Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists

Last revised by Dr Henry Knipe on 14 Apr 2020

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) is the peak professional body responsible for the oversight and practice of both clinical radiology and radiation oncology in Australia and New Zealand. The college is responsible for training and assessment of doctors working towards the post-graduate qualification of Fellowship of the college (FRANZCR).

RANZCR was founded in 1935 and up until 1998 it was known as the College of Radiologists (Australia and New Zealand).

RANZCR's current (c. 2020) president is Lance Lawler.

The College is divided into the faculties - Faculty of Clinical Radiology and the Faculty of Radiation Oncology, and is organized into eight Branch Committees (each Australian state, the Australian Capital Territory, and New Zealand) 2

There are numerous Special Interest Groups established by RANZCR, including for radiology:

  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Thoracic Radiology (ANZSTR)
  • Australian and New Zealand Society for Pediatric Radiology (ANZSPR)
  • Abdominal Radiology Group Australia and New Zealand (ARGANZ)
  • Australian and New Zealand Emergency Radiology Group (ANZERG)
  • Australian and New Zealand Rural Radiology Special Interest Group (ANZRRSIG)
  • Breast Imaging Group (BIG)

The RANZCR publishes the peer-reviewed journal, Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology (JMIRO). Its current (c. 2019) editor-in-chief is Michael Barton OAM.

As of 2018-19, RANZCR has over 4400 members including 3785 radiologists, 698 radiation oncologists. 

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