Royal College of Radiologists

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Royal College of Radiologists

The College was granted a Royal Charter in 1953, and, in 1979, became The Royal College of Radiologists, comprised of clinical radiologists and clinical oncologists. Clinical radiologists provide diagnostic imaging and, increasingly, interventional radiology, and are usually hospital based. Clinical oncologists are medical specialists skilled in non-surgical forms of cancer treatment, utilising radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, radioactive isotopes and other special techniques to treat patients with cancer.

The College traces its roots back to the Röntgen Society founded in 1897, which had loose ties with medicine. In the 1930s some radiologists established The British Association of Radiologists, while others formed The Society of Radiotherapists, to treat cancer with x-rays and radium; in 1939, the two merged to form The Faculty of Radiologists.

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The Royal College of Radiologists (charity no: 211540) has over 9,600 Fellows and members worldwide, representing the specialties of clinical oncology and clinical radiology.
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Only 59 per cent of radiology equipment used in NHS hospitals is under seven years old - the recommended maximum age set by the Royal College of Radiologists.
Three investigators from the Royal College of Radiologists are to scrutinise Dr Frank Smith's reading of 55 patients' barium enema X-rays.
The research, backed by the Royal College of Radiologists, found that cancer had become untreatable in more than one in five sufferers while they waited.
Credible guidelines began to emerge from commercial vendors and national organizations, such as the American College of Radiology, American Medical Association, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Royal College of Radiologists (UK), American Academy of Family Physicians.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists.
The audit was commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership and done by a partnership between the Association of Upper Gastro-Intestinal Surgeons, the British Society of Gastroenterology, the Royal College of Radiologists, the Health and Social Care Information Centre and the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
In 2010, the Royal College of Radiologists reintroduced the anatomy component of the FRCR Part 1 examination and this guide is designed to help trainees in radiology prepare for it.
He served as president of the Royal College of Radiologists from 1983-86.
The Royal College of Radiologists and the National Radiotherapy Advisory Group currently recommend that all linear accelerators need to be replaced every 10 years.
The South African Journal of Radiology reports below a South African 'first': the award of the Frank Doyle Medal to Dr Pieter Janse van Rensburg by the Royal College of Radiologists for being the highest-scoring candidate in the autumn 2009 part A final examination.

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