1702 – Abdominal MRI for rare genetic conditions associated with increased risk of renal tumours

Page last updated: 12 July 2023

Application Detail

Description of Medical Service

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the abdomen using gadolinium-based contrast, performed for the surveillance of patients with a confirmed clinical and/or molecular diagnosis of a condition known to carry an increased risk of the development of renal tumours.

Description of Medical Condition

A renal tumor is an abnormal growth in the kidney. Some renal masses are benign (not cancerous) and some are malignant (cancerous). A number of rare defined genetic conditions are strongly associated with the development of renal tumours over time. This includes (but is not limited to) Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, Von Hippel-Lindau disease, Birt-Hogg –Dube syndrome, hereditary leimyomatosis and renal cell cancer, Cowden syndrome, BAP1-associated cancer syndrome and paraganglioma. The commonest condition in this group of disorders is Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.

Reason for Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type

Investigative technology

Previous Application Number/s

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form

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Consultation Survey

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PASC Consultation
Consultation closed

MSAC Consultation
MSAC consultation closed Friday, 10 February 2023.

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PICO Confirmation

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Assessment Report


Public Summary Document

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Meetings for this Application


13-14 April 2022


9-10 February 2023


30-31 March 2023