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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Clinical imaging requests from non-medically qualified professionals, 2nd edition - 2008

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Guidance that informs employers and healthcare professionals regarding requests for clinical imaging from nurses and other non-medical healthcare professionals
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Standards for providing a 24-hour interventional radiology service - BFCR(08)13

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This document has been superseded by Standards for providing a 24-hour interventional radiology service, second edition (https://www.rcr.ac.uk/publication/standards-providing-24-hour-interventional-radiology-service-second-edition).
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Standards for Radiological Investigations of Suspected Non-accidental Injury - 2008

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Please note that this document has been withdrawn and replaced by The radiological investigation of suspected physical abuse in children (available online at www.rcr.ac.uk/publication/radiological-investigation-suspected-physical-abuse-children )
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IT guidance: The adoption of lossy image data compression for the purpose of clinical interpretation - BFCR(08)11

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This document has been withdrawn following a decision by the Professional Support and Standards Board in May 2018.
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IT guidance: IT Training - BFCR(08)10

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Didactic rapid training is essential for all IT systems used in clinical practice, but particularly for those used in imaging where they are central to a radiologist's workflow. The points below should provide useful guidance for training on any new clinical IT system in imaging.
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IT guidance: DICOM and HL7 standards - BFCR(08)9

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This document has been withdrawn following a decision by the Professional Support and Standards Board in May 2018.

IT guidance: Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and quality assurance - BFCR(08)8

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This document has been superseded by Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and quality assurance, Second edition.
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IT guidance: Radiology information systems - BFCR(08)6

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This document has been withdrawn following a decision at the Professional Support and Standards Board in May 2018.

Standards for patient confidentiality and PACS - BFCR(08)15

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This document has been superseded by BFCR(12)19 Standards for patient confidentiality and RIS and PACS

Guidelines for the use of PET-CT in Children - BFCR(08)14

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This document has been superseded by BFCR(14)3 Guidelines for the use of PET-CT in children, Second edition

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