13945
Long-term implanted drug delivery device for cytotoxic chemotherapy, accessing of
13948
Cytotoxic agent, instillation of, into a body cavity
14221
Long-term implanted device for delivery of therapeutic agents, accessing of, not being a service associated with a service to which item 13945 applies
14245
Immunomodulating agent, administration of, by intravenous infusion for at least 2 hours duration - payable once only on the same day and where the agent is provided under section 100 of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
15000
Radiotherapy, superficial (including treatment with xrays, radium rays or other radioactive substances), not being a service to which another item in this Group applies each attendance at which fractionated treatment is given 1 field
15003
Radiotherapy, superficial (including treatment with x-rays, radium rays or other radioactive substances), not being a service to which another item in this Group applies - each attendance at which fractionated treatment is given - 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields
15006
Radiotherapy, superficial attendance at which a single dose technique is applied - 1 field
15009
Radiotherapy, superficial attendance at which a single dose technique is applied - 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields
15012
Radiotherapy, superficial each attendance at which treatment is given to an eye
15100
Radiotherapy, deep or orthovoltage each attendance at which fractionated treatment is given at 3 or more treatments per week - 1 field
15103
Radiotherapy, deep or orthovoltage each attendance at which fractionated treatment is given at 3 or more treatments per week - 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields (rotational therapy being 3 fields)
15106
Radiotherapy, deep or orthovoltage each attendance at which fractionated treatment is given at 2 treatments per week or less frequently - 1 field
15109
Radiotherapy, deep or orthovoltage each attendance at which fractionated treatment is given at 2 treatments per week or less frequently - 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields (rotational therapy being 3 fields)
15112
Radiotherapy, deep or orthovoltage attendance at which a single dose technique is applied - 1 field
15115
Radiotherapy, deep or orthovoltage attendance at which a single dose technique is applied - 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields (rotational therapy being 3 fields)
15211
Radiation oncology treatment, using cobalt unit or caesium teletherapy unit each attendance at which treatment is given 1 field
15214
Radiation oncology treatment, using cobalt unit or caesium teletherapy unit - each attendance at which treatment is given 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields (rotational therapy being 3 fields)
15215
Radiation oncology treatment, using a single photon energy linear accelerator with or without electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 1 field - treatment delivered to primary site (lung)
15218
Radiation oncology treatment, using a single photon energy linear accelerator with or without electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 1 field - treatment delivered to primary site (prostate)
15221
Radiation oncology treatment, using a single photon energy linear accelerator with or without electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 1 field - treatment delivered to primary site (breast)
15224
Radiation oncology treatment, using a single photon energy linear accelerator with or without electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 1 field - treatment delivered to primary site for diseases and conditions not covered by items 15215, 15218 and 15221
15227
Radiation oncology treatment, using a single photon energy linear accelerator with or without electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 1 field - treatment delivered to secondary site
15230
Radiation oncology treatment, using a single photon energy linear accelerator with or without electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields (rotational therapy being 3 fields) - treatment delivered to primary site (lung)
15233
Radiation oncology treatment, using a single photon energy linear accelerator with or without electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields (rotational therapy being 3 fields) - treatment delivered to primary site (prostate)
15236
Radiation oncology treatment, using a single photon energy linear accelerator with or without electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields (rotational therapy being 3 fields) - treatment delivered to primary site (breast)
15239
Radiation oncology treatment, using a single photon energy linear accelerator with or without electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields (rotational therapy being 3 fields) - treatment delivered to primary site for diseases and conditions not covered by items 15230, 15233 or 15236
15242
Radiation oncology treatment, using a single photon energy linear accelerator with or without electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields (rotational therapy being 3 fields) - treatment delivered to secondary site
15245
Rdiation onradiation oncology treatment, using a dual photon energy linear accelerator with a minimum higher energy of at least 10mv photons, with electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 1 field - treatment delivered to primary site (lung)cology treatment, using a dual photon energy linear accelerator with a minimum higher energy of 10mv photons or greater, with electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 1 field - treatment delivered to primary site (lung)
15248
