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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IT guidance: National Strategy for Radiology Image and Report Sharing - BFCR(09)6

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Archive
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This document has been superseded by BFCR(13)10 Clinical recommendations on the use of uterine artery embolisation (UAE) in the management of fibroids, Third edition.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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Clinical imaging requests from non-medically qualified professionals, 2nd edition - 2008

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Withdrawn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Withdrawn
This document has been withdrawn following a decision by the Professional Support and Standards Board in May 2018.

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