Bone Densitometry

ItemsDescriptionsLimitations
12306The confirmation of a presumptive diagnosis of low bone mineral density made on the basis of;
1 or more fractures occurring after minimal trauma; or
for the monitoring of low bone mineral density proven by bone densitometry at least 12 months previously
1 service only in a period of 24 consecutive months
12312
  • prolonged glucocorticoid therapy;
  • conditions associated with excess glucocorticoid secretion;
  • male hypogonadism; or
  • female hypogonadism lasting more than 6 months before the age of 45.
1 service only in a period of 12 consecutive months
12315for the diagnosis and monitoring of bone loss associated with 1 or more of the following conditions
  • primary hyperparathyroidism;
  • chronic liver disease;
  • chronic renal disease;
  • proven malabsorptive disorders;
  • rheumatoid arthritis; or
  • conditions associated with thyroxine excess.
1 service only in a period of 24 consecutive months
12321for the measurement of bone density 12 months following a significant change in therapy (change in class of drugs not just dose changes) for
  • established low bone mineral density; or
  • the confirmation of a presumptive diagnosis of low bone mineral density made on the basis of 1 or more fractures occurring after minimal trauma.
1 service only in a period of 12 consecutive months
12323for the measurement of bone mineral density for a person aged 70 years or over. This number takes precedence over any other bone density number and should therefore be used in all patients over 70 years of age because there is no time restriction on this service.no limit
DEXAfor screening bone mineral density, which is not eligible for a Medicare rebate.