MRI Registration for Accreditation is a quality assurance program for clinical images produced for MRI services in Australia and New Zealand. MRI services must participate to meet the Standards of Practice for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, and (in Australia) Health Insurance Commission regulations.
The registration process determines whether a practice providing MRI services in Australia meets the requirements for MRI services contained in the current version of the Standards of Practice for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. Registration is specific to each MRI machine.
When registering for MRI accreditation, practices are required to:
The two major components of the MRI Quality Program are the MRI Radiologist and the MRI Clinical Image Review.
The MRI Quality Program requires a practice to submit a package of specified MRI images generated by their MRI system, this is to demonstrate that they are of diagnostic quality. The images are submitted to the MRI Clinical Image Review Panel which comprises experienced MRI Radiologists.
All resources required to support these processes are provided below:
Practices providing MRI services should also note that all clinical radiologists providing MRI services need to demonstrate that they meet minimum MRI training requirements.
Medicare Australia uses 'participation in the RANZCR Quality and Accreditation Program' as one of the eligibility criteria under MRI Eligible Provider regulations. All eligible providers for MRI declare that they are participants in the Quality and Accreditation Program in their MRI Statutory Declarations to Medicare Australia, which means they are declaring that they are complying with MRI-specific CPD requirements in the Standards of Practice for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and, the MRI Quality Program.
MRI Quality and Accreditation Program Radiologist Participation Form
For details of current fees relating to MRI Registration see College Fees page
Please complete an MRI System registration form.
Practices may also re-register on an annual basis by completing the MRI Annual Re-registration Form