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.

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Dealing with an infection outbreak incident - BFCR(09)11

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Archive
This publication has been withdrawn. Please see the MHRA website for information on infection prevention.
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Pregnancy and Work in Diagnostic Imaging Departments, Second edition - 2009

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This publication has been published by the British Institute of Radiology in consultation with the College of Radiographers and The Royal College of Radiologists.
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Standards for providing a 24-hour diagnostic radiology service - BFCR(09)3

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Archive
This document has been superseded by Standards for providing a seven-day acute care diagnostic radiology service
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Protection of Pregnant Patients during Diagnostic Medical Exposures to Ionising Radiation - 2009

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Current
This is joint advice from the Health Protection Agency, The Royal College of Radiologists and the College of Radiographers.

Image-guided ablation - BFCR(09)14

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Archive
This document has been superseded by Image-guided ablation, Second edition

Standards for radiofrequency ablation (RFA) - BFCR(09)12

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This document has been superseded by Standards for radiofrequency ablation (RFA), Second edition.
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IT guidance: National Strategy for Radiology Image and Report Sharing - BFCR(09)6

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A paper prepared by the Information Technology Sub-Committee of The Royal College of Radiologists

Clinical recommendations on the use of uterine artery embolisation in the management of fibroids, Second edition - BFCR(09)1

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Archive
This document has been superseded by BFCR(13)10 Clinical recommendations on the use of uterine artery embolisation (UAE) in the management of fibroids, Third edition.

Imaging Service Standards for Accreditation. January 2009 - 2009

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Current
Produced in conjunction with the College of Radiographers, the RCR has produced Imaging Service Standards for Accreditation which can be found on the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) website.
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How many radiologists do we need? A guide to planning hospital radiology services - BFCR(08)17

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The role of a consultant clinical radiologist working in a hospital environment has changed considerably in recent years. The advances which have taken place in medical imaging and the widespread adoption of the multidisciplinary model of patient care has led to much greater demands on radiologists. In response to continuing requests for help from radiologists, NHS trusts and commissioning organisations, The Royal College of Radiologists has developed this guidance for the specific purpose of supporting radiology departments and commissioners of radiology services in determining the number of...

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