Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 15 Nov 2021

The curricula aim to set out what constitutes core knowledge, as a helpful aid to study. These are set out by system. 

We operationally define core knowledge as important topics that all general radiologists and senior registrars should have a broad working knowledge of. These curricula are therefore in no way an exhaustive list of all topics in each system as they explicitly exclude rare and/or esoteric topics. 


Topics included in these curricula should, therefore, fulfill one or more of the following: 

  • clinically important structures that all general radiologists should know in order to appropriately communicate with clinicians
  • common conditions encountered in a general radiology setting (e.g. colorectal carcinoma)
  • critical conditions that require immediate action even if only occasionally seen in general radiology setting (e.g. subarachnoid hemorrhage or pneumothorax)


Topics that should not be included in curricula include: 

  • clinically irrelevant esoterica
  • conditions only encountered in subspecialty practice
  • rare conditions that a general radiologist would not be expected to recognize (e.g. pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma)

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