Sustainable future for diagnostic radiology: establishing network solutions for radiology services

Reference: 
BFCR(15)12
Date: 
2015
Date of next review: 
2019
Status: 
Withdrawn

Radiology capacity has not kept pace with the rapidly increasing demand for imaging services. One way of making better use of existing resources is to establish local or regional radiology networks. Teams working together across traditional boundaries have the potential to deliver significant gains for the NHS, while providing the required quality of expert reporting.

The RCR’s guidance document explores areas where established networks have proven successful, and looks at the considerations that should be taken in creating any new networks.