The concept of the ANZMRRN was introduced at the 2012 Technical Research Workshop at the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) meeting. Radiation therapists present at this meeting expressed a strong interest in the concept and a working party was formed to further this goal.
The ANZMRRN is a freely available research network run by a group of dedicated volunteers, who are passionate about research in our professions. The committee consists of representatives from medical imaging, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine and sonography from across Australia and New Zealand. We have Clinical, Academic and Management representatives and a member from ASMIRT.
We hope that ANZMRRN will increase medical radiation professionals’ participation in research, improve our publication record and increase our capacity to develop high quality medical radiations research. This research will ultimately benefit staff and patients attending for radiation therapy or medical imaging procedures across Australia and New Zealand.