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 and RANZCR will be providing the Secretariat and administration for this Committee.
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.
The Conjoint Committee therefore invites providers of Cardiac MRI in Australia and New Zealand to apply for certification in Cardiac MRI via the Interim Pathway.
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.