Recommended FRCR exam courses, books and resources

Recommended books, e-learning and online resources for the First, 2A and 2B FRCR examinations


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First FRCR anatomy exam books

Essential:

Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy
Jamie Weir, Peter Abrahams, Jonathan Spratt, Lonie Salkowski

Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy

There are some great books out there, however only one is essential!  This is it.  A comprehensive atlas for the FRCR anatomy exam.

 

Recommended:

Radiological Anatomy for FRCR Part 1
Philip Borg, Abdul Rahman Alvi

Radiological Anatomy for FRCR Part 1
 

 

 

First FRCR Anatomy Examination Revision (MasterPass)
Alexander King, Benjamin Hudson

First FRCR Anatomy Examination Revision (MasterPass)
 

 

 

First FRCR Anatomy: Practice Cases
Constantinos Tingerides, Ashley Uttley, David Minks, Claire Exley

First FRCR Anatomy: Practice Cases
 

 

 

First FRCR Anatomy: Mock Papers
Matthew Budak, Magdalena Szewczyk-Bieda, Richard White, Jamie Weir

First FRCR Anatomy: Mock Papers
 

 

 
 

 

First FRCR anatomy exam online resources

 

 Practice questions

 Useful websites

 

First FRCR anatomy exam courses

 

  First FRCR Anatomy Courses

  • Leicester FRCR Part 1 Anatomy Revision Course  
    4 x mock exams marked held in Leicester (1 day)
    Discount when attending both the anatomy and physics courses
  • Oxford FRCR Part 1 Anatomy Revision Course  
    Topics covered in exam format and 1 x mock exam held in Oxford (1 day)
    Early registrants will receive a free copy of Passing the FRCR Part 1: Cracking Anatomy
  • Imperial FRCR Part 1 Anatomy Course  
    Held in London
  • Peninsula FRCR Part 1 Anatomy Revision Course  
    Held in Plymouth
    Discount when attending both the anatomy and physics courses
  • Guys FRCR Part 1 Anatomy Course
    Held in London
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First FRCR Physics exam books

Essential:

FRCR Physics Notes
Sarah Abdulla, Christopher Clarke

FRCR Physics Notes: Medical imaging physics for the First FRCR examination

Written by radiologists for radiologists, and checked by physicists, these notes are concise and comprehensive covering the entire scope of the RCR Radiology - integrated training initiative (R-ITI) upon which the first FRCR physics exams are based.

 

 

Recommended:

MRI from Picture to Proton
Donald McRobbie, Elizabeth Moore, Martin Graves, Martin Prince

MRI from Picture to Proton
 

 

MRI in Practice
Catherine Westbrook, Carolyn Roth, John Talbot

MRI in Practice
 

 

 
 

Get Through First FRCR: MCQs for the Physics Module
Grant Mair, Andrew Baird, Andrew Nisbet

Get Through First FRCR: MCQs for the Physics Module
 

 

 

 

First FRCR Physics exam online resources

 

 Useful websites

 Practice questions

 

First FRCR Physics exam courses

 

  First FRCR Physics Courses


 

Final FRCR 2A books

Recommended reference:

Crack the Core Exam - Volume 1 and Crack the Core Exam - Volume 2
Prometheus Lionhart

Crack the Core Exam - Volume 1 Crack the Core Exam - Volume 2

A good core textbook which succinctly covers a lot of the common exam topics with many good aide memories. There are some inaccuracies so you'll need to cross-reference with other sources, and it is written by an American so doesn't cover any national UK guidelines and sometimes uses brand names for basic drugs which you may need to look up. We suggest you annotate with your own notes as you revise.

 

 

Fundamentals of Skeletal Radiology
Clyde Helms

Fundamentals of Skeletal Radiology

Known as "the pink book".  A superb introduction to musculoskeletal radiology providing a good overview of tricky areas, particularly bone lesions.  Recommend reading cover to cover before doing 2A practise questions.

 

Radiology Review Manual
Wolfgang Dahnert

Radiology Review Manual

A comprehensive radiology reference text with logical organisation, extensive lists of imaging findings and differential diagnoses. Many diagrams, but no radiology images. The 2A exams often ask you about the smallest of details straight out of this book.  Do not read cover to cover (that's insane), but use as a reference while revising for the exams.

 

 

Recommended question books:

Get Through Final FRCR 2A: SBAs
Teck Yew Chin, Susan Cheng Shelmerdine, Akash Ganguly, Chinedum Anosike

Get Through Final FRCR 2A: SBAs
 

 

 
 

 

Final FRCR 2A online resources

 

 Recommended PodCast

Songs 4 FRCR: Radiology FRCR 2A Revision  
Passive FRCR revision for commutes and lazy days.  A fantastic FRCR 2A revision podcast combining revision with cheesy music.  Worth a listen.

 

Final FRCR 2A courses

 

  FRCR 2a Courses


 

Final FRCR 2B books

Essential:

Rapid Review of Radiology
Shahid Hussain, Sherif Latif, Adrian Hall

Rapid Review of Radiology

There are a few good books for the 2B exam, but by far the best in my opinion is this one.  A must have for the FRCR 2B exam.

