Slash

Dr Daniel J Bell and Dr Tim Luijkx et al.

A slash (the forward slash in English is formally called the solidus) is used mainly as a substitute for the word 'or'. Radiopaedia.org follows standard English style with no space either preceding or following a slash. A slash is often used to avoid indicating a preference for one of the terms on either side of the slash. 

When either of the separated items is a compound that contains a space it is acceptable to use a space both before and after the slash, but it may be better to reconsider using a slash in these cases and rephrase.

Examples
  1. The heart is located more cranial/superior than the liver.
  2. All European Society of Radiology / Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists / Radiological Society of North America members are invited.

NB combinations of imaging modalities are connected with a dash (PET-CT), not with a slash, to reflect that they are true combinations and not a substitute for each other.

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