RCR Standards

Listed here you will find some of the Standards and Guidance documents produced by the RCR that may be of particular interest to GI and Abdominal Radiologists. Click on the links to download the documents.

Recommendations for cross-sectional imaging in cancer management, Second edition.  Imaging in the evaluation of cancer. BFCR(14)2_1_Imaging

Recommendations for cross-sectional imaging in cancer management, Second edition.  General techniques for examinations discussing CT, biopsy and MRIBFCR(14)2_2_General

Recommendations for cross-sectional imaging in cancer management, Second edition.  Positron emission tomography CT (PET-CT). BFCR(14)2_3_PET-CT

Recommendations for cross-sectional imaging in cancer management, Second edition. Lymph nodes. BFCR(14)2_4_Lymph

Recommendations for cross-sectional imaging in cancer management, Second edition. Liver cancer. BFCR(14)2_10_Liver

Recommendations for cross-sectional imaging in cancer management, Second edition. Pancreatic cancer. BFCR(14)2_11_Pancreas

Recommendations for cross-sectional imaging in cancer management, Second edition. Colon cancer. BFCR(14)2_12_Colon

Recommendations for cross-sectional imaging in cancer management, Second edition. Carcinoma of unknown primary origin. BFCR(14)2_24_CUP

Recommendations for cross-sectional imaging in cancer management, Second edition. Risks of radiation exposureBFCR(14)2_26_Risks

Standards for the provision of an ultrasound service. BFCR(14)17 2014

Cancer multidisciplinary team meetings – standards for clinical radiologists, second edition. BFCR(14)15_MDTMs 2014

Guidance on the use of CT Colonography for suspected colorectal cancer. BFCR(14)9_COLON  2014. 

Focussed ultrasound training standards BCFR(12)18 2012

Ultrasound training recommendations for medical and surgical specialties, Second edition BCFR(12)17 2012

Standards for patient consent particular to radiology BCFR(12)8 2012

Evidence-based indications for the use of PET-CT in the United Kingdom BCFR(12)3 2012

Consensus guidelines for the safe prescription and administration of oral bowel-cleansing agents BCFR(12)1 2012

Standards for the NPSA and RCR safety checklist for radiological interventions BFCR(10)17 2010

Standards for intravascular contrast agent administration to adult patients, Second edition BFCR(10)4 2010

Standards for the introduction of new procedures and new devices - updated in January 2010 to reflect new guidance from the MHRA on 'off label' use BFCR(09)13 2009

Standards for radiofrequency ablation (RFA) BFCR(09)12 2009

Many other standards documents are available on the RCR website


In addition there are several guidance documents which can be ordered in print from the college or downloaded from their website. These include the following which are particularly relevant to GI and Abdominal radiologists:

Protocol for prevention of and management of vascular air embolism during interventional radiological procedures   BFCR(11)7 2011

Improving paediatric interventional radiology services  BFCR(10)12  2012

Self-review of practice for clinical radiologists undertaking interventional procedures BFCR(10)11 2010

Indications for PET-CT: guidance from The Royal College of Radiologists BFCR(10)16 2010

Consensus Guidelines for the Prescription and Administration of Oral Bowel Cleansing Agents 2009

Image-guided ablation BFCR(09)14 2009