Future clinical radiology guidance projects

We’re committed to developing a wide range of guidance that supports good practice in radiology and service delivery – and reflects the changing healthcare landscape. We’re working on a range of new resources for 2023. Please see a list below of future guidance and an estimated timeframe for publication. View all current clinical radiology publications.

Updates of existing guidance

Paediatric Trauma protocols, second edition

  • Review of this guidance will include the addition of new sections on blast injuries and penetrating trauma.
  • View current edition
  • Due to be published Spring 2023

Standards of practice and guidance for trauma radiology in severely injured patients, third edition

New resources in development

Standards for cauda equina protocols

  • Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) have been working on a guidance for the full CE pathway and we have been working with them to align our guidelines.
  • Due to be published by the end February 2023

Home working for radiologists

  • Developed by the RCR’s Radiology Informatics Committee (RIC), this document is intended to enable departments to harness the increased practice of remote working by radiology teams for better patient outcomes.

The diagnostic radiology lifecycle

  • Developed by the RCR’s Radiology Informatics Committee (RIC), this document will attempt to define a standard workflow for diagnostic imaging episodes from the point of referral to result delivery by defining and detailing each of the timepoints on the journey of an examination through four key stages: pre-acquisition, acquisition, post-acquisition and result delivery.

Placement of nasogastric tubes

  • Working jointly with the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (BSGAR) and the Society of Radiographers (SoR), we are developing an e-learning module with funding from NHSEI.

Ultrasound guidance

  • The RCR and BMUS are producing recommendations for specialists practising ultrasound independently of radiology departments: safety, governance and education.
  • This will be published in late Spring or early Summer 2023.

Reporting standards for chest X-ray

Guidance on best practice for multidisciplinary team meetings and peer review

  • This is a joint Faculty document