Radiation oncology treatmeradiation oncology treatment, using a dual photon energy linear accelerator with a minimum higher energy of at least 10mv photons, with electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 1 field - treatment delivered to primary site (prostate)nt, using a dual photon energy linear accelerator with a minimum higher energy of 10mv photons or greater, with electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 1 field - treatment delivered to primary site (prostate)
15251
Radiation oncology treatradiation oncology treatment, using a dual photon energy linear accelerator with a minimum higher energy of at least 10mv photons, with electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 1 field - treatment delivered to primary site (breast)ment, using a dual photon energy linear accelerator with a minimum higher energy of 10mv photons or greater, with electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 1 field - treatment delivered to primary site (breast)
15254
Radiation oncology treatment, using a radiation oncology treatment, using a dual photon energy linear accelerator with a minimum higher energy of at least 10mv photons, with electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 1 field - treatment delivered to primary site for diseases and conditions not covered by items 15245, 15248 or 15251dual photon energy linear accelerator with a minimum higher energy of 10mv photons or greater, with electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 1 field - treatment delivered to primary site for diseases and conditions not covered by items 15245, 15248 or 15251
15257
Radiation oncologradiation oncology treatment, using a dual photon energy linear accelerator with a minimum higher energy of at least 10mv photons, with electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 1 field - treatment delivered to secondary sitey treatment, using a dual photon energy linear accelerator with a minimum higher energy of 10mv photons or greater, with electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 1 field - treatment delivered to secondary site
15260
Radiation oradiation oncology treatment, using a dual photon energy linear accelerator with a minimum higher energy of at least 10mv photons, with electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields (rotational therapy being 3 fields) - treatment delivered to primary site (lung)ncology treatment, using a dual photon energy linear accelerator with a minimum higher energy of 10mv photons or greater, with electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields (rotational therapy being 3 fields) - treatment delivered to primary site (lung)
15263
Radiation oncology treatment, using a dual photon energy linear accelerator with a minimum higher energy of at least 10mv photons, with electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields (rotational therapy being 3 fields) - treatment delivered to primary site (prostate)
15266
Radiation oncology treatment, using a dual photon energy linear accelerator with a minimum higher energy of at least 10mv photons, with electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields (rotational therapy being 3 fields) - treatment delivered to primary site (breast)
15269
Radiation oncology treatment, using a dual photon energy linear accelerator with a minimum higher energy of at least 10mv photons, with electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields (rotational therapy being 3 fields) - treatment delivered to primary site for diseases and conditions not covered by items 15260, 15263 or 15266
15272
Radiation oncology treatment, using a dual photon energy linear accelerator with a minimum higher energy of at least 10mv photons, with electron facilities - each attendance at which treatment is given - 2 or more fields up to a maximum of 5 additional fields (rotational therapy being 3 fields) - treatment delivered to secondary site
15275
Radiation oncology treatment with IGRT imaging facilities undertaken:(a) to implement an IMRT dosimetry plan prepared in accordance with item 15565; and (b) utilising an intensity modulated treatment delivery mode (delivered by a fixed or dynamic gantry linear accelerator or by a helical non C-arm based linear accelerator), once only at each attendance at which treatment is given.
15303
Intrauterine treatment alone using radioactive sealed sources having a half-life greater than 115 days using manual afterloading techniques (Anaes.)
15304
Intrauterine treatment alone using radioactive sealed sources having a half-life greater than 115 days using automatic afterloading techniques (Anaes.)
15307
Intrauterine treatment alone using radioactive sealed sources having a half-life of less than 115 days including iodine, gold, iridium or tantalum using manual afterloading techniques (Anaes.)
15308
Intrauterine treatment alone using radioactive sealed sources having a half-life of less than 115 days including iodine, gold, iridium or tantalum using automatic afterloading techniques (Anaes.)
15311
Intravaginal treatment alone using radioactive sealed sources having a half-life greater than 115 days using manual afterloading techniques (Anaes.)
15312
Intravaginal treatment alone using radioactive sealed sources having a half-life greater than 115 days using automatic afterloading techniques (Anaes.)
15315
Intravaginal treatment alone using radioactive sealed sources having a half-life of less than 115 days including iodine, gold, iridium or tantalum using manual afterloading techniques (Anaes.)
15316
Intravaginal treatment alone using radioactive sealed sources having a half-life of less than 115 days including iodine, gold, iridium or tantalum using automatic afterloading techniques (Anaes.)
