Hey GPs - we radiologists are with you on MRIs

Effecting positive change. It’s one of the magical – if sometimes elusive – aspects of working in healthcare.

But when it comes to imaging, it looks like we might get a run on the board.

A Senate inquiry looking into the availability of medical imaging around Australia, in particular access to MRI, has just wrapped up.

I’m sure I don’t have to tell any GP about the limitations of the Federal Government’s current funding arrangements for MRI.

Complex eligibility rules for Medicare rebates, restricted GP referral rights and limited indications listed under