1713 – Cardiac MRI in the diagnosis of myocarditis

Page last updated: 26 October 2022

Application Detail

Description of Medical Service

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the heart to detect myocardial tissue using both non-contrast and contrast-enhanced techniques. The images can be used to detect myocardial inflammation, scars and/or necrosis.

Description of Medical Condition

Myocarditis is an inflammatory condition of the heart muscle. Myocarditis may be triggered by infection and autoimmune conditions, which includes drug reactions.Symptoms of myocarditis can include chest pain, shortness of breath, and swelling on the legs and ankles. Symptoms can present like those of a heart attack or heart failure.

Reason for Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type

Investigative technology

Previous Application Number/s

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form

Application Form (PDF 464 KB)
Application Form (Word 194 KB)

Consultation Survey

Consultation Survey (PDF 315 KB)
Consultation Survey (Word 72 KB)

PASC Consultation
PASC has requested the PICO be reconsidered at its December 2022 meeting, with further work being required to define the proposed population. Consultation closes 23 November 2022 for this application.

MSAC Consultation
MSAC consultation TBA – please subscribe to the MSAC Email Bulletin to be notified when consultation opens for this application

For further information please refer to PASC, ESC, MSAC Key Dates
For further information on the consultation process please refer to MSAC Consultation Process

PICO Confirmation

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Assessment Report

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Public Summary Document

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Meetings for this Application

PASC

11–12 August 2022
8–9 December 2022

ESC

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MSAC

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