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)

Research prizes and grants

The College awards a number of prizes and grants to encourage Fellows, Educational Affiliates and students to become engaged in research.

Other research opportunities

Research opportunities are available from a number of different organisations in Australia, New Zealand and worldwide.


Cancer Australia

Cancer Council Australia

Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA)

Cancer Research Institute

Medical Research Future Funds (MRFF) Frontier Health and Medical Research Program Stage One

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

The Churchill Trust - Churchill Fellowships

Brain Cancer Survivorship

$3 million is available for grants supporting research on brain cancer survivorship through the Brain Cancer Mission to support new approaches and technologies to improve communications between brain cancer survivors, their families, carers and health care professionals. Applications close on 20 October.

For more information visit the website.


Australian Cancer Research Foundation

Cancer Council New South Wales

The University of Sydney- Master of Clinical Trials Research




Research Publications

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

Abdominal Radiology

American Journal of Neuroradiology

Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology

Clinical Radiology

European Radiology

Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Oral Radiology

Paediatric Radiology

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)-Radiographics

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)-Radiology

Skeletal Radiology

The Journal of Nuclear Medicine


Radiation Oncology Publications

American Journal of Clinical Oncology

Cancer Australia

International Agency for Research on Cancer

Radiation Oncology

Radiation Therapy and Oncology (Journal of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology and affiliated to the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology)