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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Paediatric trauma protocols - BFCR(14)8

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The following guidelines will assist radiologists and clinicians dealing with a severely injured child to base imaging decisions on the best available evidence.
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Guidelines for nursing care in interventional radiology, Second edition - BFCR(14)7

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This document outlines the issues surrounding interventional radiology nursing support, sets out models for nursing staff and describes the role of the interventional radiology nurse in the management of patients who are undergoing interventional radiology treatment.
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College review of radiology services, Fourth edition - BFCR(14)4

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Current
The current revision of this publication defines the agreed indications for service reviews, reflecting the combined experience of the Service Review Committee in modifying the process of review
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Continuing professional development (CPD) scheme, Third edition - RCR(14)3

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Archive
This updated document includes a number of changes from the previous version, taking into account the introduction of revalidation in December 2012.
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Guidelines for the use of PET-CT in children, Second edition - BFCR(14)3

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In the face of limited published data and experience, this report was compiled by individuals with experience in scanning children with PET-CT in the UK and paediatricians involved in clinical management of the type of conditions for which PET-CT is likely to be used. It represents a consensus reached between the authors of what is desirable ‘best’ practice.
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Recommendations for cross-sectional imaging in cancer management, Second edition - BFCR(14)2

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Updated edition of the successful Recommendations for Cross-sectional imaging in cancer management
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A practical guide to implementing Ordercomms and electronic remote requesting in radiology - BFCR(14)1

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The RCR recognises that information technology (IT) can greatly improve the patient pathway in clinical radiology, particularly in terms of patient experience and efficiency. The use of electronic requesting is one such area and we would encourage all organisations involved in the requesting of radiology investigations to invest in appropriate technology. However, there are many pitfalls in the delivery of a service and, therefore, we hope you will find this guidance useful in ensuring you obtain the major benefits from this innovation.
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Interventional oncology: guidance for service delivery - RCR(13)2

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Archive
This guidance has been superseded by Interventional oncology: guidance for service delivery, second edition, available at: www.rcr.ac.uk/publication/interventional-oncology-guidance-service-delivery-second-edition.
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Evidence-based indications for the use of PET-CT in the UK 2013 - 2013

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Archive
This guidance has been superseded by Evidence-based indications for the use of PET-CT in the UK 2016
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A guide to job planning in clinical radiology - BFCR(13)9

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This guidance forms part of a group of documents to assist radiologists in ensuring they have a realistic job plan that reflects, as far as possible, their full contribution to patient care. An addendum focusing on job plans for interventional radiologists was added in 2018.

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