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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
This Position Statement on MBI/BSGI is intended to assist The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists, its staff, Fellows, Members and other individuals and to provide a current, evidence-based document regarding the use of MBI / BSGI to detect breast cancer. Members and...
Clinical Radiology
Groundbreaking principles for a more efficient, timely and potentially safer method of referring patients to the care of a radiologist have been unveiled by The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). The newly released Building Radiology eReferral: Safety, Security and...
Clinical Radiology
RANZCR strongly supports the adoption of eReferral in radiology. Secure electronic networks can improve how clinical and administrative information is exchanged between healthcare providers, resulting in better delivery of care. Safeguarding patient choice will be the most important factor 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.