15319
Combined intrauterine and intravaginal treatment using radioactive sealed sources having a half-life greater than 115 days using manual afterloading techniques (Anaes.)
15320
Combined intrauterine and intravaginal treatment using radioactive sealed sources having a half-life greater than 115 days using automatic afterloading techniques (Anaes.)
15323
Combined intrauterine and intravaginal treatment using radioactive sealed sources having a half-life of less than 115 days including iodine, gold, iridium, or tantalum using manual afterloading techniques (Anaes.)
15324
Combined intrauterine and intravaginal treatment using radioactive sealed sources having a half-life of less than 115 days including iodine, gold, iridium, or tantalum using automatic afterloading techniques (Anaes.)
15327
Implantation of a sealed radioactive source (having a half-life of less than 115 days including iodine, gold, iridium or tantalum) to a region, under general anaesthesia, or epidural or spinal (intrathecal) nerve block, requiring surgical exposure and using manual afterloading techniques (Anaes.)
15328
Implantation of a sealed radioactive source (having a half-life of less than 115 days including iodine, gold, iridium or tantalum) to a region, under general anaesthesia, or epidural or spinal (intrathecal) nerve block, requiring surgical exposure and using automatic afterloading techniques (Anaes.)
15331
Implantation of a sealed radioactive source (having a half-life of less than 115 days including iodine, gold, iridium or tantalum) to a site (including the tongue, mouth, salivary gland, axilla, subcutaneous sites), where the volume treated involves multiple planes but does not require surgical exposure and using manual afterloading techniques (Anaes.)
15332
Implantation of a sealed radioactive source (having a half-life of less than 115 days including iodine, gold, iridium or tantalum) to a site (including the tongue, mouth, salivary gland, axilla, subcutaneous sites), where the volume treated involves multiple planes but does not require surgical exposure and using automatic afterloading techniques (Anaes.)
15335
Implantation of a sealed radioactive source (having a half-life of less than 115 days including iodine, gold, iridium or tantalum) to a site where the volume treated involves only a single plane but does not require surgical exposure and using manual afterloading techniques (Anaes.)
15336
Implantation of a sealed radioactive source (having a half-life of less than 115 days including iodine, gold, iridium or tantalum) to a site where the volume treated involves only a single plane but does not require surgical exposure and using automatic afterloading techniques (Anaes.)
15338
Prostate, radioactive seed implantation of, radiation oncology component, using transrectal ultrasound guidance, for localised prostatic malignancy at clinical stages t1 (clinically inapparent tumour not palpable or visible by imaging) or t2 (tumour confined within prostate), with a gleason score of less than or equal to 7 and a prostate specific antigen (psa) of less than or equal to 10ng/ml at the time of diagnosis. the procedure must be performed at an approved site in association with a urologist.
15339
Removal of a sealed radioactive source under general anaesthesia, or under epidural or spinal nerve block (Anaes.)
15342
Construction and application of a radioactive mould using a sealed source having a half-life of greater than 115 days, to treat intracavity, intraoral or intranasal site
15345
Construction and application of a radioactive mould using a sealed source having a half-life of less than 115 days including iodine, gold, iridium or tantalum to treat intracavity, intraoral or intranasal sites
15348
Subsequent applications of radioactive mould referred to in item 15342 or 15345 each attendance
15351
Construction with or without first application of a radioactive mould not exceeding 5 cm in diameter to an external surface
15354
Construction and first application of a radioactive mould more than 5 cm in diameter to an external surface
15357
Attendance upon a patient to apply a radioactive mould constructed for application to an external surface of the patient other than an attendance which is the first attendance to apply the mould each attendance
15500
Radiation field setting using a simulator or isocentric xray or megavoltage machine or CT of a single area for treatment by a single field or parallel opposed fields (not being a service associated with a service to which item 15509 applies)
15503
Radiation field setting using a simulator or isocentric xray or megavoltage machine or CT of a single area, where views in more than 1 plane are required for treatment by multiple fields, or of 2 areas (not being a service associated with a service to which item 15512 applies)
15506
