Diagnostic Imaging

The Commission is reviewing the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme Standards to minimise the risk of harm and improve the care of patients.

We are also preparing a diagnostic imaging accreditation model feasibility report.


The Health Insurance Act 1973 and the Health Insurance (Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation) Instrument 2020 provides the legislative framework for the introduction and operation of the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme for diagnostic imaging practices providing diagnostic imaging services under Medicare.

Diagnostic imaging includes the following modalities:

  • Ultrasound
  • Computed tomography
  • Diagnostic radiology
    • X-ray
    • mammography
    • angiography
    • fluoroscopy
    • orthopantomography
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Diagnostic Imaging Safety and Quality Consultation

Consultation on Diagnostic Imaging Safety and Quality is now closed. The Commission is now reviewing the information received during the consultation process. This information will be used to finalise the report.

Further information

If you have any questions relating to this consultation process, please contact the Commission’s Safety and Quality Advice Centre via AdviceCentre@safetyandquality.gov.au. If you would like to speak to someone, please provide a contact telephone number.