Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme - Australian Government


You may require this accreditation if you operate a medical practice that provides diagnostic imaging (DI) services.

The Australian Government provides rebates for certain DI services. DI includes:

  • ultrasound
  • computed tomography
  • nuclear medicine
  • radiography
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • positron emission tomography
  • bone densitomography.

Radiology practices providing certain DI services must be accredited under stage one of the Diagnostic Imaging Accreditation Scheme to be eligible to provide those services under Medicare.

You may require this accreditation if your practice provides the items listed in the Diagnostic Imaging Services Table of the Medical Benefits Schedule, in these areas of service:

  • Ultrasound
  • Nuclear Medicine Imaging
  • Computed Tomography
  • General Radiology
  • Mammography
  • Angiography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Orthopantomography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this accreditation your practice will need to provide evidence of compliance with DIAS Practice Accreditation Standards at the entry level or full suite of Standards. You must also provide copies of state or territory registration, or a registration number which can be verified, for all medical practitioners and other registered health professionals (such as dentists) employed by or providing services to your diagnostic imaging practice and copies of equipment licences.

To be granted accreditation you must have a Location Specific Practice Number, which is used by the Department of Human Services to uniquely identify practice sites that provide diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology services.




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Other resources

Act(s) name

Health Insurance Act 1973 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Health Insurance Regulations 2018 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Health and Aged Care

Diagnostic Imaging Section

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