The placement at the Radiology Academy provides a comprehensive program of radiology and is delivered by NWSOR Lecturers and Consultant Radiologists from across the region. The aim of the program is to develop core skills and knowledge for reporting and performing ultrasound.

The content of the program is guided by the RCR curriculum and split into 10 sessions across the week with each session lasting 3-4 hours . The sessions cover the knowledge and reporting skills for all core radiology subspecialty topics. There is an emphasis on plain film interpretation and emergency cross-section reporting to ensure trainees achieve the required level of skill for responsibilities in ST2.

During the placement trainees review and report radiology images, discuss findings with tutors , present cases to peers and undertake regular assessments.

Regular assessments are undertaken during the placement which provide evidence of progress for WBP assessments on Kaizen

US training is organised and delivered by a Sonographer Clinical Tutor, with support from other faculty members. US training is comprised of theoretical, followed by practical scanning on live and simulation models. There are two formal assessments to ensure competence and progress.

The Radiology Academy has an online facility through NWSOR Google Workspace to enable sharing of educational material, facility assessments and provide video conference when required. This is accessed through your NWSOR account.

The Academy Teaching takes place 4 days a week (excluding Wednesdays) and is face to face at Edge Hill University unless otherwise stated in the timetable. Trainees are released each Wednesday to attend the online Anatomy and Physics Programs.

Before starting at the Academy you are required to read


sections and complete the necessary forms.

For full Details of the Program go to the Academy Program