Radiation field setting using a simulator or isocentric xray or megavoltage machine or CT of 3 or more areas, or of total body or half body irradiation, or of mantle therapy or inverted Y fields, or of irregularly shaped fields using multiple blocks, or of offaxis fields or several joined fields (not being a service associated with a service to which item 15515 applies)
15509
Radiation field setting using a diagnostic xray unit of a single area for treatment by a single field or parallel opposed fields (not being a service associated with a service to which item 15500 applies)
15512
Radiation field setting using a diagnostic xray unit of a single area, where views in more than 1 plane are required for treatment by multiple fields, or of 2 areas (not being a service associated with a service to which item 15503 applies)
15513
Radiation source localisation using a simulator or x-ray machine or CT of a single area, where views in more than 1 plane are required, for brachytherapy treatment planning for i125 seed implantation of localised prostate cancer, in association with item 15338
15515
Radiation field setting using a diagnostic xray unit of 3 or more areas, or of total body or half body irradiation, or of mantle therapy or inverted Y fields, or of irregularly shaped fields using multiple blocks, or of offaxis fields or several joined fields (not being a service associated with a service to which item 15506 applies)
15518
Radiation Dosimetry by a CT interfacing planning computer for megavoltage or teletherapy radiotherapy by a single field or parallel opposed fields to 1 area with up to 2 shielding blocks
15521
Radiation Dosimetry by a CT interfacing planning computer for megavoltage or teletherapy radiotherapy to a single area by 3 or more fields, or by a single field or parallel opposed fields to 2 areas, or where wedges are used
15524
Radiation Dosimetry by a CT interfacing planning computer for megavoltage or teletherapy radiotherapy to 3 or more areas, or by mantle fields or inverted Y fields or tangential fields or irregularly shaped fields using multiple blocks, or offaxis fields, or several joined fields
15527
Radiation Dosimetry by a non CT interfacing planning computer for megavoltage or teletherapy radiotherapy by a single field or parallel opposed fields to 1 area with up to 2 shielding blocks
15530
Radiation Dosimetry by a non CT interfacing planning computer for megavoltage or teletherapy radiotherapy to a single area by 3 or more fields, or by a single field or parallel opposed fields to 2 areas, or where wedges are used
15533
Radiation Dosimetry by a non CT interfacing planning computer for megavoltage or teletherapy radiotherapy to 3 or more areas, or by mantle fields or inverted Y fields, or tangential fields or irregularly shaped fields using multiple blocks, or offaxis fields, or several joined fields
15536
Brachytherapy planning, computerised radiation dosimetry
15539
Brachytherapy planning, computerised radiation dosimetry for i125 seed implantation of localised prostate cancer, in association with item 15338
15550
Simulation for three dimensional conformal radiotherapy without intravenous contrast medium, where: (a) treatment set up and technique specifications are in preparations for three dimensional conformal radiotherapy dose planning; and (b) patient set up and immobilisation techniques are suitable for reliable ct image volume data acquisition and three dimensional conformal radiotherapy treatment; and (c) a high-quality ct-image volume dataset must be acquired for the relevant region of interest to be planned and treated; and (d) the image set must be suitable for the generation of quality digitally reconstructed radiographic images
15553
Simulation for three dimensional conformal radiotherapy pre and post intravenous contrast medium, where: (a) treatment set up and technique specifications are in preparations for three dimensional conformal radiotherapy dose planning; and (b) patient set up and immobilisation techniques are suitable for reliable ct image volume data acquisition and three dimensional conformal radiotherapy treatment; and (c) a high-quality ct-image volume dataset must be acquired for the relevant region of interest to be planned and treated; and (d) the image set must be suitable for the generation of quality digitally reconstructed radiographic images
15555
Simulation for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (imrt), with or without intravenous contrast medium, if: 1. treatment set-up and technique specifications are in preparations for three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy dose planning; and 2. patient set-up and immobilisation techniques are suitable for reliable ct-image volume data acquisition and three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy; and 3. a high-quality ct-image volume dataset is acquired for the relevant region of interest to be planned and treated; and 4. the image set is suitable for the generation of quality digitally-reconstructed radiographic images.
