Appendix B                     Vascular Ultrasound items (Group I1 Subgroup 3) and Urological Ultrasound

Item

Descriptor

55220

DUPLEX SCANNING, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or bypass grafts in the lower limb OR of arteries and bypass grafts in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 of this Group applies  (R) (NK)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55221

DUPLEX SCANNING, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, for acute venous thrombosis, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 of this Group applies (R) (NK)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55222

DUPLEX SCANNING, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, for chronic venous disease, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 of this Group applies (R) (NK)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55223

DUPLEX SCANNING, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or bypass grafts in the upper limb OR of arteries and bypass grafts in the upper limb, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 of this Group applies (R) (NK)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55224

DUPLEX SCANNING, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the upper limb, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 of this Group applies (R) (NK)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55226

DUPLEX SCANNING, bilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of extra-cranial bilateral carotid and vertebral vessels, with or without subclavian and innominate vessels, with or without oculoplethysmography or peri-orbital Doppler examination, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 of this Groups applies (R) (NK)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55227

DUPLEX SCANNING involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of intra-abdominal, aorta and iliac arteries or inferior vena cava and iliac veins OR of intra-abdominal, aorta and iliac arteries and inferior vena cava and iliac veins, excluding pregnancy related studies, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 of this Group applies (R) (NK)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55228

DUPLEX SCANNING involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of renal or visceral vessels OR of renal and visceral vessels, including aorta, inferior vena cava and iliac vessels as required excluding pregnancy related studies, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 of this Group applies (R) (NK)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55229

DUPLEX SCANNING involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of intra-cranial vessels, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 of this Group applies (R) (NK)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55230

DUPLEX SCANNING involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of cavernosal artery of the penis following intracavernosal administration of a vasoactive agent, performed during the period of pharmacological activity of the injected agent, to confirm a diagnosis of vascular aetiology for impotence, where a specialist in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, urology, general surgery (sub-specialising in vascular surgery) or a consultant physician in nuclear medicine attends the patient in person at the practice location where the service is rendered, immediately prior to or for a period during the rendering of the service, and that specialist or consultant physician interprets the results and prepares a report, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 of this Group applies (R) (NK)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55232

DUPLEX SCANNING involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of cavernosal tissue of the penis to confirm a diagnosis and, where indicated, assess the progress and management of:

(a) priapism; or

(b) fibrosis of any type; or

(c) fracture of the tunica; or

(d) arteriovenous malformations;

where a specialist in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, urology, general surgery (sub-specialising in vascular surgery) or a consultant physician in nuclear medicine attends the patient in person at the practice location where the service is rendered, immediately prior to or for a period during the rendering of the service, and that specialist or consultant physician interprets the results and prepares a report, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 of this Groups applies (R) (NK)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55233

DUPLEX SCANNING, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of surgically created arteriovenous fistula or surgically created arteriovenous access graft in the upper or lower limb, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054) or 4 of this Group applies (R) (NK)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55235

DUPLEX SCANNING, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or veins OR arteries and veins, for mapping of bypass conduit prior to vascular surgery, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054), 3 or 4 of this Group applies - including any associated skin marking (R) (NK)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55236

DUPLEX SCANNING, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow spectral analysis and marking of veins in the lower limb below the inguinal ligament prior to varicose vein surgery, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of items 55026 and 55054), 3 or 4 of this Group applies - including any associated skin marking (R) (NK)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55238

DUPLEX SCANNING, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or bypass grafts in the lower limb OR of arteries and bypass grafts in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this Group applies - (R)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55244

DUPLEX SCANNING, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, for acute venous thrombosis, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this Group applies - (R)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55246

DUPLEX SCANNING, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the lower limb, below the inguinal ligament, for chronic venous disease, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this Group applies - (R)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55248

DUPLEX SCANNING, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of arteries or bypass grafts in the upper limb OR of arteries and bypass grafts in the upper limb, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this Group applies - (R)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55252

DUPLEX SCANNING, unilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of veins in the upper limb, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this Group applies - (R)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55274

DUPLEX SCANNING, bilateral, involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of extra-cranial bilateral carotid and vertebral vessels, with or without subclavian and innominate vessels, with or without oculoplethysmography or peri-orbital Doppler examination, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this Groups applies - (R)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55276

DUPLEX SCANNING involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of intra-abdominal, aorta and iliac arteries or inferior vena cava and iliac veins OR of intra-abdominal, aorta and iliac arteries and inferior vena cava and iliac veins, excluding pregnancy related studies, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this Group applies - (R)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55278

DUPLEX SCANNING involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of renal or visceral vessels OR of renal and visceral vessels, including aorta, inferior vena cava and iliac vessels as required excluding pregnancy related studies, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this Group applies - (R)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55280

DUPLEX SCANNING involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of intra-cranial vessels, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this Group applies - (R)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)

55282

DUPLEX SCANNING involving B mode ultrasound imaging and integrated Doppler flow measurements by spectral analysis of cavernosal artery of the penis following intracavernosal administration of a vasoactive agent, performed during the period of pharmacological activity of the injected agent, to confirm a diagnosis of vascular aetiology for impotence, where a specialist in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, urology, general surgery (sub-specialising in vascular surgery) or a consultant physician in nuclear medicine attends the patient in person at the practice location where the service is rendered, immediately prior to or for a period during the rendering of the service, and that specialist or consultant physician interprets the results and prepares a report, not being a service associated with a service to which an item in Subgroups 1 (with the exception of item 55054) or 4 of this Group applies - (R)

(See para DIQ of explanatory notes to this Category)