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New Radiology sessions available

Posted on: November 23rd, 2020 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

In May 2020, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA), in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (elfh), launched their elearning programme for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians.  This is the seventh monthly update about the programme.

The full programme of elearning sessions is due to be completed in late 2020, but many sessions are available now, to support your training needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you would like to share your thoughts on the resources and input into the evaluation of the NBIA elearning programme, please visit our survey.

What’s new?

There are 85 elearning sessions available on the elfh Hub.  The latest sessions to be added include:

  • Day in the Life of a Breast Radiologist
  • Day in the Life of a Mammographer
  • Incidental Findings in the Breast on CT
  • Normal Breast and Axilla on Ultrasound
  • MRI The Written Report
  • The Normal Breast

Additional sessions will be added to the elearning catalogue as soon as they are ready.

What can I expect from the elearning sessions?

The interactive elearning sessions cover a wide range of topics on breast imaging and relevant aspects of surgery, oncology, pathology, nursing, and risk and prevention.

In addition to the recently added elearning sessions listed above, you can also access:

  • Breast Density
  • Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • MRI Guided Biopsy
  • Reflective Practice in Breast Imaging

What is the NBIA?

Hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) project is a collaborative, national, multidisciplinary initiative, involving training centres and NHS Trusts around the country as well as Health Education England, Public Health England, the Royal College of Radiologists, the Society and College of Radiographers, the Association of Breast Clinicians and elearning for healthcare.

For further information about the NBIA please visit:

More information, accessing the sessions and providing feedback

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How can a new radiology trainee approach the level of knowledge required to complete the Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) examinations and core radiology training?

Posted on: March 12th, 2020 by Alex Drinkall

The knowledge and skills required are broad, but the trainee is also required to know them in detail. Add to this the fact that much of this knowledge is new, as radiology, particularly the physics, is not well covered during medical school or foundation training. There is so much to cover, with so many possible resources out there. Books provide a lot of information, but can be difficult to digest and retain, and can become out of date quickly in such an ever-changing field. There are many online resources, but it is hard to know which to trust.

Dr Mark PhillipsThe Radiology Integrated Training Initiative (R-ITI) was developed by the Royal College of Radiologists in collaboration with Health Education England elearning for healthcare to address this issue. I have used it throughout my training and have been successful in all of my FRCR exams on first attempt and have progressed from core training into sub-specialty training satisfactorily.

The R-ITI modules cover all the required knowledge of the curriculum, and practical skills such as procedures. The interactive nature makes them more engaging, which is essential for long revision sessions! They also undergo regular review and updates, so as to remain relevant.

If you are finding the prospect of tackling the entirety of the FRCR syllabus daunting, then I would highly recommend looking at the R-ITI modules on offer, as a way of breaking it down into more manageable blocks. Alternatively, you may have a specific topic in your subspecialty interest that you have been struggling with, in which case you may wish to check the R-ITI library for an interactive module to help you.

Whatever your need, check with R-ITI first.


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Radiology-Integrated Training Initiative (R-ITI) updates

Posted on: October 29th, 2019 by Alex Drinkall No Comments

Award-winning R-ITI is one of the largest elearning resources in the world, with more than 560 hours of elearning and around 800 elearning sessions. The following modules have been updated and republished recently:

  • Muscoskeletal and trauma: diaphyseal sclerosis
  • Neuroradiology: degenerative lumbar spine disease
  • Radionuclide radiology: introduction to nuclear medicine infection imaging; infection 2 and lymphoma 18F FDG PET-CT study

R-ITI was developed by Health Education England elearning for healthcare in collaboration with the Royal College of Radiologists.
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