15556
Dosimetry for three dimensional conformal radiotherapy of level 1 complexity where: (a) dosimetry for a single phase three dimensional conformal treatment plan using ct image volume dataset and having a single treatment target volume and organ at risk; and (b) one gross tumour volume or clinical target volume, plus one planning target volume plus at least one relevant organ at risk as defined in the prescription must be rendered as volumes; and (c) the organ at risk must be nominated as a planning dose goal or constraint and the prescription must specify the organ at risk dose goal or constraint; and (d) dose volume histograms must be generated, approved and recorded with the plan; and (e) a ct image volume dataset must be used for the relevant region to be planned and treated; and (f) the ct images must be suitable for the generation of quality digitally reconstructed radiographic images
15559
Dosimetry for three dimensional conformal radiotherapy of level 2 complexity where: (a) dosimetry for a two phase three dimensional conformal treatment plan using ct image volume dataset(s) with at least one gross tumour volume, two planning target volumes and one organ at risk defined in the prescription; or (b) dosimetry for a one phase three dimensional conformal treatment plan using ct image volume datasets with at least one gross tumour volume, one planning target volume and two organ at risk dose goals or constraints defined in the prescription; or (c) image fusion with a secondary image (ct, mri or pet) volume dataset used to define target and organ at risk volumes in conjunction with and as specified in dosimetry for three dimensional conformal radiotherapy of level 1 complexity. All gross tumour targets, clinical targets, planning targets and organs at risk as defined in the prescription must be rendered as volumes. The organ at risk must be nominated as planning dose goals or constraints and the prescription must specify the organs at risk as dose goals or constraints. Dose volume histograms must be generated, approved and recorded with the plan. a ct image volume dataset must be used for the relevant region to be planned and treated. The ct images must be suitable for the generation of quality digitally reconstructed radiographic images
15562
Dosimetry for three dimensional conformal radiotherapy of level 3 complexity - where: (a) dosimetry for a three or more phase three dimensional conformal treatment plan using ct image volume dataset(s) with at least one gross tumour volume, three planning target volumes and one organ at risk defined in the prescription; or (b) dosimetry for a two phase three dimensional conformal treatment plan using ct image volume datasets with at least one gross tumour volume, and (i) two planning target volumes; or (ii) two organ at risk dose goals or constraints defined in the prescription. or (c) dosimetry for a one phase three dimensional conformal treatment plan using ct image volume datasets with at least one gross tumour volume, one planning target volume and three organ at risk dose goals or constraints defined in the prescription; or (d) image fusion with a secondary image (ct, mri or pet) volume dataset used to define target and organ at risk volumes in conjunction with and as specified in dosimetry for three dimensional conformal radiotherapy of level 2 complexity. All gross tumour targets, clinical targets, planning targets and organs at risk as defined in the prescription must be rendered as volumes. The organ at risk must be nominated as planning dose goals or constraints and the prescription must specify the organs at risk as dose goals or constraints. Dose volume histograms must be generated, approved and recorded with the plan. a ct image volume dataset must be used for the relevant region to be planned and treated. The ct images must be suitable for the generation of quality digitally reconstructed radiographic images
15565
Preparation of an IMRT DOSIMETRY PLAN, which uses one or more CT image volume datasets, if: (a)in preparing the IMRT dosimetry plan: (i)the differential between target dose and normal tissue dose is maximised, based on a review and assessmentby a radiation oncologist; and (ii)all gross tumour targets, clinical targets, planning targets and organs at risk are rendered as volumes as defined in the prescription; and (iii)organs at risk are nominated as planning dose goals or constraints and the prescription specifies the organs at risk as dose goals or constraints; and (iv)dose calculations and dose volume histograms are generated in an inverse planned process, using a specialised calculation algorithm, with prescription and plan details approved and recorded in the plan; and (v)a CT image volume dataset is used for the relevant region to be planned and treated; and (vi)the CT images are suitable for the generation of quality digitally reconstructed radiographic images; and (b) the final IMRT dosimetry plan is validated by the radiation therapist and the medical physicist, using robust quality assurance processes that include: (i)determination of the accuracy of the dose fluence delivered by the multi-leaf collimator and gantryposition (static or dynamic); and (ii)ensuring that the plan is deliverable, data transfer is acceptable and validation checks are completed on a linear accelerator; and (iii)validating the accuracy of the derived IMRT dosimetry plan; and (c)the final IMRT dosimetry plan is approved by the radiation oncologist prior to delivery.
