International Certificate in Radiology Fundamentals (ICRF)

Empowering the world through education

Project lead: Ailsa Cowie

We collaborated with the University of British Columbia (UBC), Radiopaedia, and eIntegrity, to successfully introduce the International Certificate in Radiology Fundamentals (ICRF) in February 2021. This unique one-year online program aims to build the capabilities of clinicians in developing nations in radiology practice and consequently improve health care delivery to their communities.

Project lead: Ailsa Cowie


We are pleased to announce that the ICRF in 2022 was granted accreditation by UBC CPD (Continuing Professional Development). UBC is a top-50 ranked university in the world, and accreditation of the ICRF by their CPD division points to the quality of the program and its potential significance globally.

RAB is grateful for the invaluable support of Prof Bruce Forster, Professor at the University of British Columbia, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine.



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Congratulations ICRF student award recipients

Each year we will celebrate the ICRF students who achieved outstanding results. To all graduates of the 2021 ICRF, well done on your achievements in the first year of the course, and during what was a challenging year globally.

Student award recipients

Best performing overall

  • Dr Adam Keil-Howman, Radiology trainee, Samoa
  • Dr Raymond Laulu, Radiology trainee, Samoa

Best performing non-radiologist- Pacific

  • Ms Amelia Funaki, Radiographer, Tonga

Best performing radiologist- Pacific

  • Dr Adam Keil-Howman, Radiology trainee, Samoa 
  • Dr Raymond Laulu, Radiology trainee, Samoa

Best performing radiologist- Asia

  • Dr Thanh Hai Nguyen, Radiologist, Vietnam

Best performing radiologist- Africa

  • Dr Amir Mahmud, Radiology trainee, Kenya

To be announced

Expressions of interest (EOI) for 2023 are now open and will close on 14th November 2022

Submit your EOI using the link below.

ICRF Expression of Interest for 2023

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Submitting this form does not mean you are enrolled, and no fee applies for completing this EOI.

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Technology Requirements

 To undertake the course, you will need:

  • A stable internet connection.
  • A computer/laptop/tablet with - Windows (10), macOS (10.11 or newer) and iOS (9.3.5 or newer).
  • To download and install an application called "Safe Exam Browser" which is a customised web browser, available for the above mentioned operating systems. The application must be downloaded and installed on the device that you will use when doing the course assessments.

Over 50% of the course material is sourced from "The Radiology – Integrated Training Initiative" (R-ITI) which is a high-quality e-learning resource for clinicians. This content includes many interactive features and images which are very difficult to access on phone devices, therefore it is strongly recommended that this content be accessed using only a desktop/laptop/tablet with minimum specifications as mentioned above.

Use this link to view a sample of the R-ITI module content.


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What is the International Certificate in Radiology Fundamentals (ICRF)?

  • A unique online program in the basics of radiology practice
  • Designed for radiologists, radiology trainees, other doctors, radiographers, and sonographers.
  • Subsidised access to high quality accredited education
  • Helping students in developing nations to build their capabilities in radiology, to improve health care delivery and patient outcome

Units of study

  • Physics
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Abdomen
  • Neuroradiology
  • Cardiothoracic
  • Women's Health
  • Paediatrics
  • Intervention

Course description

Study type: Online, with regular interactive webinars with faculty

Study commitment: ≈15 hours per week of self-directed study

Course start date: 6th Feburary 2023

Course end date: 12th December 2023

Duration: 44 weeks

Further information

Course fees: Payable on enrolement

Download the Student Guide for:

  • Course structure
  • Technology requirements
  • Accreditation information
2022 student guide

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