Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Osteopaths can request diagnostic scans for their patients however only certain scans will be eligible for a Medicare Rebate.
For referrals from Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Osteopaths only, patients will be bulk-billed for the following Digital X-ray services at Melbourne Radiology Clinic.
Digital X-Ray (Bulk-Billed)
- Pelvis and / or hips
- Full spine / cervical, thoracic, lumbar
- Leg lengths
Digital X-ray (Limited Medicare Rebate)
- Other MSK region
Ultrasound (Limited Medicare Rebate)*
- 1 Region
*As this service attracts a small Medicare rebate only, patients may be advised to obtain a referral from their GP .
Leg length and full spine digital radiographs enable health care providers to accurately assess alignment of the legs and spine respectively on a single film (or digital image), as well as to evaluate for the presence of any leg length discrepancy.
Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Osteopaths can refer patients for a MRI scan, 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 Chiropractor, Physiotherapist and/or Osteopath 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.
Guide to Radiology Fees
- Melbourne Radiology Clinic has produced a one page guide to Radiology Fees for Chiropractors, Physiotherapists and Osteopaths which is available for practitioners on request.