The safe and effective practice of modern medicine draws on the outputs of health and medical research and a commitment to evidence-based clinical decision-making. Clinicians need to be research literate and research active, using their reflections on problems encountered on the ground to generate research questions to improve health outcomes.
RANZCR is committed to fostering a culture of research and has developed a Research Strategy to provide direction in respect of priorities and focus. We actively promote research by including it in the training program and encouraging its ongoing inclusion in the professional lives of our members.
The College is also working to provide resources, tools and support to help those engaged in research, those embarking on research for the first time, and those who want to keep up to date with research findings.
One of our key research resources is the publication of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology (JMIRO)
The College awards a number of prizes and grants to encourage Fellows, Educational Affiliates and students to become engaged in research.
Research opportunities are available from a number of different organisations in Australia, New Zealand and worldwide.
Cancer Council Australia
Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA)
Cancer Research Institute
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
The Churchill Trust- Churchill Fellowships
Australian Cancer Research Foundation
Cancer Council New South Wales
The University of Sydney- Master of Clinical Trials Research
Cancer Council South Australia
Cancer Council Tasmania
Cancer Council Victoria
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Cancer Council Western Australia
American Cancer Society
American Institute for Cancer Research
National Institute of Health-Office of Extramural Research
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Cancer Research UK
As well as JMIRO, there are a number of other reputable journals that publish research in clinical radiology and radiation oncology. Example journals include:
clinical radiology research publications
American Journal of Neuroradiology
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)-Radiographics
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)-Radiology
The Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Radiation Oncology Publications
American Journal of Clinical Oncology
International Agency for Research on Cancer
Radiation Therapy and Oncology (Journal of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology and affiliated to the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology)