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Justification of Claims

The development and ongoing management of a website to inform consumers and health professionals about radiology tests and procedures is the outcome of a series of projects commissioned by the Quality and Safety Program (formally known as the Quality Use of Diagnostic Imaging (QUDI) Program) of The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR). Each project was rigorously scoped in order to get the maximum benefit for stakeholders in the time and budget available. The methodology for each project ensured that the information presented on this site is based on valid, reliable, up-to-date evidence and developed by experts in the field of radiology.


Consumer information

Many consumers faced with diagnostic imaging tests are anxious about the results and are worried about tests they know little or nothing about. This can limit their ability to attend to and recall verbal information. A previous QUDI project on consumer information strategies reported that consumers wanted to know more about the radiology procedures that they were being referred for. A detailed literature review, consultations, survey and analysis discovered that the preferred method of receiving this information was a written question and answer format at the point of referral. The information presented on this web site, which can be viewed, printed and downloaded, fulfils these consumer needs. The rigorous methodology ensures that the information is of high quality.


Information for health professionals

The consumer information strategies project found that referring practitioners would also benefit from receiving information about the radiology procedures they were referring patients for. This information was developed by radiologists to inform other health professionals about the indications and risks associated with each procedure. The development process has allowed for the addition of clinical information for health professionals to the consumer material.

Privacy

The owners of InsideRadiology respect your privacy at all times. All information on InsideRadiology is of a general nature only. We do not hold or display any personal health information. All correspondence from you is treated with strict confidence and never forwarded to, or read by anyone outside our staff without your express permission. Correspondence from you (and the contact details you supply with this correspondence) will only be used to respond to your query.

No information which would allow anyone to identify you is displayed anywhere on InsideRadiology without your express permission.

The owners of InsideRadiology respect the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).


Copyright

The owners of InsideRadiology claim copyright on the content of this website, except where appropriately referenced material is used. The information on InsideRadiology is freely available to view, download and print for private and non-commercial uses. However, if you reproduce our content, we do ask that you acknowledge InsideRadiology as the source.


Disclaimer

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) is not aware that any person intends to act or rely upon the opinions, advices or information contained on this website or of the manner in which it might be possible to do so.  It issues no invitation to any person to act or rely upon such opinions, advices or information or any of them and it accepts no responsibility for any of them.  RANZCR intends by this statement to exclude liability for any such opinions, advices or information.

The content of this website is not intended as a substitute for medical advice.  It is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient and his/her doctor.  Some of the tests and procedures included on this website may not be available at all radiology providers.  RANZCR recommends that any specific questions regarding any procedure be discussed with a person's family doctor or medical specialist.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided on this website, RANZCR, its officers, councillors and employees assume no responsibility for its content, use, or interpretation.  Each person should rely on their own inquires before making decisions that touch their own interests.


Cookies

Cookies are small files that stay on your computer, so that the system remembers who you are and your personal preferences. This website does not employ the use of cookies.


Advertising / commercial content

This web site does not host or receive funding from advertising or from the display of commercial content.


Source of funding

This website is developed and maintained by the RANZCR Quality and Safety Program, and was previously fully funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under the diagnostic imaging quality projects program.

 

Date last modified: 25 August, 2014