International Certificate in Radiology Fundamentals (ICRF)

Empowering the world through education

Project lead: Ailsa Cowie

We collaborated with the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Radiopaedia 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 2023 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 and Clin A/Prof Pete Tonseth, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia,



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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 emerging 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: 5th February 2024

Course end date: 11th December 2024

Duration: 44 weeks

Further information

Course fees: Payable on enrolment

Download the Student Guide for:

  • Course structure
  • Technology requirements
  • Accreditation information

ICRF Student Graduates Tribute

ICRF Student Graduates Tribute

Please take the time to congratulate our 2022 ICRF Graduates. Well done all!

Many thanks to:
Ailsa Cowie - ICRF Project Lead
A/Prof Suresh de Silva - ICRF Clinical Lead, RAB Founder and Chairman
Prof Bruce Forster - ICRF Coordinator
A/Prof Pete Tonseth - ICRF Coordinator

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Congratulations ICRF student award recipients

Each year we will celebrate the ICRF students who achieved outstanding results. To all ICRF graduates, congratulations on your achievements- your dedication to your studies is commendable.

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

Best performing overall

  • Mrs Siutaisa Likiafu, Radiographer/Sonographer, Tonga

Best performing non-radiologist - Pacific

  • Mrs Siutaisa Likiafu, Radiographer/Sonographer, Tonga

Best performing radiologist/trainee - Pacific

  • Dr Anastasia MUNIA, Radiologist trainee, Fiji

Best performing radiologist/trainee - Asia

  • Dr Lovepreet Singh RANDHAWA, Radiologist, India

Best performing radiologist/trainee - Africa

  • Dr Faraaz SHARIFF, Radiologist, Kenya

Best performing non-radiologist - Africa

  • Dr Jonathan SPANOS, Medical Officer, South Africa

Radiology Across Borders

Radiology Across Borders educates and trains local clinicians in developing nations to use the power of radiology to save lives. 

“As a global charity, diversity and inclusivity are fundamental to the work of Radiology Across Borders . Our volunteers from around the globe bring their diverse backgrounds together to share their knowledge, skills and experience to uplift other clinicians who also come from many different cultures, genders, racial backgrounds, sexual orientations and religions . Together we unite in our vision to provide quality support to healthcare providers and patients to the best of our ability. 

Radiology Across Borders functions and thrives wholeheartedly under the pillars of diversity, inclusivity and respect for all."

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