The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) applauds Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s announcement in the budget reply that if elected Labor will significantly increase access to vital scans for Australian cancer patients. This announcement is part of their $2.3bn Medicare cancer plan.
Cancer patients require multiple visits to specialists, imaging and treatments and have shouldered significant out of pocket costs as a result. This has resulted in some patients delaying or missing out on essential tests such as MRI.
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