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The News and Media section of the website provides the latest information on activities within the College, and the clinical radiology and radiation oncology professions.

Clinical Radiology
Medical imaging is integral to the provision of modern medical care; it provides a wealth of information Medical imaging is integral to the provision of modern medical care; it provides a wealth of information that is increasingly relied upon in the clinical management of patients and treatment...
Clinical Radiology
This section has received an interim review for the publication of Version 11 and is currently undergoing comprehensive review. Results of the latter will be published in due course. RANZCR determines that there are two tiers of interventional radiology: Tier A and Tier B. These are defined in...
Clinical Radiology
Australian women with potential pregnancy abnormalities will now be able to access a Medicare rebate for MRI scans providing vital information on the health of their unborn baby after a successful application to Medicare by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). The...
Radiation Oncology
The Faculty of Radiation Oncology (the Faculty) appreciated having had the opportunity to work constructively with the Urology Clinical Committee during the course of its work. We welcome the opportunity to provide feedback on the MBS Review Taskforce Report from the Urology Clinical Committee and...
Clinical Radiology
RANZCR Submission to the Report from the Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Committee 1. Imaging of Head and Neck Recommendation 1: Consolidate x-ray items for petrous temporal bone (items 57906 and 57909) with mastoid bone (items 57920 and 57923). 1. Imaging of Head and Neck: RANZCR supports this...
Clinical Radiology
RANZCR supports this recommendation and the generic embolisation item number. Currently interventional radiologists use the embolisation code to treat varicoceles via endovascular techniques regularly, as a minimally invasive, non-surgical approach. This is an alternative to laparoscopic or...
Clinical Radiology
RANZCR supports the recommendation for the indications outlined above with a comment. The two-year restriction should not apply as there are occasions where endometriosis surgery is needed more than once within 2 years. RANZCR recommends that the changes to item 63440 are made without going...
Clinical Radiology
Procedures in Pain Medicine There has been some concerning policy activity relating to pain procedures in recent weeks. Thanks to a group of passionate and proactive members, we as a College were able to respond strongly and swiftly to protect the patients who need these treatments, and the...
Clinical Radiology Radiation Oncology
Healthcare innovation in Australia will be hampered and more privacy breaches are likely if Australia’s policymakers and legislators fail to develop better ways to use patient information while preserving privacy. Click here to read the full media release.
Clinical Radiology
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) is marking the 2018 International Day of Radiology (IDoR) with two new resources aimed at providing more information about the vital importance of MRI. Read the full media release here