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Although Radiopaedia.org initially favoured the use of British spelling, e.g. "haemorrhage" rather than "hemorrhage", it has been decided that is silly and pointless to argue over such things. 

Several of our current editors favour British spelling, but its accepted that we will have a mix on UK and US spellings on the site. While either spelling is fine, we prefer the UK spelling for the title of articles and content. Alternative spellings can be included in the synonyms section, e.g. US English.

If you use one type of spelling ensure you stick to the same for the entire case.

Specific words

Some discussion about specific word choices:

Prefixes

All words with prefixes (e.g. hyper, hypo, intra, extra) should be one word, with a hyphen if a duplicate letter is present:

  • hypointense
  • extra-axial
  • interpeduncular

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