The Australian and New Zealand Working Group for Cardiovascular MRI (ANZCMR) recently finalised a draft Position Statement on Certification and Maintenance of Recognition in Cardiac MRI.
This Position Statement is being reviewed by the parent bodies of the ANZCMR, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ), who are working to ensure the Position Statement focuses on optimal health outcomes and best practice while reflecting the complexities of two different medical specialties and the need for robust yet practical training and ongoing competency requirements.
The Conjoint Committee membership consists of equal representation from RANZCR and CSANZ who are recognized experts in the field. The Secretariat and administration for this Committee is impartially supported by RANZCR.
The pathway for accreditation in Cardiac MRI as an Established Provider is now closed.
The Conjoint Committee continues to work with both CSANZ and RANZCR towards ratification of the training standards document for the Initial Provider pathway for cardiac MRI accreditation
In the meantime, the Conjoint Committee has established an Interim pathway to provide accreditation in cardiac MRI, in which applicants will be reviewed by the Committee on a case-by-case basis until the Initial Provider pathway is finalised, expected in early 2020.
The Conjoint Committee therefore invites suitably qualified providers of Cardiac MRI in Australia and New Zealand to apply for certification in Cardiac MRI via the Interim pathway: applicants are recommended to formulate their application, cover letter and logbook with reference to the Position Statement on Certification and Maintenance of Recognition in Cardiac MRI.
Applicants should be aware that any application which does not clearly meet approval by the Conjoint Committee Interim pathway will be held over for full consideration when the final Initial Provider pathway is available.
Cardiac MRI Interim Pathway Application Form
The following practitioners have satisfied the requirements of the Conjoint Committee for Certification in Cardiac MRI for inclusion on the register of established providers* in cardiac MRI in Australia and New Zealand.
*An Established Provider is defined as a specialist who has been performing Cardiac MRI as part of their ongoing role and practice and who has met all the required criteria identified in the relevant certification pathway prior to 1st May 2018.