An overview of Clinical Radiology Training ST1.

Applies to: England, Scotland and Wales. See guidance for Northern Ireland.

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This page aims to provide you with information regarding all aspects of the 2024 Clinical Radiology recruitment process.

Working alongside the Royal College of Clinical Radiologists we manage a centralised process aimed at delivering a fair and consistent process for all applicants.

For more information about Clinical Radiology training, please visit the college’s website.

For careers advice please visit the Health Careers Website.

Detailed information including person specifications, competition ratios and information regarding recruitment to all specialty training posts is available on the national Medical Specialty Recruitment pages.

A career as a clinical radiologist will allow you to read and interpret medical images in order to diagnose, treat and monitor diseases and injuries. You will be able to do this by using a range of imaging techniques, including:

  • X-ray ultrasound
  • computed tomography (CT)
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • positron emission tomography (PET)
  • molecular imaging

You will also be able to run patient clinics, take biopsy samples and prepare patients for surgery, as well as using real-time imaging to perform minimally invasive surgery, called interventional radiology. 

You will have the opportunity to specialise, becoming experts in areas such as musculoskeletal, breast, cardiac, paediatric and gastrointestinal imaging.

You can also work as ‘generalists’, meaning that you work on all types of hospital imaging, as well as doing some interventional work.

Page last reviewed: 20 June 2023
Next review due: 20 June 2024