ARGANZ Update on CT Colonography

CT Colonography (CTC) is a very useful test which is currently underutilised in Australia.  ARGANZ has provided an update on this topic which is available   pdf here (104 KB) .

Current literature demonstrates that CTC is equivalent to OC for the detection of polyps with advanced histology and that no significant cancers are missed when cathartic and faecal tagging agents are used.

ARGANZ Website Update

The ARGANZ website has been updated to provide a more relevant and easy to use format.  Future ARGANZ meeting information will now be part of this website.  Please explore the information available, including links to other relevant clinical societies and their meeting dates.  

Mendelson Research Prize 2018

The winner of the 2018 Mendelson Research prize was Dr Danielle Richmond from Austin Health in Melbourne, for her presentation on, "Incidental hepatic steatosis on unenhanced computed tomography performed for renal colic in the emergency department: prevalence and reporting trends”. Dr Richmond receives an ARGANZ sponsored trip to ESGAR 2018 (Dublin) or ESGAR 2019 (Rome) to further her interest in abdominal imaging and research.

Vale - Professor Richard Baron

It is with great sadness that we've learned of Professor Rich Baron's recent sudden passing. Rich was our invited international guest speaker at this year's ARGANZ conference in Sydney (2017).

He was one of the world's greatest radiology educators and an inspiring mentor to many of us who knew him. He was also a skilled administrator, having been Chairman of the Department of Radiology at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and later at The University of Chicago. 

ARGANZ working for you

In 2018 ARGANZ is redefining our role with RANZCR as a special interest group (SIG). This will improve our awareness of current issues affecting abdominal radiology and enable us to provide opinions and consult with our members.

We are also exploring ways to formalise links with other international abdominal imaging organisations, and the best ways to provide you with relevant information.

Mendelson Research Prize 2017

The ARGANZ Research prize was formally named in honour of our friend, colleague and mentor, Professor Richard Mendelson from Perth. 

Richard was the driving force behind the creation of ARGANZ and we all owe him a huge debt of gratitude. 

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