ANZMRRN eBlast --- ASMMIRT 2017 
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Welcome to the March 2017 edition of the ANZMRRN eBlast

[ Member Presentations ]

Over 25 ANZMRRN member presentation will be on show at ASMMIRT 2017.
We wish all members the best of luck!

View the program here: ASMMIRT 2017 program

The ANZMRRN asks you to include our logo in your presentation


[ ANZMRRN Workshop ]

 Demystifying Evidence Based Practice : How to make a start in research
Expert Facilitator: Michal Schneider

Details: This workshop is aimed at any practitioner who wants to make a start or gain insights into research, yet may not necessarily know ‘where’ or ‘how‘ to begin. During this workshop, participants will utilise a clinical scenario to explore both quantitative and qualitative research methods to address the questions arising from the scenario. The scenario will focus on ‘Inter- and Intra-rater agreement of cardiac volume on CT’. The workshop will be suitable to all medical radiations professions and be conducted in an interactive way including question time with our panel of experts. No prior research knowledge needed – Just bring along your smart phone (to enable the interaction) and any burning questions you have! 

Register for the workshop via the ASMMIRT 2017 link 

Featured Researcher:

Name: Latisha Walton
Profession: Radiation Therapist

Research topic: Brass Mesh Bolus for chest wall irradiation

Describe your current research in 1 sentence: Clinical feasibility of brass mesh bolus versus tissue-equivalent bolus for post-mastectomy patients undergoing chest wall irradiation

I chose this research because: I saw clinically that current bolus methods could be improved. I heard of a new bolus material that was being used in USA and thought it would be useful to build upon current literature especially since there was nothing published in the Australasian clinical setting

My proudest achievement so far is: Being awarded the Provisional Member ASMMIRT International Travel Scholarship in 2016.

I chose to join ANZMRRN because: They support research which is so importance for our profession to ensure the evidence-based practice and the best patient care

If I hadn't chosen this career, I would probably be: A property developer

The best piece of advice I have ever been given: Hard work and ambition are keys to success
Something most of my peers do not know about me is: I love the outdoors and adventure sports


[ If you would like to be featured, please email ]


Membership update: March 2017

ANZMRRN Membership: 295

  • Australia = 131    &    New Zealand = 84
  • Unknown = 74          Other counties = 2


RT = 160          MI/RAD/MRI = 102
ROMP= 6                         Drs = 3
NMP = 10                   SONO = 5
Education/Research =  7     Not stated = 2

[ Do you know a Medical Radiation and Imaging professional who would like to join the ANZMRRN? ]

Get them to sign up here:

We are looking to recruit more MI, Sonography and Nuc Med Researchers!

Over the coming weeks we will be featuring ANZMRRN member videos on our YouTube channel. Subscribe to the channel and keep an eye out for:
  • Caroline Wright
  • Gay Dungey
  • Nayana Parange
  • Debbie Howson
Check it out here: ANZMRRN_YouTube Account 


The ANZMRRN aims to highlight & celebrate the amazing work being done by all Medical Radiation and Imaging Practitioners.

Recent research publications by ANZMRRN members:


van Dyk, S., Narayan, K., Bernshaw, D., Kondalsamy-Chennakesavan, S., Khaw, P., Lin, M-Y., Schneider-Kolsky, M. (2016) Clinical outcomes from an innovative protocol using serial ultrasound imaging and a single MR image to guide brachytherapy for locally advanced cervix cancer. Brachytherapy · September 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.brachy.2016.07.008
Siva, S., Pham, D., Kron, T., et al (2017)  Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy for Inoperable Primary Kidney Cancer: A Prospective Clinical Trial BJU International · February 2017 DOI: 10.1111/bju.13811
Oates, R., Jones, D.,... Schneider-Kolsky., M. et al (2016)  Geographical miss of the prostate during image-guided radiotherapy with a 6-mm posterior expansion margin J Med Rad Sci. November 2016 DOI: 10.1002/jmrs.186 · License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Ho, D., Squelch, A & Sun, Z (2017) Modelling of aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection through 3D printing.
J Med Rad Sci. Version of Record online: 30 JAN 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jmrs.212
Bell, L., Eade, T, Kneebone, A... Barnes, M... et al (2017) nitial experience with intra-fraction motion monitoring using Calypso guided volumetric modulated arc therapy for definitive prostate cancer treatment J Med Rad Sci. Version of Record online: 6 MAR 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jmrs.224

If you have a publication would like to share with members of the network, please send a link through to
(papers "in-press" are welcome) 


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