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Imaging: Radiology, MRI & Nuclear Medicine

Imaging Guidelines

Representatives from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) formed a working group that developed a set of imaging guidelines, using available evidence and best practice. These are recommended to be used in all EDs.

These Diagnostic Imaging Pathways have been developed in Perth, WA and endorsed by RANZCR. The extensive set of DIP guidelines encompasses use in all settings as well as Emergency Medicine. This application is an evidence-based and consensus-based education and decision-support tool for clinicians, guiding the choice of the most appropriate diagnostic examinations in the correct sequence in a wide range of clinical scenarios. These were used as a source for the 2012 Guidelines on diagnostic imaging by ACEM and RANZCR.

Choosing Wisely

Choosing Wisely Australia - A resource listing tests, treatments, and procedures clinicians and consumers should question.

Specific Medical College recommendations:


  • Life in the Fast Lane (LITFL) - This website hosts a radiology imaging database. Here they collate all the pathological images in the LITFL collection (over 120,000).

  • ECI - C-Spine Imaging in ED: appropriate use and interpretation (prepared by Dr Kirsty Short).

  • ECI - CT Head in ED a point of care guide: appropriate use and interpretation (prepared by Dr Kirsty Short).

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