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

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

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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This document has been withdrawn and replaced by Standards for the communication of radiological reports and fail-safe alert notification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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Standards for patient consent particular to radiology, Second edition - BFCR(12)8

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Current
This document details guidance on obtaining consent particular to radiology procedures.
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Joint statement from the British Society of Interventional Radiology, the Vascular Society Of Great Britain and Ireland and The Royal College of Radiologists - 2012

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Current
Joint statement from the British Society of Interventional Radiology, The Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland and The Royal College of Radiologists on the new Vascular Surgery specialty
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Team working in clinical imaging - BFCR(12)9

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Under review
The delivery of effective clinical imaging services to support good health outcomes demands team work, leadership, and appropriate skills and support, and these should be evident across all areas of clinical imaging service delivery. This document examines the application of these demands.
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The radiologist and nuclear medicine, 2nd edn - BFCR(12)6

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Current
This paper addresses the specific issues related to radiologists working in a nuclear medicine environment.
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IT guidance: Ergonomics - BFCR(12)7

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For information only
Guidance on the ergonomics of workstations for radiologists.
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Writing a good business case - BFCR(12)5

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Current
Guidance on what makes a successful business case for radiology.
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Sources of advice to members and Fellows who are subject to litigation - RCR(12)1

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Archive
This position statement provides guidance on where doctors facing litigation can find help, support and useful resources.

Evidence-based indications for the use of PET-CT in the United Kingdom 2012 - BFCR(12)3

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Archive
Please note that this publication has been superseded by Evidence-based indications for the use of PET-CT in the UK 2016

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