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Useful radiology resources with reviews


There are many books and online resources available to those studying radiology. On this page we provide a list of commonly used resources with descriptions and reviews of their content. If you have a particular interest in the UK’s FRCR exam for certification as a radiologist, a dedicated page is available here. Click the links to buy the books or visit the various websites!



Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology: 2-Volume Set (By A Adam et al.): Defining two-volume set of books covering all aspects of radiology. These books are often found in radiology departments and is a great go to reference text whenever you are unclear on something.

Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology Essentials (By LA Grant et al.): Single volume shorthand version of the 2-volume Grainger & Allison book. Often bought by trainees as a reference text for use at home.

Crack the Core Exam: 2-Volume Set (By P Lionhart): Ideal as a revision guide for MCQ preparation. This book comes highly recommended for those taking radiology exams. While it does not have many images, it is the principal text for many people's MCQ preparation. With its easy to understand, straight to the point style, this book is a must have for radiology trainees.

Accident and Emergency Radiology: A Survival Guide (By N Raby et al.): Useful introduction to plain film trauma interpretation. This text can be read quite quickly and provides a good overview of trauma film findings. It contains some really useful diagrams and a good number of example radiographs. Also, at the end of each section the author describes the common pitfalls to look out for which is very useful.

The Chest X-Ray: A Survival Guide (By G de Lacey et al.): Comprehensive guide to chest radiograph interpretation. This text is packed with explanations and illustrations, which are sufficiently good that you can teach yourself how to report chest radiographs.

Fundamentals of Skeletal Radiology (By CA Helms): Conversational and practical approach to skeletal radiology. This book is especially good for the evaluation of lytic and sclerotic bone lesions on plain film.


Radiographics: Reliable source of up to date, fully referenced educational articles.

Radiopaedia: A widely used wiki-based resource that is endlessly helpful when you are looking for a quick refresher about a topic.

Radiology Assistant: Step by step approach to the assessment of disease with imaging. This site covers many common diseases and succinctly guides you through the identification of pathology. The annotated images provide an excellent complement to the already helpful text.

STATdx: Gold standard, comprehensive online resource that provides clear, succinct explanations of pathology accompanied by useful key images. The only drawback is the price.

RadReport: Templates for reporting provided by the RSNA. The use of a reporting template is not to everyone's taste, however, for trainees having a structure to your report will make sure you remember to look at all the relevant areas.

Head and Neck Radiology: This is an excellent website that offers a comprehensive set of anatomy and pathology lectures for all your head and neck imaging needs.

LinesTubes: Online bank of images showing the appearances of the many different lines and tubes encountered in practice.

RadMeds: This website serves as your one-stop guide for medication dosing in radiology. It is worth saving this site to your favourites for ready access in times of need.

RadPrimer: High quality question resource useful for examination preparation.