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

The breast imaging and diagnostic workforce in the United Kingdom - BFCR(16)2

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Current
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

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

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Current
As part of the Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology series , this guidance looks at the potential benefits and disadvantages of flexible working models
Standards for providing a seven-day acute care diagnostic radiology service

Standards for providing a seven-day acute care diagnostic radiology service - BFCR(15)14

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Current
The aim of this document is to outline the standards that should be taken into account when designing a high-quality seven-day acute care radiology service.
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Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: flexible home working - BFCR(15)13

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As part of the Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology series, this guidance looks at the potential benefits and disadvantages of home working, the contractual issues, and looks at how home working can be best designed and managed
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Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: establishing network solutions for radiology services - BFCR(15)12

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Withdrawn
This document has been withdrawn as a result of the decision at the Professional Support and Standards Board in May 2018. For current RCR guidance on this topic, see Who Shares Wins: efficient, collaborative radiology solutions (www.rcr.ac.uk/publication/who-shares-wins-efficient-collaborative-radiology-solutions)
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Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: the older radiologist - BFCR(15)11

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This guidance document is part of the Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology series and explores the current demographic and the projected future of an aging radiology workforce
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Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: less than full-time (LTFT) working - BFCR(15)10

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This guidance document forms part of the Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology series, exploring the benefits and challenges of LTFT working, both for the provider and for the workforce
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Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: working for alternative and/or multiple providers - BFCR(15)9

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This guidance forms part of the Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology series, focusing on working for multiple radiology service providers

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