Disclosures

Last revised by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard on 05 Sep 2022

Disclosures are an important part of your user profile. 

Radiopaedia.org strives to ensure that our content is free from commercial bias or undue corporate influence. Furthermore, transparency is important to us. We, therefore, encourage and require you to truthfully and fully include relevant financial disclosures in the dedicated disclosure section.

This requirement is part of our term of use, which by using the site, you agree to abide by. 

What do you need to disclose?

Please disclose all financial relationships, regardless of the amount, that you have had in the past 24 months with any ineligible company

Additionally, please disclose any relationship and/or information that could be seen to bias your contributions. 

You will be prompted to update your disclosures before making any edits if you haven't updated your disclosures in the past 12 months. You can, and should, update your disclosures at any time when they arise by visiting the disclosures section of your profile page

Examples of ineligible companies

Ineligible companies are based on the definition and list proposed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) 1.

An ineligible company is any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

For example: 

  • advertising, marketing, or communication firms whose clients are ineligible companies
  • bio-medical startups that have begun a governmental regulatory approval process
  • compounding pharmacies that manufacture proprietary compounds
  • device manufacturers or distributors
  • diagnostic labs that sell proprietary products
  • growers, distributors, manufacturers or sellers of medical foods and dietary supplements
  • manufacturers of health-related wearable products
  • pharmaceutical companies or distributors
  • pharmacy benefit managers
  • reagent manufacturers or sellers
  • for a more exhaustive list see the ​

This definition is based on that proposed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). For a more exhaustive list see the ACCME standards page here

And remember, if in doubt, please err on the side of over-disclosure.

Oversight and concerns

Radiopaedia has processes in place to review all contributions in light of the disclosures provided. Any potential conflicts are dealt with by the Radiopaedia Educational Board

If you have any concerns about the process or in regards to any particular contribution and how it relates to potential conflicts of interest or bias please write to [email protected].

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