3.           About the PE and DVT Working Group

The Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis Working Group (the Working Group) was established to make recommendations to the MBS Review Taskforce on the review of MBS items within its remit, based on rapid evidence review and clinical expertise. The Working Group consists of seven members, whose names, positions/organisations, and declared conflicts of interest are listed in Section 3.1.

3.1        Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee members

Table 1: Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee Members

Name

Position/Organisation

Declared conflict of interest

Professor Ken Thomson (Chair)

Program Director, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Alfred Hospital

User of MBS services

Professor Stacy Goergen

Director of Research, Monash Imaging; Clinical Adjunct Professor, Southern Clinical School, Monash University

User of MBS services

Professor Alexander Pitman

Director of Nuclear Medicine and PET, Lake Imaging ;Adjunct Professor, Medical Imaging, University of Notre Dame

User of MBS services

Dr William Macdonald

Executive Director, Imaging West
Head, Nuclear Medicine, Fiona Stanley Hospital; President, Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists

User of MBS services

Dr Richard Ussher

Director of Training, Radiology, Ballarat Health Services; Director, Grampians BreastScreen

User of MBS services

Dr Walid Jammal

Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney; Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney; Private practice

User of MBS services

Associate Professor Rachael Moorin

Associate Professor, Health Policy & Management, School of Public Health, Curtin University; Principal Researcher, Health Centre of Excellence, Silver Chain Group; Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Western Australia

Nil

Dr David Brazier

Radiologist, Royal North Shore Hospital

User of MBS services

Dr Phil Hayward

Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation

Nil

Professor Jenny Doust

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice, Bond University; General Practitioner

User of MBS services

Ms Geraldine Robertson

MBS Review Representative Consumer, Consumers Health Forum & Breast Cancer Network Australia

Nil

Dr Matthew Andrews

MBS Review Taskforce (Ex-Officio)

User of MBS services

3.2        Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis Working Group members

Table 2: Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis Working Group Members

Name

Position/Organisation

Declared conflict of interest

Professor Alexander Pitman (Chair)

Director of Nuclear Medicine and PET, Lake Imaging

Professor, Medical Imaging, University of Notre Dame; Professor, Rural Clinical School and Department of Anatomy, the University of Melbourne

None to declare

(Employed as a radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist, and reports CTPA, VQ and DVT US studies as a fractional part of generalist clinical work)

Dr Walid Jammal

Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney

Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney

Private practice

Uses the MBS items under review

A/Professor
Taryn Bessen

Consultant Radiologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA

Head, Quality and Safety, SA Medical Imaging

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide

Uses the MBS items under review

A/Professor
John Troupis

Consultant Radiologist, Monash Health

Uses the MBS items under review

A/Professor
Mark Howard

Director, Victorian Respiratory Support Service, Austin Health

Board Member, Australasian Sleep Association

Uses the MBS items under review

A/Professor
David McClure

Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon, Barwon Health, Geelong

Associate Professor Vascular Surgery, Deakin University

Director, Geelong Vascular Service

Uses the MBS items under review

Dr Harry Gibbs

Medical Director, Vascular Laboratory, Alfred Hospital

Uses the MBS items under review

3.3        Conflicts of interest

All members of the Taskforce, Clinical Committees and Working Groups are asked to declare any conflicts of interest at the start of their involvement and reminded to update their declarations periodically.