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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.

Radiation Oncology
The Faculty of Radiation Oncology has recently updated the Faculty of Radiation Oncology Guidelines for Informed Consent. This document provides guidance when seeking patients’ consent to receive radiation treatment. It highlights the underlying principles of informed consent and the importance of...
Clinical Radiology Radiation Oncology
For the 2017 New Zealand general election The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists is calling on all political parties to support investment in our health system. The recommendations outlined are the key policy issues that will make a real difference to the quality of health...
Radiation Oncology
Cancer experts and patient advocacy groups are using Men’s Health Week 2017 to highlight the issue that many Australian men diagnosed with prostate cancer are not being fully informed of all available treatment options – especially the alternatives to prostate surgery. This problem exists in spite...
Clinical Radiology
The College wishes to bring to the attention of members a safety advisory alert from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regarding Meditech ultrasound gel. Click here to read the article: Safety advisory - risk of bacterial contamination
Clinical Radiology
The Federal Government has delivered a disappointing Budget for diagnostic imaging patients. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) is very disappointed that the Government has failed to implement key election commitments to diagnostic imaging including the...
Radiation Oncology
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) welcomes the Government’s announcement of the first proton therapy centre expected to be operational in South Australia by 2020. Radiation therapy is a highly effective cancer treatment option, estimated to be involved in 40% of...
Clinical Radiology Radiation Oncology
The Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) are calling for doctors to sit on their Professional Conduct Committees. The MCNZ's principal purpose is to protect the health and safety of the public by providing mechanisms to ensure that doctors are competent and fit to practise. If a concern is raised...
Radiation Oncology
The Faculty published the Imaging in Radiation Oncology – a RANZCR Consensus White Paper in 2014, with the aim to identify and document appropriate imaging in the radiotherapeutic management of patients with cancer based on evidence from published literature. The White Paper has recently been...
Radiation Oncology
The European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) is hosting its third joint ESTRO-RANZCR session at the forthcoming meeting in Vienna from 5-9 May 2017. As part of the second MOU signed between ESTRO and RANZCR last year, the formalisation of this reciprocal joint forum has been...
Clinical Radiology Radiation Oncology
RANZCR has a refreshed website which is now live at www.ranzcr.com . This complements our award-winning websites for Targeting Cancer and InsideRadiology which were re-launched in 2015 and 2016. The website has been redeveloped in response to member feedback and the findings from our 2016 member...