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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
The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) and the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiologists (BSGAR) in July 2017 released a position statement on Hyoscine butylbromide (Buscopan) injection: risk of serious adverse effects in patients with underlying cardiac disease. The Position...
Clinical Radiology
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) is concerned that crude funding cuts and confused implementation will impact on quality and patient access to radiology in NSW. Funding for essential radiology services for injured workers is being cut by iCare and this will...
Clinical Radiology Radiation Oncology
The College believes the ABC TV Four Corners 'Mind The Gap' show should be a catalyst to help Australian cancer patients know more about potential treatment options and enjoy fairer medical costs. The show highlighted the case of a prostate cancer patient who was left with significant...
Clinical Radiology Radiation Oncology
The $2.2bn funding package for New Zealand’s District Health Boards (DHBs) included in the 2018 Budget is an opportunity to further support and improve the country’s critical radiology and radiation oncology services, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists has said. Please...
Clinical Radiology Radiation Oncology
Medical Indemnity Premiums are expected to rise on average by 10 per cent this year. This could have a significant financial impact on radiologists, especially those with a significant portion of their practice in the private field. On top of ordinary annual premium increases, from 1 July 2018 the...
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...
Clinical Radiology
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) is welcoming reports of a new Medicare rebate in the forthcoming Federal budget to help fund Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans for prostate cancer. According to the reports, men will be able to access a $400 Medicare rebate...