Radiopaedia.org Rapids



Exam prep resources: Rapids | Vivas

Radiopaedia.org Rapids is a set of practice exams aimed for registrars preparing for the 2B component of the FRCR examination, which is the professional examination that is undertaken in the United Kingdom and several other countries. It is administrated by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). This set of exams will be useful other radiology registrars/residents wanting to test their skill at quickly assessing normal and abnormal films.

Examination

  • 30 plain radiographs
  • approximately 50% normal
  • candidate must report "normal" or the diagnosis if abnormal
  • 35 minutes
  • pass mark is 27/30
See the scoring system PDF on the RCR website.

Technique

The key to this examination is not to overcall. To this end, we have created a select of playlists of 30 cases similar to those you will see in the examination:

  • get a timer and set 35 minutes
  • get a piece of paper or use an app to record your answers
  • click the link from one of the practice sets
  • hit GO on the timer
  • check your answers with the results given after the final case
  • make sure that this is completed within the allotted 35 minutes

Practice packets

RAPIDS: SET 1

RAPIDS: SET 2

RAPIDS: SET 3

RAPIDS: SET 4

RAPIDS: SET 5


RAPIDS: SET 6

RAPIDS: SET 7

Credits

This has been a collaborative Radiopaedia.org editorial project, with contributions from:

  • Dr Ian Bickle FRCR, RIPAS Hospital, BSB, Brunei
  • Dr Jeremy Jones FRCR, RHSC, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Dr Henry Knipe MBBS, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
  • Dr Derek Smith MBChB, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, Scotland

With significant dedicated image contributions from Dr Glen Clarke FRCR FRCS, Acute South West Hospital, Northern Ireland.

Graphic courtesy of Dr Matt Skalski DC DACBR, University of Southern California, United States of America. 

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