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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Standards for the provision of teleradiology within the United Kingdom, second edition - BFCR(16)8

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This updated teleradiology guidance sets out the standards for the sharing of imaging data and for outsourcing reporting outside of the local healthcare organisation.
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Continuing professional development (CPD) scheme, Fourth edition - RCR(16)2

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Describing the RCR CPD scheme for doctors who have completed their specialist training and are working in clinical oncology or clinical radiology.
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Who shares wins: efficient, collaborative radiology solutions - RCR(16)4

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This document specifies what standards imaging departments should demand from RIS and PACS vendors to ensure their radiology information technology systems can function in the modern teleradiology environment in a vendor neutral way.
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The clinical radiology workforce in Scotland: 2015 census report - BFCR(16)7

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This report provides data relating to radiology in Scotland and specifically highlights the important issues being faced by radiology departments in Scotland
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Clinical radiology UK workforce census 2015 report - BFCR(16)6

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The radiologist workforce remains the key focus for the RCR; the data collected in the census underpin our work to influence UK healthcare policy and to make the case to governments and regulatory bodies to increase clinical radiologist training numbers
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Standards for the reporting of imaging investigations by non-radiologist medically qualified practitioners - BFCR(16)5

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This document has been withdrawn (as per a decision at the Professional Support and Standards Board meeting in May 2018). For current RCR guidance on this topic, please see Standards for interpretation and reporting of imaging investigations
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Standards for the communication of radiological reports and fail-safe alert notification - BFCR(16)4

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This document outlines the responsibilities for each of those involved in the radiology reporting system and makes recommendations on the development of fail-safe back-up mechanisms.
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Evidence-based indications for the use of PET-CT in the United Kingdom 2016 - BFCR(16)3

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Updated guidelines for the use of PET-CT in the UK, building on the evidence cited in previous editions
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The breast imaging and diagnostic workforce in the United Kingdom - BFCR(16)2

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A report providing quantitative and qualitative data on the breast-imaging workforce in the UK.

Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: lifelong learning: delivering education and training for a sustainable workforce - BFCR(16)1

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This document has now been withdrawn. For more information please contact publications@rcr.ac.uk

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