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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
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 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
It is RANZCR’s position that radiology services should be provided to patients at one attendance when it is clinically appropriate. The decision to image a patient on a separate day should be made on clinical grounds and not because of multiple services rules. Please click here to view the...
Clinical Radiology
RANZCR welcomes the approach by the DICC – Nuclear Medicine to simplify and streamline the nuclear medicine items and abolish obsolete and NK items. Consolidating items and removing specifications for imaging modality will support nuclear medicine specialists to deliver the most appropriate test...
Clinical Radiology
An amendment to the draft Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCAA) is vital to ensure New Zealand patient care is not compromised, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) has today said. Under the current Act, the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) is...
Clinical Radiology
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) welcomes Labor’s commitment to invest in radiology, announced in tonight’s Budget Reply. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) welcomes Labor’s commitment to invest in radiology, announced in...
Clinical Radiology Radiation Oncology
The Turnbull Government has delivered another disappointing budget for the radiology and radiation oncology sectors. Dr Lance Lawler, President of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), said that the 2018 budget was another missed opportunity. Click here to read the...
Clinical Radiology
New figures show that radiologists are working even harder, staying in the profession longer and continuing to devote the vast majority of their time to direct patient care. The 2016 Clinical Radiology Workforce Census Report: Australia also shows that The Royal Australian and New Zealand College...