Recommended Books

First FRCR Recommended Booklist

The First FRCR examination can initially seem daunting, especially as many of the topics may not be that familiar to you. There are however several resources both in text and online, which are more or less essential that will help you in your preparation for the exam. Many of these books are available at Elsevier.com and you can get 30% off the listed price for e-books as an SRT member!

A Radiologist’s Notes on Physics for the FRCR Exam (Online)

Gary Pettet

This convenient free book has been written by a radiology consultant who has distilled many of the material in Farr’s into a set of easy to read sections. As such, it is an easier read and useful when revising to ensure that the main principles have been understood.

BMJ Onexamination

The BMJ offer their online question banks for the FRCR physics component, which allows you to study with comparison against peers along with statistical data about which questions you find difficult. As an SRT member you can get 15% discount from this service!

(http://www.onexamination.com/exams/radiology/first-frcr-physics)

e-Anatomy

Wonderful interactive anatomy atlas available both on PC / Mac and mobile devices.
Quite expensive for a yearly subscription but extremely detailed and user friendly.

(https://www.imaios.com/en/e-Anatomy)

Farr’s Physics for Medical Imaging, 2nd Ed (Elsevier)

Penelope J. Allisy-Roberts, Jerry Williams

This text is essential for the physics component of the examination and will be commonplace in registrar rooms across the country. The book details the basics of medical imaging physics and covers most of the material necessary for the exam. In conjunction with the R-ITI online modules, Farr’s is a book that should be picked up early and studied well. Some sections, particularly ultrasound and MRI are less well covered in our opinion and therefore it would be wise to supplement your knowledge with other sources.

First FRCR Anatomy: Mock Papers

Matthew Budak

First FRCR Anatomy: Practice Cases

Constantinos Tingerides

Radiology Cafe (https://www.radiologycafe.com/radiology-trainees/mock-anatomy-exams)
Radiology Cafe hosts 16 free anatomy exams with answers that allow you to simulate the test. This website is a fantastic resource in the weeks coming up to the exam.

Revise Radiology (https://reviseradiology.com/)
Online bank of anatomy images and questions. Payment required.

e-Anatomy (https://www.imaios.com/en/e-Anatomy)
Wonderful interactive anatomy atlas available both on PC / Mac and mobile devices.
Quite expensive for a yearly subscription but extremely detailed and user friendly.

Many of these books are available at Elsevier.com and you can get 30% off the listed price for e-books as an SRT member!

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

Grant Mair, Andrew Baird, Andrew Nisbet, Jerry Williams

MCQS for the First FRCR (Oxford Specialty Training: Revision Texts)

Varut Vardhanabhuti

Physics MCQ’s for the Part 1 FRCR (Shahzad Ilyas)

Practical Radiological Anatomy

Sarah McWilliams

Not as detailed as the Weir’s atlas, but lots of clear pictures and clinical relevance towards the anatomy is emphasised. Good as a general text.

As with the physics examination there is a lot to be gained by performing many questions early on! There are plenty of question books going around, here are some of our favourites:

Radiological Anatomy for FRCR Part 1

Philip Borg

Radiology Cafe

Our friends at Radiology Cafe have prepared some excellent physics notes, which condense a lot of the R-ITI material into conveniently sized sections!

(https://www.radiologycafe.com/radiology-trainees/frcr-physics-notes)

Radiology Cafe

Radiology Cafe hosts 16 free anatomy exams with answers that allow you to simulate the test. This website is a fantastic resource in the weeks coming up to the exam.

(https://www.radiologycafe.com/radiology-trainees/mock-anatomy-exams)Radiology Cafe

Revise Radiology

Online bank of anatomy images and questions. Payment required.

(https://reviseradiology.com/)

Weir & Abrahams’ Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy

Jonathan Spratt et al

This atlas of anatomy covers all of the body parts in different modalities with lots of labels and detail. This book will allow you to familiarise yourself with the anatomy in different planes of view and is also useful as a reference when reporting in the real world.
Very detailed but if you can learn this book through you won’t fail the exam!