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Key Conditions in Year 1 of Training

The list of key conditions below must, as a minimum requirement, as per the RANZCR curriculum, be covered in formal and informal teaching sessions in the first four months before a trainee goes on call in order to:

  • Equip trainees with key skills and knowledge of radiology relevant to on call activities and emergency radiology.


  • Facilitate and guide learning of radiological anatomy through clinically relevant principles.
  • Facilitate and guide learning of basics in clinical radiology in the areas of safety, complications, consent and communication, reporting skills and radiological procedures
  • Provide a sound foundation for future training and learning of Clinical Radiology


List of Key Conditions




Subarachnoid haemorrhage, extradural/subdural haemorrhage (including skull fractures), cerebral parenchymal haemorrhage, cerebral abscess, empyema, venous sinus thrombosis, herniation, stroke, diffuse axonal injury, hypoxic brain injury, cord compression, cerebrovascular injury

Head & Neck

Foreign bodies, retropharyngeal abscesses, tonsillar abscess, ruptured oesophagus,

O&G Imaging

Viability scanning, ectopic pregnancy, tubo-ovarian masses, ovarian masses, ruptured ovarian cysts

Musculoskeletal System

Fracture/dislocation, spine fracture/dislocation, spinal cord injuries, epidural haematomas, septic

arthritis/osteomyelitis, discitis


Pneumothorax (especially tension pneumothorax), pulmonary embolus, pulmonary oedema,

aortic/vascular trauma, aortic dissection, cardiac tamponade, typical/atypical infections (TB), flail chest


Free gas, bowel obstruction, volvulus, trauma to abdominal organs, abdominal aortic aneurysm and

rupture, mesenteric ischemia/other organ ischemia/infarction, testicular torsion, abdominal sepsis; abscess, collections and drainage – hydronephrosis/pyonephrosis, acute abdomen eg: appendicitis, pyelonephritis, emphysematous cholecystitis, intra-abdominal abscesses including subphrenic collections


Airway foreign body; intussusception, pyloric stenosis, malrotation; epiglottitis/croup; NEC; NAI

SYSTEMS cont’d


Vascular Imaging & Interventional Radiology

Acute aortic syndromes; trauma (psuedoaneurysm / intramural haematoma), aneurysm (rupture/ inflammatory/ mycotic), dissection. Extravasation / haemorrhage / thromboembolism; trauma, GI bleed and management, peripheral, pulum and visceral.


Management of Contrast Reactions:
Trainees are expected to complete training in management of contrast reactions in their first year of training. Trainees are expected to complete an accredited CPR course and hold a current CPR certification.


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