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Title: Female representation in radiology subspecialty interest groups in Australia and New Zealand
Authors: Hayter, Catherine L;Ayesa, Sally 
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
Gosford Hospital
Wyong Hospital
Issue Date: Mar-2023
Source: 67(2):162-169
Journal title: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Department: Radiology
Abstract: Women comprise 31% of the Australian and New Zealand radiology workforce, and 35% of radiology trainees. To date, there has been no study of female representation within clinical radiology subspecialties in Australia and New Zealand. This study aims to quantify female representation among the clinical radiology subspecialty interest groups (SIGs) in Australia and New Zealand. A list of SIGs was compiled using the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) website. The executive of each SIG or the RANZCR Standards committee was contacted with a request to provide the number of female versus male members for each subspecialty group and their executive. Six out of 10 SIGs reported a low proportion of female members; this was most pronounced for IRSA (interventional radiology; 7% women), AMSIG (musculoskeletal imaging; 13% women) and CCINR (interventional neuroradiology; 13% women). Female radiologists accounted for >50% of membership in four SIGs: OGSIG (obstetrics/gynaecology imaging; 87% women), BIG (breast imaging; 73% women), ARGANZ (abdominal imaging; 69% women) and ANZSTR (thoracic imaging; 69% women). Female executive representation ranged from 0% (IRSA (interventional radiology) and ANZSNR (neuroradiology)) to 100% (OGSIG (obstetrics/gynaecology imaging)). Female representation within the membership and representative leadership of some SIGs is well below parity and active initiatives to improve female representation should be considered.
DOI: 10.1111/1754-9485.13484
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
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