Unacceptable content

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 30 May 2022

Radiopaedia welcomes all visitors, regardless of gender, race, sexuality or cultural differences. As a collaborative resource, it is essential that ensure that our content does not alienate or offend, recognizing that it will be difficult to please absolutely everyone.

We try and use the idea of a reasonable proportion of reasonable people, recognizing that the test of “reasonable person” can be difficult to assess given the heterogeneity of individual beliefs and the international nature and reach of Radiopaedia. An alternative simple test that will be applied is, “would this be acceptable in a reputable peer-reviewed journal or textbook?”.

Unacceptable content constitutes anything that includes:

  • racist or sexist sentiments
  • evoking acts of exploitation, torture or non-consensual sexual acts
  • overt swearing
  • animal cruelty

Acknowledging the existence of consensual sex or body parts used in consensual sexual acts is, however, permitted provided such use does not violate the guidelines above. 

If you are not sure if the content is acceptable, it probably is best to not include it.

Mnemonics are a special case, given that they are not readily published in the peer-reviewed literature, please see mnemonics article structure for more information.

Similarly, if you see content that you think is not acceptable please email [email protected].

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