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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Gadolinium-based Contrast Media and Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis - BFCR(07)14

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This document has been withdrawn and replaced with Standards for Learning from Discrepancies Meetings (2014)

Advice on exposure to ionising radiation during pregnancy in children - BFCR(07)6

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For information only
This document has been superseded by Pre-procedure pregnancy checking for under-16s - Guidance for clinicians from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
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Advice to radiologists undertaking work in independent treatment centres and elsewhere in the independent sector - BFCR(07)4

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Archive
The Commercial Directorate of the Department of Health in England has provided some helpful advice on the issue of conflict of interest and NHS employees undertaking work for an independent sector provider.
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Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (IR(ME)R) 2000. Advice to Fellows and members of The Royal College of Radiologists - RCR(07)2

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Archive
The Royal College of Radiologists' revised guidance on indemnity cover.

Achieving Standards in Vascular Radiology - BFCR(07)13

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Archive
This publication has been superseded. Please see BFCR(11)6 Standards in vascular radiology for updated guidance.

Standards for Radiology Discrepancy Meetings - BFCR(07)8

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Archive
This publication has been superseded by BFCR(14)11 Standards for Learning from Discrepancies meetings

The Radiologist and Nuclear Medicine - BFCR(07)5

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Archive
This document has been superseded by The radiologist and nuclear medicine, 2nd edn.
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Structured Training Curriculum for Clinical Radiology - EBCR(07)1

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Archive
This document has been superseded. The current version of the clinical radiology specialty training curriculum is available online at www.rcr.ac.uk/clinical-radiology/specialty-training/radiology-curriculum

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