Medical Imaging Guidelines

These guidelines have been adapted from the UK Guidelines ‚ÄúRecommendations for Cross-Sectional Imaging in Cancer Management‚ÄĚ endorsed by the Royal College of Radiologists (UK). The purpose of the guidelines is to:

  1. provide evidence based guidelines to guide practitioners on appropriate imaging modalities and techniques for cancer patients
  2. support standardised medical imaging and reporting practices at the time of diagnosis, staging and surveillance for cancer patients across the CCN region
  3. reduce the number of repeat or unnecessary medical imaging procedures.

CCN encourages all public and private diagnostic and treatment service providers to demonstrate an evidence based approach and an implementation plan is available to support the application of the guidelines.

CCN has actively sought the support of the Ministry of Health, the Royal Australian NZ College of Radiologists and other organisations to nationalise the guideline and provide ongoing ownership and management of the guideline. Recently the Multi-Regional Radiology Group has agreed that this is a useful document and will progress discussions with National Oncology Group regarding possible joint ownership.

Hard copies of the guidelines are available. Please contact Stephanie Fletcher Stephanie.fletcher@midcentraldhb.govt.nz should you want a copy for your service or department.

Last updated 16th January 2012