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

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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 conjuction 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
The breast imaging and diagnostic workforce in the United Kingdom

The breast imaging and diagnostic workforce in the United Kingdom - BFCR(16)2

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A report providing quantitative and qualitative data on the breast-imaging workforce in the UK.
Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: lifelong learning: delivering education and training for a sustainable workforce

Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: lifelong learning: delivering education and training for a sustainable workforce - BFCR(16)1

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As part of the Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology series , this guidance looks at the potential benefits and disadvantages of flexible working models
Standards for providing a seven-day acute care diagnostic radiology service

Standards for providing a seven-day acute care diagnostic radiology service - BFCR(15)14

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The aim of this document is to outline the standards that should be taken into account when designing a high-quality seven-day acute care radiology service.
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Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: flexible home working - BFCR(15)13

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As part of the Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology series, this guidance looks at the potential benefits and disadvantages of home working, the contractual issues, and looks at how home working can be best designed and managed
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Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: establishing network solutions for radiology services - BFCR(15)12

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This document forms part of the Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology series, focusing on areas where established networks have proven successful, and looks at the considerations that should be taken in creating any new networks
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Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: the older radiologist - BFCR(15)11

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This guidance document is part of the Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology series and explores the current demographic and the projected future of an aging radiology workforce

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