15600
Stereotactic radiosurgery, including all radiation oncology consultations, planning, simulation, dosimetry and treatment
15700
Radiation oncology treatment verification - single projection (with single or double exposures) – when prescribed and reviewed by a radiation oncologist and not associated with item 15705 or 15710 - each attendance at which treatment is verified (ie maximum one per attendance).
15705
radiation oncology treatment verification - multiple projection acquisition when prescribed and reviewed by a radiation oncologist and not associated with item 15700 or 15710 - each attendance at which treatment involving three or more fields is verified (ie maximum one per attendance).
15710
Radiation oncology treatment verification - volumetric acquisition, when prescribed and reviewed by a radiation oncologist and not associated with item 15700 or 15705 each attendance at which treatment involving three fields or more is verified (ie maximum one per attendance). (see para t2.5 of explanatory notes to this category)
15715
Radiation oncology treatment verification of planar or volumetric IGRT for IMRT, involving the use of at least 2 planar image views or projections or 1 volumetric image set to facilitate a 3-dimensional adjustment to radiation treatment field positioning, if: (a) the treatment technique is classified as imrt; and (b) the margins applied to volumes (clinical target volume or planning target volume) are tailored or reduced to minimise treatment related exposure of healthy or normal tissues; and (c) the decisions made using acquired images are based on action algorithms and are given effect immediately prior to or during treatment delivery by qualified and trained staff considering complex competing factors and using software driven modelling programs; and (d) the radiation treatment field positioning requires accuracy levels of less than 5mm (curative cases) or up to 10mm (palliative cases) to ensure accurate dose delivery to the target; and (e) the image decisions and actions are documented in the patient s record; and (f) the radiation oncologist is responsible for supervising the process, including specifying the type and frequency of imaging, tolerance and action levels to be incorporated in the process, reviewing the trend analysis and any reports and relevant images during the treatment course and specifying action protocols as required; and (g) when treatment adjustments are inadequate to satisfy treatment protocol requirements, replanning is required; and(h) the imaging infrastructure (hardware and software) is linked to the treatment unit and networked to an image database, enabling both on line and off line reviews.
15800
Brachytherapy treatment verification - maximum of one only for each attendance.
15850
Radiation source localisation using a simulator, x-ray machine, ct or ultrasound of a single area, where views in more than one plane are required, for brachytherapy treatment planning, not being a service to which item 15513 applies.
15900
Breast, malignant tumour, targeted intraoperative radiotherapy, using an intrabeam device, delivered at the time of breast-conserving surgery (partial mastectomy or lumpectomy) for a patient who: a) is 45 years of age or more; and b) has a t1 or small t2 (less than or equal to 3cm in diameter) primary tumour; andc) has an histologic grade 1 or 2 tumour; and d) has an oestrogen-receptor positive tumour; and e) has a node negative malignancy; and f) is suitable for wide local excision of a primary invasive ductal carcinoma that was diagnosed as unifocal on conventional examination and imaging; and g) has no contra-indications to breast irradiation
16003
Intracavity administration of a therapeutic dose of yttrium 90 not including preliminary paracentesis, not being a service associated with selective internal radiation therapy or to which item 35404, 35406 or 35408 applies (Anaes.)
16006
Administration of a therapeutic dose of Iodine 131 for thyroid cancer by single dose technique
16009
Administration of a therapeutic dose of Iodine 131 for thyrotoxicosis by single dose technique
16012
Intravenous administration of a therapeutic dose of Phosphorous 32
16015
Administration of Strontium 89 for painful bony metastases from carcinoma of the prostate where hormone therapy has failed and either:(i) the disease is poorly controlled by conventional radiotherapy; or (ii) conventional radiotherapy is inappropriate, due to the wide distribution of sites of bone pain
16018
Administration of 153 Sm-lexidronam for the relief of bone pain due to skeletal metastases (as indicated by a positive bone scan) where hormonal therapy and/or chemotherapy have failed and either the disease is poorly controlled by conventional radiotherapy or conventional radiotherapy is inappropriate, due to the wide distribution of sites of bone pain
30400
Laparotomy with insertion of portacath for administration of cytotoxic therapy including placement of reservoir (Anaes.) (Assist.)
