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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 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) has today released its position statement, Informed Decision Making in the Management of Localised Prostate Cancer – A Patient Focused Perspective, with the support of leading groups Cancer Institute NSW, Cancer Voices and a...
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
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) today welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement that Australian breast cancer patients will be able to continue having access to Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) as a specific item under the Medicare Benefits Schedule....
Clinical Radiology
Thousands of Australians aged 50 and over will bear the financial and emotional consequences of the Federal Government’s decision to restrict their access to valuable diagnostic imaging (MRI).Thousands of Australians aged 50 and over will bear the financial and emotional consequences of the...