General Instructions

Rapid Reporting session

1. The Rapid Reporting Session is of 30 minutes' duration. Though the exam is timed for 30 minutes we recommend that you try and finish it in 25 minutes as clicking and visualising films on the computer is practically much faster than pulling them out of envelopes.
2. There are 30 cases some may be a single film in some cases there are 2 films which are marked a & b . You are required to identify those that show normal appearances and those that show abnormal appearances. On the online exam you will get a mark just for saying that the film is abnormal, you will however get the correct answers at the end of every exam. However in the real FRCR you need to briefly identify the abnormality/diagnosis.
3. Minor age related changes should be recorded as "normal" for example spinal or knee degeneration edentulous mandible. Anatomical variants should be recorded as "normal".
4. You are reminded that 40-60% of the 30 cases will be normal/abnormal.

Long cases session

1. The Reporting Session is of 45 minutes' duration.
2. You need to answer 6 cases, all of which should be reported. A brief case history and relevant clinical data will be provided for each. Each case may comprise up to 4 films or scans.
3. You are strongly advised to follow a standard format, ie
•observations of all the imaging modalities provided
•principal diagnosis
•limited differential diagnosis
•any relevant further investigation or management
4. Reports must be brief, relevant and legible.
5. The cases will be of differing complexity and you should ensure you allow sufficient time to report each case adequately. Check that the number on the film agrees with that on the envelope and that you have removed all the films from the envelope before beginning to consider the case.
6. Cases provided are for practice only we will endeavour to provide answers which we think are the most appropriate there may be other ways of answering these cases which may be equally appropriate.