1713 – Cardiac MRI in the diagnosis of myocarditis

Page last updated: 17 October 2023

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

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Application Form (Word 194 KB)

Consultation Survey

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

PASC Consultation
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MSAC Consultation
MSAC consultation input must be received by no later than Friday, 16 February 2024 for it to be considered by MSAC at its April 2024 meeting.

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PICO Confirmation

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Assessment Report


Public Summary Document


Meetings for this Application


11–12 August 2022
8–9 December 2022


15-16 February 2024


4-5 April 2024