 

Top 3 Differentials in Radiology
William O'Brien

Top 3 Differentials in Radiology
 

 

Recommended:

Long Cases for the Final FRCR 2B
Rebecca Hanlon

Long Cases for the Final FRCR 2B
 

 

 

Radiology Case Review: Imaging, Differential Diagnosis, and Discussion
James Provenzale, Rendon Nelson, Emily Vinson

Radiology Case Review: Imaging, Differential Diagnosis, and Discussion
 

 

 

Final FRCR 2B Long Cases: A Survival Guide
Jessie Aw, John Curtis

Final FRCR 2B Long Cases: A Survival Guide
 

 

 

Final FRCR Part B Viva: 100 Cases
Richard White, Robin Proctor, Ian Zealley

Final FRCR Part B Viva: 100 Cases
 

 

 

 

Final FRCR 2B online resources

 

 Practice questions

Radiopaedia.org Rapids  
Free rapid reporting packets (7 x packets of 30)
Radiopaedia.org Vivas  
Free vivas (6 x practice vivas)

 

Final FRCR 2B courses

 

  FRCR 2B Courses (UK)

Please note these FRCR 2B courses are subject to change and candidates are advised to book early (up to a year in advance).  Often places will become available at last minute due to people dropping out, booking more courses than they need or being unable to get the time off, so make sure you add your name to a waiting list if possible.

  • Northwick Park FRCR 2b Rapid Reporting Courses  
    4 different rapid reporting courses held in London (1 day each)
    Northwick Park Advanced Chest X-ray Study Day  
    Sets of CXR's and excellent preparation for the Viva part of the FRCR 2B held in London (1 day)
  • Edinburgh 2 day FRCR Course  
    Mix of Vivas, Rapids, Long cases and small group tutorials held in Edinburgh (2 days)
    Edinburgh 1 day FRCR Course  
    Rapid reporting and Long cases held in Edinburgh (1 day)
  • East Midlands FRCR 2B Course  
    Mix of Vivas, Rapids and Long cases held in Leicester (2 days)
    East Midlands FRCR 2B reporting course  
    Rapid reporting and Long cases held in Leicester (1 day)
  • Aunt Minnies for FRCR 2B Course  
    Excellent mix of Mini-Tests and Workshops held in Sheffield (2 days)
    Neuroradiology for FRCR 2B  
    Excellent mix of Mini-Tests and Workshops held in Sheffield (1 day)
  • Virtual Radiology Tutor FRCR 2B Course  
    Mix of Vivas, Rapids and Long cases run from Yorkshire (1 day)
  • South West FRCR Courses  
    Mix of Vivas, Rapids and Long cases held in Bristol or Bridgwater (2 days)
  • King's FRCR 2B Revision Course  
    Mix of Vivas, Rapids and Long cases held in London (2 days)
  • Norwich Radiology Academy FRCR 2B Course  
    Mix of Vivas, Rapids and Long cases held in Norwich (1 day)
  • South Thames Rapids Course  
    Rapid reporting with tips and discussion held in London (1 day)
    South Thames Written Course  
    Mix of Rapids, Long cases and a tutorial held in London (2 days)
    South Thames FRCR 2B Run Through Exam Course  
    Mix of Vivas, Rapids and Long cases held in London (2 or 3 day package)
  • Peninsula FRCR 2B Revision Course  
    Mix of Vivas, Rapids and Long cases held in Plymouth (2 days)
  • Heart of England FRCR 2B Revision Course  
    Mix of Vivas, Rapids and Long cases held in Birmingham (2 days)
    Heart of England Long Case/Rapid Reporting Course  
    Rapid reporting and Long cases held in Birmingham (1 day)
  • National Imaging Academy Wales FRCR 2b Two Day Revision Course  
    Mix of Vivas, Rapids and Long cases held in Wales (2 days)
  • Royal Free Hospital FRCR 2B Course  
    Mix of Vivas, Rapids and Long cases held in London (2 days)
  • Coventry FRCR IIB Course  
    Mix of Vivas, Rapids, Long cases and short tutorials held in Coventry (2 days)
  • FRCR 2B Master Course  
    Mix of Vivas, Rapids and Long cases held in London (2 days)
    VIVA-Rad Course  
    Mix of vivas and keynote talks held in London and Liverpool (2 days)
  • London Heathrow FRCR 2B Preparation course  
    Mix of Vivas, Rapids and Long cases held in London (2 days)
    Crewe FRCR 2B Preparation course  
    Mix of Vivas, Rapids and Long cases held in Crewe (2 days)
  • Southend FRCR 2B Rapid Reporting & Long Cases Course
    Mix of Rapid reporting and Long cases held in Southend-On-Sea (2 days)
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  • National Breast Imaging Academy FRCR 2B Virtual Breast Course
    Intensive evening online course focusing on breast imaging for the FRCR 2B. Tutorials, vivas and long cases held online (1 day). Two sittings. Places limited and free to candidates sitting the FRCR 2B in March 2021
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  FRCR 2B Courses (Abroad)


 

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