Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

Exams and postgraduate opportunities

Examinations

(a) Undergraduate: Final Medical Year
(b) Postgraduate: FFR (RCSI) though Faculty of Radiologists, RCSI

Postgraduate opportunities

Non-consultant hospital doctors working in the Department are given assistance to obtain their higher degrees in their chosen discipline. They are given leave to attend Radiological Courses and are encouraged to attend and submit abstracts to all Radiological Scientific Meetings.

Research

Research is currently underway in a number of areas. These include:
1. Biliary imaging
2. Abdominal imaging
3. Interventional Radiology
4. GI Radiology


Research is predominantly clinical in nature and many combined clinical radiologic collaborations are in progress. Over the last two years the main areas of research have been in biliary imaging and in particular, with the use of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography for biliary imaging. A large number of abstracts have been presented on this topic, both nationally and internationally.
The second area of intensive research deals with the use of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) as an imaging tool to non-invasively image major arterial systems. Research projects are underway with MRA to evaluate the renal arteries, pulmonary arteries, carotid arteries and aorto-iliac segments.

Diplomas/Degrees

FFR (Part 1) FRCR (Part 11)
FFR (RCSI) (Part 1) FFR (RCSI) (Part 11)