Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
As part of the Quality Use of Diagnostic Imaging (QUDI) Program undertaken by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), AHA were engaged to develop a set of uniform best practice professional supervision and reporting standards for all imaging services provided by radiologists, including specific requirements of teleradiology.
Key project tasks included:
• Review of the current regulatory requirements and the current literature (both local and international) with regard to the professional supervision of imaging services
• Identify the key policy issues that need to be addressed in relation to the use of teleradiology and assess the implications for professional supervision of diagnostic imaging services
• Develop and test, in relation to procedures/examinations supervised by radiologists, best practice standards of:
• professional supervision, or personal attendance, by the radiologist, according to a particular modality or procedural group
• professional supervision of, or personal, reporting by the radiologist, of the results of a particular modality or procedural group
• Identify any changes that may be required to current regulatory requirements
• Identify, develop and test appropriate information for inclusion in relevant material for consumers.