Referral guidelines

CT spiral angiography

Item Description
57352 

Head and neck - The service is performed for the exclusion of arterial stenosis, occlusion, aneurysm or embolism

(a) the arch of the aorta; or
(b) the carotid arteries; or
(c) the vertebral arteries and their branches (head and neck);

1 in 12 months

57353

Chest, abdomen and arms - the service is performed for the exclusion of arterial stenosis, occlusion, aneurysm or embolism

(a) the ascending and descending aorta; or
(b) the common iliac and abdominal branches including upper limbs (chest, abdomen and upper limbs)

1 in 12 months

57354

Pelvis and legs - the service is performed for the exclusion of arterial stenosis, occlusion, aneurysm or embolism

(a) the descending aorta; or
(b) the pelvic vessels (aorto‑iliac segment) and lower limbs

1 in 12 months

57351 Angio follow up - The service is performed for the exclusion of acute or recurrent pulmonary embolism, acute symptomatic arterial occlusion, post‑operative complication of arterial surgery, acute ruptured aneurysm, or acute dissection of the aorta, carotid or vertebral artery. A service to which item 57352, 57353 or 57354 applies has been performed on the same patient within the previous 12 months.
 

NOTE: The following referral guide lines apply to all Angio numbers above;

Either:

(i) the service is requested by a specialist or consultant physician; or
(ii) the service is requested by a general practitioner and the request indicates that the patient’s case has been discussed with a specialist or consultant physician.

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