Discover radiology

Clinical radiology is the use of medical imaging techniques to look inside the body to diagnose, treat and monitor diseases and injuries. 

X-ray scanning was the first type of diagnostic imaging, developed following the discovery of X-rays in 1895. Today, radiologists use a wide range of imaging methods, including ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and molecular imaging techniques.

Discover and explore the amazing world of medical imaging. 


Radiologists examine patient's scans
Radiologist investigates chest X-rays

What does a clinical radiologist do?

Detecting and diagnosing disease through imaging

Interventional radiologist treating patient

What is interventional radiology?

Using minimally invasive, image-guided medical treatments

Molecular imaging

What is the future of radiology?

Molecular imaging and genomics are growing areas of radiology

Become a lay member

The RCR benefits greatly from the contribution members of the public make to its work. 

RCR Talks

Watch our lecture and Q&A with Dr Sam Hare on the role of imaging in the fight against COVID-19

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Inside the human body

Listen to our ten-part audio series that introduces children to the world of radiology