Style guide and help

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 31 Mar 2024

The Radiopaedia style guide is a set of guidelines to help contributors write content adhering to the highest possible academic standards as well as ensuring that contributions are in a consistent style.

Any recommendations for patient care should be based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning while giving a fair and balanced view of diagnostic and therapeutic options.

Any new and/or evolving topics for which there is little or absent published evidence base should be clearly identified as such. 

Avoid advocating for, or promoting, practices that are not, or not yet, adequately based on current science, evidence, and clinical reasoning or that have been shown to have risks that outweigh their benefits. 

We have a zero-tolerance policy towards plagiarism (copying other people's work) and take a hard line on it, for more detail about this please see: plagiarism.

Please ensure that no patient information that could be used to identify an individual is present in any of your contributions. That includes not only their name but also the date of birth, date of exam, address etc. See Patient confidentiality for more information. 

In an attempt to unify the look and feel of Radiopaedia.org, we have a style guide. This helps the articles and cases written by a number of authors to maintain consistency.

Articles, cases and multiple choice questions are the three main components of content at Radiopaedia.org and work together to become more than the sum of their parts as they are linked together.

Articles are the essence of Radiopaedia.org. This is where we link together our collective knowledge to form a meaningful collaboration.

Editing an article is simple, and is quickly explained in the following short video. 

You can also have a bit of a play in our sandbox (test page)

Even better is to review our how to edit articles learning pathway.

Good cases are vital for Radiopaedia.org. All articles need good images from great cases. But, cases are so much more than just a simple image to demonstrate a single point. 

Creating a case is simple, and is quickly explained in the following short video. 

More info is available starting at the following articles:

Multiple choice questions are included at the bottom of articles, incorporated into various courses and accessible directly from the questions page.

Most importantly, our contributors and editors are ready to help answer any questions you may have. The best way to get in touch is to head over to Radiopaedia Chat.

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