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Feb 19th
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Melbourne Radiology Clinic is inner Melbourne’s only specialist, independent radiologist practice offering all major clinical modalities, including MRI.

Referrers - Medical Imaging Referrals - GPs, Specialists and Allied Health Practitioners - Melbourne Radiology

Podiatrists - Medical Imaging Referrals

Podiatrists may request diagnostic scans for their patients, however only certain scans will be eligible for a limited Medicare Rebate.

Medical Imaging Referrals for Podiatrists

Diagnostic Scans

For referrals from Podiatrists only, the following specific diagnostic imaging examinations are eligible for a limited Medicare Rebate.

Digital X-Ray (Limited Medicare Rebate)

  • Foot, Ankle, Leg, Knee, Femur (1 region)
  • Foot, Ankle, Leg, Knee, Femur (2 regions)

Ultrasound (Limited Medicare Rebate)

  • Midfoot or Hindfoot
  • Ankle or Hindfoot
  • Assessment of a mass associated with the skin or subcutaneous structures


Podiatrists can refer patients for a MRI scan, (e.g Midfoot, Forefoot, Ankle or Hindfoot) however MRI DOES NOT attract a Medicare rebate for these patients at Melbourne Radiology Clinic.

Interventional Radiology & Pain Management

Melbourne Radiology Clinic offers a range of Interventional Radiology procedures performed using ultrasound or CT imaging guidance.

A podiatrist can refer for an ultrasound guided injection, however this procedure would require the patient to pay the full private fee with no Medicare rebate available to be claimed.

For any injection it is recommended that patients obtain a GP referral in order to obtain a Medicare rebate for that procedure.

Ultrasound Guided Injections

  • Commonly used to treat arthritis, synovitis, capsulitis, plantar plate tears, bursitis, Morton's neuroma, tendinosis, tenosynovitis and plantar fasciosis/fasciitis.

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

  • RFA is predominantly used to treat Morton's neuroma and recalcitrant plantar fasciosis/fasciitis.

Guide to Radiology Fees

- Request Referral Forms
- Download Referral Form in PDF Version

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