6 Sutton Central Nervous System FRCR Series

FRCR Preparation Series

This Course Prepares the student in CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (Sutton) Chapter for Radiology Exams.

What you’ll learn

  • Study for FRCR Exam.
  • General FRCR 2A.
  • FRCR 2B Theory.
  • FRCR 2B Vivas.

Course Content

  • 1 Ch 47 The Pharynx and Larynx Introduction –> 72 lectures • 2hr 22min.
  • 1 Ch 48 The Sinuses –> 30 lectures • 1hr 1min.
  • Ch 49 Teeth and Jaws –> 59 lectures • 1hr 27min.

6 Sutton Central Nervous System FRCR Series


This Course Prepares the student in CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (Sutton) Chapter for Radiology Exams.

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) is the professional body responsible for the specialty of clinical oncology and clinical radiology throughout the United Kingdom. Its role is to advance the science and practice of radiology and oncology, further public education and set appropriate professional standards of practice. The College also sets and monitors the educational curriculum for those training to enter the profession. It is a registered charity in the United Kingdom.

The College publishes two journals, Clinical Oncology and the Clinical Radiology Journal, as well as awarding various prizes and scholarships.

A series of bodies has represented practitioners of radiological medicine in the UK, starting in 1897 with the foundation of the Roentgen Society (named for the physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen). Subsequently-founded societies included the British Association of Radiologists (1934), the Society of Radiotherapists of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1935) and the Faculty of Radiologists (1939).

In 1950 the first issue of the Clinical Radiology Journal was published by the Faculty of Radiologists, who were then granted a Royal Charter of incorporation in 1953. Professor Sir Brian Windeyer helped found and became President of the Faculty of Radiologists from 1949-52.[2] A supplemental charter was given in 1975 to rename the Faculty as The Royal College of Radiologists. The College then published the first issue of Clinical Oncology in September 1989.

In May 2021, the RCR launched the first national radiotherapy consent forms to help standardise and strengthen the informed consent process for adult cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. Standardised consent forms with tailored information regarding radiotherapy for different tumour sites were released, and digital versions developed in collaboration with digital consent company Concentric Health.[3]

Fellowship of Royal College of Radiologist Examinations[edit]

Candidates are examined against the Specialty Training Curriculum for Clinical Radiology. The specialty trainees are expected to complete their First FRCR examination before progressing to ST2. During their ST3 training year they are expected to pass the Final FRCR Part A examination, and must complete this before progressing to ST4. During ST4, trainees are expected to pass the Final FRCR Part B examination.[4]

First FRCR examination

The First FRCR examination expects candidates to have gained a knowledge of the physical principles that underpin diagnostic medical imaging and of the anatomy needed to perform and interpret radiological studies.

Final FRCR Part A examination

The Final FRCR Part A examination comprises single best answers, split into two separate papers for the purposes of delivery. Each paper contains 120 questions and examining candidates on all aspects of clinical radiology and the basic sciences of physics, anatomy and techniques.[8]

The main areas examined are:

1. Cardiothoracic and Vascular

2. Musculoskeletal and Trauma

3. Gastro-intestinal

4. Genito-urinary, Adrenal, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Breast

5. Paediatric

6. Central Nervous and Head & Neck

Final FRCR Part B examination

During the ST4 training, the specialty trainees are expected to complete the Final FRCR Part B. The Final FRCR (Part B) examination consists of a reporting session, a rapid reporting session and an oral examination.

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