Publications and standards

The RCR produces a range of publications including standards for the delivery of high-quality oncology services, guidance on good practice, use of information technology resources and workforce reports. Electronic copies of the majority of our publications are available to download free of charge, some can also be purchased online. 

Publications are reviewed regularly by the Clinical Radiology Professional Support and Standards Board to ensure that they remain relevant and up to date.

If you need further help please contact us by emailing: publications@rcr.ac.uk

Please see our page on ordering a publication for information on how to place your order off-line.

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Interventional oncology: guidance for service delivery, second edition - RCR(17)2

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Outlining best practice in interventional oncology, looking at current models of practice, clarifying areas of responsibility and the importance of the interventional radiology procedues being part of the multidisciplinary care pathway of patients
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Standards for providing a 24-hour interventional radiology service, second edition - BFCR(17)1

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Access to interventional radiology services is necessary to ensure patient safety. This document will help you to ensure you have a safe 24 hour interventional radiology service.
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Standards for the provision of teleradiology within the United Kingdom, second edition - BFCR(16)8

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This updated teleradiology guidance sets out the standards for the sharing of imaging data and for outsourcing reporting outside of the local healthcare organisation.
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Continuing professional development (CPD) scheme, Fourth edition - RCR(16)2

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Describing the RCR CPD scheme for doctors who have completed their specialist training and are working in clinical oncology or clinical radiology.
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Who shares wins: efficient, collaborative radiology solutions - RCR(16)4

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This document specifies what imaging departments should demand from RIS and PACS vendors to ensure their radiology information technology systems can function in the modren teleradiology environment in a vendor neutral way.
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The clinical radiology workforce in Scotland: 2015 census report - BFCR(16)7

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This report provides data relating to radiology in Scotland and specifically highlights the important issues being faced by radiology departments in Scotland
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Clinical radiology UK workforce census 2015 report - BFCR(16)6

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The radiologist workforce remains the key focus for the RCR; the data collected in the census underpin our work to influence UK healthcare policy and to make the case to governments and regulatory bodies to increase clinical radiologist training numbers
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Standards for the reporting of imaging investigations by non-radiologist medically qualified practitioners - BFCR(16)5

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This document outlines the standards and best practice for radiologists, regulatory authorities, hospital managers and individual doctors regarding medically qualified non-radiologists who wish to interpret imaging investigations. It should be read in conjunction with Standards for reporting and interpretation of imaging investigations and Team working in clinical imaging. This document deals specifically with medically qualified doctors who have not trained as radiologists and their role in image interpretation. It has been developed in response to a lack of clarity around this issue which...
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Standards for the communication of radiological reports and fail-safe alert notification - BFCR(16)4

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This document outlines the responsibilities for each of those involved in the radiology reporting system and makes recommendations on the development of fail-safe back-up mechanisms.
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Evidence-based indications for the use of PET-CT in the United Kingdom 2016 - BFCR(16)3

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Updated guidelines for the use of PET-CT in the UK, building on the evidence cited in previous editions

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