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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Guidance for Fellows in implementing surgical safety checklists for radiological procedures - BFCR(13)1

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Withdrawn
Please note that this guidance was withdrawn in January 2019 and replaced with Guidance on implementing safety checklists for radiological procedures, second edition
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Standards for patient confidentiality and RIS and PACS - BFCR(12)19

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Current
Standards for patient confidentiality and RIS and PACS aims to set standards for how patient confidentiality should be maintained with specific regard to the use of PACS.
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Focused ultrasound training standards - BFCR(12)18

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Current
This document has been produced to ensure those involved in ultrasound training can ensure that wherever ultrasound is performed, the patient receives the best possible service.
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Ultrasound training recommendations for medical and surgical specialties, Second edition - BFCR(12)17

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Archive
This document has been superseded by Ultrasound training recommendations for medical and surgical specialties, Third edition (www.rcr.ac.uk/publication/ultrasound-training-recommendations-medical-and-surgical-specialties-third-edition)
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Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and guidelines on diagnostic display devices, Second edition - BFCR(12)16

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Archive
Please note that this guidance was withdrawn and replaced by Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and guidelines on diagnostic display devices, third edition in February 2019.
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Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and quality assurance, Second edition - BFCR(12)15

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Archive
Please note that this guidance was withdrawn and replaced by Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and guidelines on diagnostic display devices, third edition in February 2019.
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RCR/RCPath statement on standards for medico-legal post-mortem cross-sectional imaging in adults - 2012

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Current
A joint statement from The Royal College of Radiologists and the Royal College of Pathologists on standards for medico-legal post-mortem cross-sectional imaging in adults .
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Clinical radiology workload: guidance on radiologists’ reporting figures - BFCR(12)12

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Current
This document can be used as a framework for agreeing overall activity of radiology services and act as a basis for job plan discussions.
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Standards for the communication of critical, urgent and unexpected significant radiological findings, Second edition - BFCR(12)11

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Archive
This document has been withdrawn and replaced by Standards for the communication of radiological reports and fail-safe alert notification
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Digital analysis and reporting systems for diagnostic radiation doses - 2012

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For information only
Guidance from the Department of Health

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