Radiology reporting figures for service planning 2022

Date of next review: 

As demand for imaging grows year on year services are under increased pressure to ensure sufficient reporting capacity within their departments.

Crucial to this is the need for guidance and tools to assist services with resource planning and to establish methods for calculating service capacity. By publishing this guidance, the RCR aims to support services by exploring the factors which can affect reporting capacity and by providing two models of calculating reporting capacity which can be adapted by departments depending on their requirements. 

The focus of this guidance is solely on departmental planning rather than the individuals and it should not be used for individual performance management or medico-legally. 

This guidance replaces the 2012 publication Clinical radiology workload: guidance on radiologists’ reporting figures. If you would like to enquire about the older document please contact

Watch a webinar presenting the guidance