Specialty Training in Clinical Radiology in the UK

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Radiology training in the UK

One of the most exciting and rapidly advancing specialties within medicine is Clinical Radiology. That's why many International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are interested in joining specialty training in clinical radiology in the UK. The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) maintain the training and their website would be the primary source of information and guidelines.

Related Sub-specialties and special interest areas

Clinical Radiology in the UK is a run-through training for 5 years. The recruitment happens at ST1 level only. A further ST6 can be taken for specializing in Interventional Radiology.

Even-though Interventional Radiology is the only officially recognized sub-specialty, but radiology trainee can have "special interest" in the following major areas:

  • Paediatric radiology
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Vascular
  • Neuroradiology
  • Head & Neck
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Oncology
  • Cardiac
  • Chest
  • Breast
  • Radionucleotide Radiology

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