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Radiology Cafe's mission is to support applicants to clinical radiology training and provide the best educational resources and exam preparation material for radiology trainees

What is Radiology Cafe?

Radiology Cafe is a website providing junior doctors invaluable advice on applying to clinical radiology and supports radiology trainees with revision resources and mock exams.

There’s detailed in-depth information about the radiology application process including example interview questions, latest competition ratios, advice on improving your CV and portfolio, and information on what it’s like working as a radiologist.

For radiology trainees we provide guidance for the FRCR exams including revision notes, mock exams and up-to date lists of all courses.  We also have teaching resources for medical students.

How do we work?

We look at what doctors and students need help with and we try and help them.  That’s why we created free mock FRCR Part 1 anatomy exams and FRCR Physics notes.  We’re always looking to see what else we can add to Radiology Cafe to help trainees and applicants to radiology.  We have some fantastic contributors and only publish content which has been peer reviewed and meets our high standards.

Radiology Cafe users from around the world
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Our educational resources are world class and we reach students, doctors and trainees not just within the UK, but throughout the world.  Here’s some of our user statistics.

 16,895  cities

225  countries

Meet the team

Dr Christopher Clarke


Founder, Editor and Developer of Radiology Cafe

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Dr Christopher Clarke is a Consultant Radiologist at Nottingham University Hospitals in the UK and founded Radiology Cafe in 2011.  He is the editor of the First FRCR anatomy mock exams and editor-in-chief of Radiology Cafe, ensuring accurate and excellent content throughout the site.  He is the author of Chest X-rays for Medical Students (2020), Abdominal X-rays for Medical Students (2015), which was highly commended at the 2016 BMA Medical Book Awards, and FRCR Physics Notes (2020) books.  He enjoys web development and graphic design, and is keen to help trainees get the most out of clinical radiology training.

Contact Dr Christopher Clarke  |  X (twitter)  @chrisgdclarke  |  LinkedIn  Connect with me

Dr Sarah Abdulla


FRCR Physics Notes Editor

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Dr Sarah Abdulla is a Consultant Neuroradiologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (UK) and editor of the FRCR physics notes at Radiology Cafe and author of FRCR Physics Notes (2020). Sarah attended medical school in Cambridge and undertook a Neuroradiology Fellowship at the University of Toronto.

Dr Melisa Sia


Radiology Basics Editor

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Editor of Radiology Basics at Radiology Cafe, Melisa is a Consultant Radiologist at University Hospitals of Leicester (UK).

Contact Dr Melisa Sia  |  X (twitter)  @melisa_sia

Social Media Team

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Dr Parjeet Kaur Gharial

Dr Nattakarn Limphaibool​

The social media team enjoy promoting access to radiology education and research. They are keen to provide valuable resources for radiology trainees, junior doctors, and medical students through social media platforms.

Article contributors

Dr Tom Turmezei | Dr Muneera Mohideen  |  Dr Smeer Aggarwal  |  Dr Krit Dwivedi  |  Dr Amir Helmy  |  Dr Sarah Hudson |  Dr Rachel Hubbard  |  Dr Ebrahim Palkhi  |  Dr Anne-Marie Taylor  |  Dr Josephine Weaver  |  Dr Calum Worsley  |  Dr Gautham Krishna Palanisamy

Blog contributors

Kirsty Wood  |  James Sutton  |  Andrew Koo  |  Michael Larson   |  Emily King  |  Mohammed Noaman  |  Abbas Palkhi  |  Omar Abdel-Hadi  |  Ashraf Abbas  |  Senali Perera  |  Almuzamel Khair  |  Margarita Lymbouris

Special thanks

Many thanks to the plain film radiographers at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds for helping us take some awesome arty x-rays.  Thanks to the radiographers at Nottingham University Hospitals for helping to scan a Kinder Egg. Thanks to Jim Zhong for his illustrations and a massive thanks to anyone else not mentioned who has helped contribute to Radiology Cafe.

  We’re looking for keen individuals to help add content and join our team! If you would like to learn more, please get in touch.

Dr Christopher Clarke Founder, Radiology Cafe

When did Radiology Cafe start?

The idea for Radiology Cafe began early in 2011 to provide a portal for students and junior doctors to learn more about the specialty.  Within a few months the website was live and since then it has evolved over many years and helped numerous doctors with their applications to radiology training.  Radiology Cafe will continue to develop and grow as new material is added all the time.  Watch this space!

How is the site structured?

Interview & Application

Aimed at helping junior doctors applying for ST1 Clinical Radiology training posts.  There is useful information on the application and interview process, competition ratios, improving CVs and portfolios and what its like working as a radiologist.  There is also information for medical students on what is a radiologist as well as advice on how to improve their CV whilst at medical school.


Useful tips and advice for the FRCR exams, free mock anatomy exams, physics revision notes, list of FRCR revision courses, links to great resources and books and gallery of normal anatomical variants.

Radiology trainees

Aimed at radiology registrars in training.  A starters guide for new ST1 trainees, money saving tips, links to radiological societies and dedicated advice for consultant job preparation.

Medical students & Junior doctors

Aimed at juniors and medical students.  Recommended books, revision resources and Radiology Basics, a free e-learning resource teaching the basics of CT, MRI and Ultrasound.


Information and links to upcoming radiological events, courses, conferences and meetings including an up-to-date list of all revision courses for the FRCR exams.


Posts on all sort of radiology training topics and latest website updates.

Thank you very much for visiting Radiology Cafe!