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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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This document has been superseded by Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and quality assurance, Second edition.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This document has been withdrawn following a decision at the Professional Support and Standards Board in May 2018.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This document has been superseded by BFCR(12)19 Standards for patient confidentiality and RIS and PACS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This document has been superseded by BFCR(14)3 Guidelines for the use of PET-CT in children, Second edition

Standards for the communication of critical, urgent and unexpected significant radiological findings - BFCR(08)12

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This has been superseded by Standards for the communication of critical, urgent and unexpected significant radiological findings, Second edition.

IT guidance: Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and guidelines on diagnostic display devices - BFCR(08)7

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This guidance has been superseded by Picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and guidelines on diagnostic display devices, Second edition.

IT guidance: Electronic remote requesting - BFCR(08)2

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This document has been superseded by BFCR(14)1 A practical guide to implementing Ordercomms and Electronic Remote Requesting in radiology.
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Gadolinium-based Contrast Media and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis - BFCR(07)14

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Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), previously called nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy, was described in 1997, but was only linked to exposure to gadolinium-based contrast media (Gd-CM) in 2006. Information on the risk of NSF and Gd-CM has been published by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). 1,2 Information about NSF continues to be collected and it is very important that: A record is always kept of the type and amount of each injection of Gd-CM given All cases of NSF should be reported to the MHRA via the Yellow Card scheme. 3 As new information becomes...

The Provision of Emergency Vascular Services 2007 - BFCR(07)12

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This document is available as a pdf on the Vascular Society's website...
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Standards for Self-assessment of Performance - BFCR(07)9

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This document has been withdrawn and replaced with Standards for Learning from Discrepancies Meetings (2014)

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