Radiology Events and Learning (REAL)

Supporting our radiology Fellows and members in their professional development by learning from errors, discrepancies, educational cases, good spots and thought-provoking scenarios has been reported to be one of the most highly valued CPD activities clinicians can undertake.

The RCR offers the following with regards to REAL:

REAL Online, RCR Learning Hub

The RCR is excited to introduce a new, interactive learning resource for radiologists to practice identifying good spots and learn how to review ambiguous cases with greater confidence. Please see the current cases available here.

How to contribute cases to REAL Online

Click on the button below, complete the mandatory fields and follow the prompts to register/login and upload five DICOM cases: 3/4 normal and 1/2 abnormal to be evaluated for use on the RCR Learning hub. If selected, 3 CPD credits are available. (N.B. DICOM files should be in be in unzipped folders before uploading).

Submit REAL Online cases

REAL Newsletter

The REAL newsletter features real and fictional case scenarios as well as published letters from the membership on a quarterly basis. Addressing a range of interesting questions and raising a number of topical points, the REAL newsletter is an excellent resource to gain greater exposure to, and learning from, difficult and unusual cases.

Read the latest newsletter 

REALM: Radiology Events and Learning Meeting, 2-3 November 2023

After three sell-out years around the country with amazing feedback, we are pleased to be running the 4th annual REAL meeting at the Bristol Holland House Hotel, Bristol. We look forward to inviting all RCR members, Fellows in-person, trainees and non members to this CPD learning, thinking and networking opportunity. The theme this year is "Uncertainty in Radiology" with internationally renowned speakers such as Mike Bruno, Elizabeth Krupinski, David Spiegelhalter and Jason Hancock explaining why radiologists can never be certain, as well as how we can communicate uncertainty to our referrers and learn to deal with it ourselves. Along with local speakers delivering the ever popular "4 pitfalls in.." sessions, this is a chance to look at all aspects of our practice through a wider lens, hear some fabulous guest speakers, and catch up with colleagues from around the UK. 

The full programme will be released in June, but tickets are now available. This event does sell out so early booking is recommended.  

Book your place 

If you are interested in accessing  REAL Online, the REAL newsletter and finding out more about the benefits of RCR membership and the support we offer, please visit our RCR membership page and explore the different ways you can become a member. 

Radiology Events and Learning (REAL) panel

The review panel oversees the production and promotion of the REAL newsletter and REAL Online including considering cases which have been submitted for inclusion.

REAL panel members

  • Dr Jonathan Smith, Chair
  • Dr Anoma Lalani Carlton Jones, Medical Member
  • Dr Ramachandra Chittal, Medical Member
  • Dr Dominic Fay, Medical Member, BSIR Representative
  • Dr Emma Owens, Medical Member
  • Mrs Moira Heath, Lay Member
  • Dr Paul Spencer, Medical Member
  • Dr Teik Choon See, RCR Patient Safety Adviser
  • Dr Joanne Swithenbank, Junior Medical Member
  • Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, Junior Panel Member
  • Dr Manil Subesinghe, CR PSSB Representative
  • Dr Victoria Crowe, Trainee CIMAR liaison

If you have any enquiries please