34521
Intra-abdominal artery or vein, cannulation of, for infusion chemotherapy, by open operation (excluding aftercare) (Anaes.) (Assist.)
34524
Arterial cannulation for infusion chemotherapy by open operation, not being a service to which item 34521 applies (excluding after-care) (Anaes.) (Assist.)
34527
Central vein catheterisation by open technique, using subcutaneous tunnel with pump or access port as with central venous line catheter or other chemotherapy delivery device, including any associated percutaneous central vein catheterization, on a person 10 years of age or over (Anaes.)
34528
Central vein catheterisation by percutaneous technique, using subcutaneous tunnel with pump or access port as with central venous line catheter or other chemotherapy delivery device, on a person 10 years of age or over (Anaes.)
34529
Central vein catheterisation by open technique, using subcutaneous tunnel with pump or access port as with central venous line catheter or other chemotherapy delivery device, including any associated percutaneous central vein catheterization, on a person under 10 years of age (Anaes.)
34530
Central venous line, or other chemotherapy device, removal of, by open surgical procedure in the operating theatre of a hospital on a person 10 years of age or over (Anaes.)
34533
Isolated limb perfusion, including cannulation of artery and vein at commencement of procedure, regional perfusion for chemotherapy, or other therapy, repair of arteriotomy and venotomy at conclusion of procedure (excluding aftercare) (Anaes.) (Assist.)
34534
Central vein catheterisation by percutaneous technique, using subcutaneous tunnel with pump or access port as with central venous line catheter or other chemotherapy delivery device, on a person under 10 years of age (Anaes.)
34539
Tunnelled cuffed catheter, or similar device, removal of, by open surgical procedure (Anaes.)
34540
Central venous line, or other chemotherapy device, removal of, by open surgical procedure in the operating theatre of a hospital, on a person under 10 years of age (Anaes.)
35404
Dosimetry, handling and injection of sir-Spheres for selective internal radiation therapy of hepatic metastases which are secondary to colorectal cancer and are not suitable for resection or ablation, used in combination with systemic chemotherapy using 5-fluorouracil (5fu) and leucovorin, not being a service to which item 35317, 35319, 35320 or 35321 applies The procedure must be performed by a specialist or consultant physician recognised in the specialties of nuclear medicine or radiation oncology on an admitted patient in a hospital. to be claimed once in the patient's lifetime only.
35406
Trans-femoral catheterisation of the hepatic artery to administer sir-Spheres to embolise the microvasculature of hepatic metastases which are secondary to colorectal cancer and are not suitable for resection or ablation, for selective internal radiation therapy used in combination with systemic chemotherapy using 5-fluorouracil (5fu) and leucovorin, not being a service to which item 35317, 35319, 35320 or 35321 applies excluding associated radiological services or preparation, and excluding aftercare (Anaes.) (Assist.)
35408
Catheterisation of the hepatic artery via a permanently implanted hepatic artery port to administer sir-Spheres to embolise the microvasculature of hepatic metastases which are secondary to colorectal cancer and are not suitable for resection or ablation, for selective internal radiation therapy used in combination with systemic chemotherapy using 5-fluorouracil (5fu) and leucovorin, not being a service to which item 35317, 35319, 35320 or 35321 applies excluding associated radiological services or preparation, and excluding aftercare (Anaes.) (Assist.)
50950
Unresectable primary malignant tumour of the liver, destruction of, by percutaneous radiofrequency ablation or percutaneous microwave tissue ablation (including any associated imaging services), other than a service associated with a service to which item 30419 or 50952 applies (Anaes.)
50952
Unresectable primary malignant tumour of the liver, destruction of, by open or laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation or open or laparoscopic microwave tissue ablation (including any associated imaging services), if a multi‑disciplinary team has assessed that percutaneous radiofrequency ablation or percutaneous microwave tissue ablation cannot be performed or is not practical because of one or more of the following clinical circumstances: (a) percutaneous access cannot be achieved; (b) vital organs or tissues are at risk of damage from the percutaneous radiofrequency ablation or percutaneous microwave tissue ablation procedure; (c) resection of one part of the liver is possible, however there is at least one primary liver tumour in an unresectable portion of the liver that is suitable for radiofrequency ablation or microwave tissue ablation; other than a service associated with a service to which item30419 or 50950 applies. (Anaes.)


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