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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)

As a Fellowship based organisation, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) is the leading professional organisation for the promotion of the sciences and practice of the medical specialities of Radiology and Medical Imaging (Diagnostic and Interventional) and Radiation Oncology in Australia and New Zealand.

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RANZCR - MRI Information for Health Professionals and Consumers

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a scanning procedure that uses strong magnets and radiofrequency pulses to generate signals from the body. These signals are detected by a radio antenna and processed by a computer to create images (or pictures) of the inside of your body.

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RANZCR - MRI Safety Guidelines

All major manufacturers of MRI equipment have adopted the relevant Standard of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), IEC 60601-2-33, revised in 2002, to take effect from May 2003 (ref.1). The equipment requirements of this Standard have therefore been adopted for the College Guidelines.

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RANZCR - Breast MRI Information for Health Professionals and Consumers

Breast MRI is a medical test where magnetic fields, radiowaves and an advanced computer are used to produce very detailed images of the breasts without using X-rays.

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RANZCR - Quality and Safety Overview

The College aims to continually improve the quality and safety of radiology and radiation oncology services provided to the Australian and New Zealand communities.

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The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

The RACGP represents over 23,500 members including more than 21,000 GPs in Australia. They research, lobby and advocate on issues that influence GPs and their practice teams.

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RACGP - Clinical guidance for MRI referral

The Department of Health commissioned the RACGP in July 2013 to produce evidence-based clinical guidance in time for the introduction of the new MBS-supported MRI items in November 2013.This guidance has been developed by GPs for GPs, in consultation with radiologists and other specialists as appropriate. The guidance aims to support evidence-based decision making, reduce inappropriate referral and improve patient outcomes.

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RACGP - MRI of the knee

This article forms part of RACGP's ‘Tests and results’ series for 2012, which aims to provide information about common tests that general practitioners order regularly. It considers areas such as indications, what to tell the patient, what the test can and cannot tell you and interpretation of results.

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RACGP - Shoulder injuries

This article focuses on common acute shoulder injuries. It explains typical presentations, recommends specific diagnostic clinical tests and outlines the principles of management.

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RACGP - Meniscal tear

Medial and lateral knee joint menisci serve to transfer load and absorb shock, aid joint stability and provide lubrication. The meniscus is the most commonly injured structure in the knee joint. Imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging may be warranted but are no substitute for thorough clinical history and examination.

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