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Butterfly Effect Image Gently Newsletter April 2018
Posted 11th April 2018

Catch up on the latest news from The Butterfly Effect here

Australian Clinical Dosimetry Service Oversight Committee News April 2018
Posted 11th April 2018

Find the lastest newsletter from Australian Clinical Dosimetry Service Oversight Committee here

Radiation Oncology Practice Standards Revised
Posted 6th April 2018

The Radiation Oncology Practice Standards Fundamentals and Guidelines represent a standard for radiation therapy service provision, and provide a framework of requirements to assist radiation therapy facilities to achieve best practice across a range of domains. More importantly, these standards help to ensure that our patients receive high-quality, safe treatment.

These Standards represent extensive collaboration between the professions of the Tripartite Committee, the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine and the Faculty of Radiation Oncology of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists.

Response to RANZCR Draft Position Paper on Image Interpretation
Posted 4th April 2018

Thank you to all the members who responded to our call for comments on the RANZCR Draft Position Statement on Image Interpretation.  We had a very strong response from across the country, which has now been compiled into the final document, sent to RANZCR yesterday. The document can be found here. It has been a wonderful example of the strength of united voices – united for the profession and for the standards we strive to maintain.

 One interesting finding is there appears to be a high degree of confusion amongst ASMIRT members regarding the difference between commenting and reporting – so it is not surprising that the RANZCR is also confused.

Commenting is mandated in National Law. It is a minimal capability for radiographers. Click here to read more.

Reporting is completely different. A radiology report is a diagnostic report of a radiology investigation that, in Australia, is produced by a radiologist. 

There is clearly major concern amongst radiologists about our Preliminary Image Evaluation  (PIE) project here.  PIE is not designed to enable reporting.  It is  a brief written comment provided by a health professional which describes findings in the radiographic examination. The ultimate outcome of which is to  improve patient safety and prevent delays in appropriate treatment/interventions.

NSW RT Research Rego Form
Posted 4th April 2018

NSW Radiation Therapist Research Showcase

Join the NSW Radiation Therapist Research Group at their annual Showcase where the theme is ‘Sharing is Caring – A collaborative approach to Research’.
To register download the registration form and submit abstracts by Monday 9th April to Annette Brazel 

Date: Saturday May 5th
Time: 8:30am to 1.00pm
Venue: The Research & Education Centre, St George Hospital, South St, Kogarah NSW
Registration is free with refreshments provided.