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
12320for the measurement of bone mineral density, if:
  • the patient is 70 years of age or over; and
  • either:
    (i) the patient has not previously had bone densitometry; or
    (ii) the t score for the patient’s bone mineral density is -1.5 or more
1 service only in a 5 year period
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
12322for the measurement of bone mineral density, if:
  • the patient is 70 years of age or over; and
  • the t score for the patient’s bone mineral density is less than -1.5 but more than -2.5
1 service only in a 2 year period
DEXAfor screening bone mineral density, which is not eligible for a Medicare rebate.