Target Auidence

  • Radiographers - who work in Hospitals that utilise the basic Red Dot Alert Scheme – and are looking for an introduction to plain film (trauma) assessment and evaluation.
  • Radiographers who are considering taking up training and instruction as a future Reporting Radiographer.

What is Red Dot Training?

Red Dot Training is an early warning system of x-ray abnormalities. It works as follows:

1. An x-ray is done in the radiology department, typically in an emergency setting.

2. A trained and experienced Radiographer notices an abnormality and highlights it by placing ' a marker'. Traditionally it was a red sticker on x-ray film which later evolved into 'an opaque (white) dot in the corner of x-ray film. Some departments preferred to put words ' RED DOT' on the film. 


3. Early warning system allows radiologists to expedite the report and facilities triage of the patients needing urgent treatment based on findings. 

4. Even if a formal radiology report is delayed, a 'red-dotted film' warns the treating physician of the abnormality aiding in timely diagnosis.

Why Red Dot Training?

Oh well! there are millions and millions of reasons to do this training. In fact, every patient imaged in the radiology department is a reason to implement Red Dot Safety Protocol.

It adds a safety layer and risk management for patient care as soon as an x-ray is done. Originated in the UK, this early warning system of the abnormal findings on X-rays has proven to be useful. It has contributed a great deal throughout the clinical practices in an emergency as well as clinical settings. 

In addition, it reflects significant career progression for radiographers and radiography technicians to contribute to patient care in an advanced way. Also, critical thinking around highlighting abnormal images also improves the quality of radiographs done in each department utilizing the system.

About the Course

1. This course is designed to enable you to differentiate between normal and commonly abnormal cases in most radiology departments. 

2. It contains 15 packs of 30 images each with a total of 450 peer-reviewed and critically evaluated images. 

3. There can be any combination of normal and abnormal images in each pack. 

4. Once you review an image, please click NORMAL OR ABNORMAL depending upon your finding. You should aim to get 27 marks out of 30 for safe clinical practice. 

Good Luck!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Red Dot Packs 1-15

    • Red Dot Pack 1

    • Red Dot Pack 2

    • Red Dot Pack 3

    • Red Dot Pack 4

    • Red Dot Pack 5

    • Red Dot Pack 6

    • Red Dot Pack 7

    • Red Dot Pack 8

    • Red Dot Pack 9

    • Red Dot Pack 10

    • Red Dot Pack 11

    • Red Dot Pack 12

    • Red Dot Pack 13

    • Red Dot Pack 14

    • Red Dot Pack 15