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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
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.
Clinical Radiology
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) is marking the 2018 International Day of Radiology (IDoR) with two new resources aimed at providing more information about the vital importance of MRI. Read the full media release here
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 Radiation Oncology
The Commonwealth Department of Health has confirmed that the new Expression of Interest ( EOI ) will open for the Specialist Training Program ( STP ) at 9am (AEDT), Wednesday 17 October 2018, and close at 5pm (AEDT) Tuesday 20 November 2018. Links and instructions will be published on the...
Clinical Radiology
The Select Committee on the Future of Work and Workers’ report should be the catalyst for establishing a national body to ensure Australian patients fully and safely benefit from technological advancements in healthcare, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) has...