Our Consultations

RANZCR values professional input from members and regularly seeks member feedback on the development of professional documents, reports and submissions. When the College opens a consultation, details are listed on this page.

Standards of Practice for Clinical Radiology Version 11

Overview
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) is seeking feedback on the draft Standards of Practice for Clinical Radiology Version 11. The Safety, Quality and Standards Committee (SQSC) and modality-based reference groups, on behalf of the Faculty of Clinical Radiology (FCR) Council, provided an independent and unbiased review and critique of the existing version 10.2 of the Standards of Practice for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology in preparation for the release of version 11 (to be renamed, Standards of Practice for Clinical Radiology).

The FCR would like to invite all members and interested stakeholders to review and provide feedback on the draft content.

Specialty
Clinical radiology

Information on how to submit comments
The College would appreciate any feedback or comments from members or organisations through the following link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/SOPv11

Please respond to the survey by midnight 1 April 2018, further contact details can be found on the introduction page of the survey.

 

Image Interpretation by Radiographers – Not the Right Solution

Overview
In recent times there have been moves to expand the role of radiographers to include commenting and interpretation of imaging studies. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) Faculty of Clinical Radiology (FCR) developed a position statement titled Image Interpretation by Radiographers – Not the Right Solution to consolidate our position on these activities.

The FCR would like to invite members to review and provide feedback on the draft position statement Image Interpretation by Radiographers – Not the Right Solution which is available under relevant documentation.

Specialty
Clinical radiology

Information on how to submit comments
Please respond by 7 March 2018 including the page number to which your comments are relevant. Correspondence can be directed to Melissa Doyle via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 02 9268 9777.

Relevant documentation 
Image Interpretation by Radiographers – Not the Right Solution

 

Position Statement on Initial Certification and Recertification for Cardiac MRI

Overview
In 2014 the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand invited College representatives to work with CSANZ representatives within the Australian and New Zealand Working Group for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (ANZCMR) on a position statement outlining requirements for imaging specialists and centres performing adult cardiac MRI. The policy developmental process adopted by ANZCMR included a landscape survey of current status and practices, the data from which provided valuable information which was used in determining the training requirements. The College now seeks your input on the training requirements outlined within the draft position statement, in respect of both individual specialists and training sites.
The draft statement advocates continuing involvement by specialists in maintenance of professional standards, with a strong emphasis on engagement in cardiac MRI-specific education and collaboration with specialists who use cardiac MRI data for clinical decision-making. The document details the process for established providers to gain certification (also known as grandfathering) and the process of recertification. Importantly, ANZCMR has carefully considered the geographical location and structure of services to help ensure ready access to training and ongoing recertification throughout Australia and New Zealand and provide opportunity for further training sites to be established. 

Specialty
Clinical radiology

Information on how to submit comments
Please return your feedback to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 20 February 2018. Your participation will help us to refine and strengthen a key policy affecting an important and growing subspecialty in the radiological community.

Relevant documentation
Position Statement on Initial Certification and Recertification for Cardiac MRI
Feedback Form for Cardiac MRI Member Consultation

 

Training Requirements for CTCA Specialists

Overview
The requirements for training and maintenance of currency in CTCA have been reviewed and revised by the Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in CT Coronary Angiography. This Committee comprises three nominated representatives from each of the Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists (AANMS), the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. The Training Requirements for CTCA Specialists was developed in 2009 on a consensus basis by the Committee, and changes to this document require approval from all three parent bodies. The document sets out training requirements that apply to Cardiologists, Nuclear Medicine Specialists and Radiologists, and this document is the defining policy of the Conjoint Committee for Recognition of Training in CT Coronary Angiography (CTCA).

The proposed changes to the document, which are highlighted in the Training Requirements for CTCA Specialists Version 5 DRAFT are:

  • 1.2 Definitions:  new definition for Cardiac CT CPD has been added

  • 4.2 Level A CTCA Specialist – Training requirements for independent supervision and reporting of CTCA examinations: Expanded to include the acknowledgement and allowance of structured Imaging Fellowships

  •  5.1 Recertification Pathway 1: The order of recertification Pathways has been adjusted

  •  5.1.2 Level B CTCA Specialist recertification of registration: Reduced case numbers required for recertification via this Pathway

  • 5.3 Recertification Pathway 2: The order of recertification Pathways has been adjusted

  • 7 Recognition of Experience for Level B CTCA Specialists – new addition to the document that recognises the experience of Specialists who have been qualified for three or more sequential recertification cycles

Specialty
Clinical radiology

Information on how to submit comments
Please take the time to view the document and provide your feedback on which the Faculty Council will base any decisions or recommendations. Please return the feedback form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 20 February 2018.

Relevant documentation
Training Requirements for CTCA Specialists Version 5 DRAFT
Feedback Form for Review of CTCA Training Requirements


Guidelines for Quality Control Testing for Digital (CR & DR) Mammography

Overview
The Guidelines for Quality Control Testing for Digital (CR & DR) Mammography assist clinical radiologists, radiographers, and mammography equipment assessors in addressing quality control requirements relating to the Mammography Quality Assurance Program. The main driver for the revision of the Guidelines has been the need to produce a set of digital mammography (DM) quality control tests that reflect the technical advances made to DM equipment incorporating Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) in recent years. The tests in the revised version match the sophistication of DM equipment available in 2017. Please note that all substantive draft changes have been highlighted by using red text.

Specialty
Clinical radiology

Information on how to submit comments
Any feedback, comments, or queries on the Guidelines for Quality Control Testing for Digital (CR & DR) Mammography draft, should be directed to Ms Leanne Wilson, Standards of Practice and Accreditation Officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9:00am on Monday 23 February 2018.

Relevant Documentation
Guidelines for Quality Control Testing for Digital CR DR Mammography V4

 


 

Browse our submissions and professional documents to view the outcomes of previous consultations below.

Submissions 

Professional documents