1734 – Intravascular lithotripsy for the treatment of moderately or severely calcified peripheral artery disease

Page last updated: 27 January 2023

Application Detail

Description of Medical Service

Intravascular lithotripsy involves mounting multiple emitters on a traditional angioplasty balloon catheter, which is used to create micro fractures in calcified plaque within arteries.

Description of Medical Condition

Peripheral artery disease is a condition in which the build-up of fatty deposits (plaque) results in narrowed arteries and reduced blood flow to the arms or legs. The build-up of plaque can cause the arteries to stiffen or calcify. This condition most commonly affects the arteries leading to the legs or feet.

Reason for Application

New MBS item

Medical Service Type

Therapeutic technology

Previous Application Number/s

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form

Application Form (PDF 1661 KB)
Application Form (Word 213 KB)

Consultation Survey

Consultation Survey (PDF 652 KB)
Consultation Survey (Word 27 KB)

PASC Consultation
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MSAC Consultation
MSAC consultation input must be received by no later than Friday, 6 October 2023 for it to be considered by MSAC at its November 2023 meeting.

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PICO Confirmation

PICO Confirmation (PDF 1895 KB)
PICO Confirmation (Word 686 KB)

Assessment Report


Public Summary Document


Meetings for this Application


13–14 April 2023


5-6 October 2023


23-24 November 2023