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Type: Report
Title: Magnetic resonance imaging of patients with suspected (non-ischaemic) dilated cardiomyopathies
Author: Kessels, S.
Mittal, R.
Morona, J.
Newton, S.
Ellery, B.
Milverton, J.
Parsons, J.
Vogan, A.
Schubert, C.
Merlin, T.
Publisher: Commonwealth of Australia
Publisher Place: Canberra, ACT
Issue Date: 2016
ISSN: 1443-7139
Editor: Mason, J.
Assignee: Medical Service Advisory Committee
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Ms Sharon Kessels, Dr Ruchi Mittal, Dr Judy Morona, Ms Skye Newton, Mr Ben Ellery, Ms Joanne Milverton, Ms Jacqueline Parsons, Ms Arlene Vogan, Ms Camille Schubert and Assoc. Prof. Tracy Merlin, Dr John Younger, Assoc. Prof. John Atherton and Assoc. Prof. Andrew Taylor
Abstract: Magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). This imaging service would be used in the diagnosis and treatment planning of patients who are suspected of having non-ischaemic dilated cardiomyopathies (NIDCM). The target population comprises: i) people with heart failure (HF) symptoms in whom echocardiography is inconclusive; ii) people with HF symptoms and a low to intermediate risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) in whom echocardiography is suggestive of dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM); iii) asymptomatic first-degree relatives of someone diagnosed with NICDM and in whom echocardiography is inconclusive; or iv) asymptomatic first-degree relatives of someone diagnosed with NIDCM, with an intermediate to high risk of CAD, and in whom echocardiography is suggestive of DCM that requires further investigation prior to treatment.
Description: Assessment report
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