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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Standards for radiofrequency ablation (RFA), Second edition - BFCR(13)8

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Current
Guidance on the use of radiofrequency ablation and to promote equity of access
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Image-guided ablation, Second edition - BFCR(13)7

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Current
This document provides guidance on the use of image-guided ablation including an overview of the requirements to establish an IGA service.
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Guidance on screening and symptomatic breast imaging, Third edition - BFCR(13)5

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Current
The document is provided for radiologists and other members of breast teams providing diagnostic, treatment and follow-up services for patients with symptomatic breast problems.
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Radiation and the early fetus - BFCR(13)4

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Current
This guidance has been produced to advise clinical radiologists on the measures routinely taken in departments of clinical radiology to protect the unborn child from irradiation. This guidance was originally issued in 1995 and replaces the previous document, BFCR(95)2, which is now withdrawn.
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Recent and future PET-CT developments: guidance on legislative and training aspects for members and Fellows - BFCR(13)3

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Withdrawn
Please note that this document has been withdrawn following a decision by the Professional Support and Standards Board in May 2018. For current guidance on this topic, see the ARSAC notes for guidance: good clinical practice in nuclear medicine (www.gov.uk/government/publications/arsac-notes-for-guidance)
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Quality imaging services for primary care: a good practice guide - BFCR(13)2

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Archive
Developed collaboratively with the RCR, the RCGP and the SCoR, this good practice guide offers advice on developing collaborative practices between diagnostic imaging departments and primary care providers for the benefit of patients, and supporting GPs in delivering timely care.
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Clinical recommendations on the use of uterine artery embolisation (UAE) in the management of fibroids, Third edition - BFCR(13)10

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Archive
Clinical recommendations on the use of uterine artery embolisation in the management of fibroids, Third edition is intended to provide information for patients interested in undergoing UAE and guidelines for clinicians involved in their care.​
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Prevention of Contrast Induced Acute Kidney Injury (CI-AKI) In Adult Patients - 2013

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Archive
Please note that these guidelins have been archived as of April 2017.
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Guidance for Fellows in implementing surgical safety checklists for radiological procedures - BFCR(13)1

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Withdrawn
Please note that this guidance was withdrawn in January 2019 and replaced with Guidance on implementing safety checklists for radiological procedures, second edition
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Standards for patient confidentiality and RIS and PACS - BFCR(12)19

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Current
Standards for patient confidentiality and RIS and PACS aims to set standards for how patient confidentiality should be maintained with specific regard to the use of PACS.

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