Publications and standards

RCR guidance and standards cover a wide range of topics including the delivery of high-quality radiology 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. 

All of our guidance and standards are drafted by working parties including Fellows and members of the RCR.

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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A practical guide to implementing Ordercomms and electronic remote requesting in radiology - BFCR(14)1

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Current
The RCR recognises that information technology (IT) can greatly improve the patient pathway in clinical radiology, particularly in terms of patient experience and efficiency. The use of electronic requesting is one such area and we would encourage all organisations involved in the requesting of radiology investigations to invest in appropriate technology. However, there are many pitfalls in the delivery of a service and, therefore, we hope you will find this guidance useful in ensuring you obtain the major benefits from this innovation.
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Interventional oncology: guidance for service delivery - RCR(13)2

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Archive
This guidance has been superseded by Interventional oncology: guidance for service delivery, second edition, available at: www.rcr.ac.uk/publication/interventional-oncology-guidance-service-delivery-second-edition.
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Evidence-based indications for the use of PET-CT in the UK 2013 - 2013

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Archive
This guidance has been superseded by Evidence-based indications for the use of PET-CT in the UK 2016
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A guide to job planning in clinical radiology - BFCR(13)9

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Current
This guidance forms part of a group of documents to assist radiologists in ensuring they have a realistic job plan that reflects, as far as possible, their full contribution to patient care. An addendum focusing on job plans for interventional radiologists was added in 2018.
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Standards for radiofrequency ablation (RFA), Second edition - BFCR(13)8

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Archive
This document has been withdrawn and superseded by Interventional oncology: guidance for service delivery, second edition available at www.rcr.ac.uk/publication/interventional-oncology-guidance-service-delivery-second-edition/p>
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Image-guided ablation, Second edition - BFCR(13)7

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Archive
This document has been withdrawn and supersed by Interventional oncology: guidance for service delivery, second edition available at www.rcr.ac.uk/publication/interventional-oncology-guidance-service-delivery-second-edition
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Guidance on screening and symptomatic breast imaging, Third edition - BFCR(13)5

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Archive
This document has been withdraw and replaced by the fourth edition published in November 2019.
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Radiation and the early fetus - BFCR(13)4

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Current
This guidance has been produced to advise clinical radiologists on the measures routinely taken in departments of clinical radiology to protect the unborn child from irradiation. This guidance was originally issued in 1995 and replaces the previous document, BFCR(95)2, which is now withdrawn.
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Recent and future PET-CT developments: guidance on legislative and training aspects for members and Fellows - BFCR(13)3

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Withdrawn
Please note that this document has been withdrawn following a decision by the Professional Support and Standards Board in May 2018. For current guidance on this topic, see the ARSAC notes for guidance: good clinical practice in nuclear medicine (www.gov.uk/government/publications/arsac-notes-for-guidance)
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Quality imaging services for primary care: a good practice guide - BFCR(13)2

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Archive
Developed collaboratively with the RCR, the RCGP and the SCoR, this good practice guide offers advice on developing collaborative practices between diagnostic imaging departments and primary care providers for the benefit of patients, and supporting GPs in delivering timely care.

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