Quality and Standards

RANZCR aims to continually improve the quality and standards of clinical radiology and radiation oncology services in Australia and New Zealand. This is done by developing quality and safety resources and engaging with external stakeholders to support their implementation.


A central component of our quality and standards work involves the development and maintenance of documented standards for both professions.

To find current standards, see:

The development of standards is a continuing, consultative process. RANZCR welcomes feedback and suggestions for improvements that can be made to the standards. Please contact the Quality and Standards team with your feedback or suggestions.

Standards of Practice for Clinical Radiology

The Standards of Practice for Clinical Radiology present 16 standards developed for clinical radiology practices. Standards 1-8 cover generic requirements applicable to all medical imaging services; Standards 9-16 cover modality specific requirements, applicable depending on the scope of services provided by medical imaging services.

Radiation Oncology Practice Standards

The Radiation Oncology Practice Standards (ROPS) presents 16 standards developed for radiation therapy centres to assist, and achieve best practice by providing a framework of requirements. Supporting the ROPS, a Supplementary Guide was developed that incorporates useful information that can assist radiation therapy centres in implementing and working towards achieving the Standards.

Monitoring and Evaluation Framework

The purpose of the Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (the Framework) is to provide the guidance for conducting rigorous and transparent evaluation of programs, projects, strategies, policies, and initiatives to improve outcomes for RANZCR trainees, members, stakeholders, and patients.

The Framework will support best practice adherence to accepted standards as well as effective, efficient and appropriate use of resources and to foster a culture of continuous improvement and improved outcomes. 

Evaluation is an essential function at RANZCR and is carried out at all levels of the College. It ensures accountability and oversight for performance and results, in a transparent manner, and reinforces organisational learning in order to inform internal policy, compliance with the Australian Medical Council (AMC) standards, quality improvement, relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and impact of activities.

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Quality Projects

RANZCR also runs a number of specific initiatives in quality and safety. These projects aim to improve the quality and safety of radiology and radiation oncology services, and are particularly directed towards increasing the understanding of clinical radiology and radiation oncology in the community and among health professionals.

Targeting Cancer

The Targeting Cancer website is a trusted source of information about radiation therapy for cancer patients and their families, and health professionals, especially general practitioners.

Visit Targeting Cancer


InsideRadiology provides consumers and health professionals with free, accurate, up-to-date, and easily accessible information about medical imaging tests and procedures.

All information is written by Fellows of the College or other expert health professionals, and made as easy as possible to understand for consumers and healthcare professionals.

Visit InsideRadiology

Stillbirth Investigations

RANZCR was provided funding by the Australian Government to increase the radiology profession's ability to conduct perinatal post-mortem investigations as part of the National Stillbirth Action and Implementation Plan (NSAIP). The RANZCR Perinatal Post-mortem Investigation Training Package was developed to address the NSAIP's aims. The package provides radiologists with essential skills to conduct these investigations. The package includes resources for both radiologists and for parents and family.

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Digital Health

Digital information exchange in healthcare, particularly in diagnostic disciplines, is a high priority.
The College has been working for some years with others in the digital health space, to develop procedures that can meet these priorities, build on radiology's long track record in digital initiatives and interoperability, and help to further improve our service to patients and clinicians.

Areas of focus include:

  1. standardised terminology;
  2. universal electronic referrals;
  3. access to prior images across Australia; and
  4. electronic decision support.

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Past Projects

Information about past quality and safety activities, for example the Quality Use of Diagnostic Imaging (QUDI) program, is available from the past quality projects page.