Rapid Reporting for FRCR 2B is indeed a reflection of a normal day to day reporting session. How often do we spend more than a minute in reporting a plain film on PACS, not very often........think !!!
So time is not an issue, even though the college gives you 35 mins, you can finish this component in 25-30 mins. This ofcourse is achievable with practice and sound technique.
Most important technique is to have a 'routine' at looking at each body part in the same way every time and having to go through the review area each time with the same pattern.
For example; i always start looking at the ankle with talar dome for OCD on AP followed by the fibula on lateral for the hidden fibular sign.
You can make-up your own list for each body part, i have uploaded my technique 'An approach to RR' below.
I have added a timer gadget below which can be run in the background while solving the packs.
Download the Set of RR you wish to solve and then Just enter the mins and strat before starting a pack.
Practice, practice, practice.............goes a long way !!!
RR Sets are now published as DICOM sets
You can now practice the sets either using OsiriX (Mac) or RadiAnt (PC)
This will simulate the examination with ability to zoom, pan, window etc
PC users : download RadiAnt Viewer - http://www.radiantviewer.com
Mac users: download OsiriX - http://www.osirix-viewer.com/index.html
Download the RR Set Zip file (do not click view, click download)
Save on Desktop or anywhere you like :)
Launch RadiAnt (PC) or OsiriX (Mac)
Drag and drop the downloaded RR set to RadiAnt Viewer or OsiriX
Set clock and start your test
It's that simple !!!
Dr Sameer Shamshuddin