Summary article structure

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 26 Feb 2020

Summary articles are short articles that summarize the content of our more complete reference articles. They are really useful for getting an overview of a topic and particularly useful for medical students or allied health professionals. You may want to see our medical student curricula here.

They aim to summarize the main non-radiological points and give a basic level of information about radiographic features.

The title of the article should follow our normal rules except that it will be followed by "(summary)", e.g.


This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists

An introductory paragraph with a summary of the article's content followed by a short paragraph explaining it is a summary article and linking to the main standard reference article.

Reference article

This is a summary article for acute cholecystitis. However, we do have a more in-depth reference article: read more.

Bullet list of summary content:

  • epidemiology
    • ​​content is not bold
  • presentation
  • pathology
  • radiology
    • ​​summary of radiology use
  • treatment

The bullet-headings should be bold.

  • bullet list defining what the role of imaging

A section that summarizes the content of the main reference article with the same formatting. It should be focused at a relatively junior level and be accessible for all groups, e.g. medical students.

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