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30th Mar 2022 15:41 UTC

Project MSK Infection

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Project MSK Infection was an editorial project that aimed at updating Radiopaedia's MRI MSK infection-related articles based on the white paper MRI nomenclature for musculoskeletal infection by Alaia et al. published in Skeletal Radiology (open access).

From February-March 2022 the following was completed: 

The team consisted of (in alphabetical order):

  • Dr Calum Worsley, radiology registrar, Scotland
  • Dr Henry Knipe, radiologist, United Kingdom
  • Dr Joachim Feger, radiologist, Germany
  • Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz Qureshi, radiologist, Pakistan

The 5th Edition of the World Health Organization classification of Central Nervous System tumors was published online in late 2021 and included many changes both to the overall schema of the classification of many common conditions as well many changes to specific diagnoses. Additionally, a number of new entities have been recognized. 

Many editors and contributors, first and foremost two Francesci (Francesco Buemi and Francesco (Frank) Gaillard), reviewed and updated over 100 articles, wrote over a dozen new articles and just as importantly deleted or merged many others. 

 

Radiopaedia.org and the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)  are again collaborating on giving you all the opportunity to submit an adult brain case to ASNR 2022 Case of the Day. 

Each day during the  ASNR 60th Annual Meeting (May 16-18, 2022), a case will be shown as the official Case of the Day. This had traditionally been 'invite-only', but for a number of years, one of the cases will be chosen from cases you submit to Radiopaedia.org. 

In addition to one ASNR 2022 case of the day winner, we will also be showcasing a number of the best submissions as our very own Radiopaedia.org 'cases of the day' on our home page and through social media. And, as if that wasn't enough, you will be contributing to your personal case library and making Radiopaedia.org even better! 

Prizes

There are a number of prizes available: 

Winner

The winner gets two prizes:

  1. ASNR22 Waived Virtual Pass (value of USD$895). This registration fee includes online live broadcast of all plenary and keynote sessions for the entire event, plus all sessions on-demand after the conference. The prize is courtesy of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR). The prize is not transferable or able to be postponed to a future meeting.

    If you have any questions, please contact Erica Kruse, ASNR Director of Education, 630-574-0220, Ext. 229 or email [email protected] 

  2. 12-month all-access pass to Radiopaedia's online courses valued at USD$490.  
Runner-up

The Radiopaedia.org editorial team will be selecting a runner-up who will receive a 12-month all-access pass to Radiopaedia's online courses valued at USD$490.  

Previous year's cases

Have a look at the prior winners and notable mentions:

Submitting a case

To make your case eligible for the ASNR 2022 Case of the Day, simply:

  1. upload an awesome Adult Brain Case (see below)
  2. add the tag "ASNR2022" in the right-hand column of the case edit page 

Please make sure that your case is fully fleshed out (see our case publishing guidelines

Submitting a case is easy, especially if you can access the DICOM file. It will be anonymized for you. Just click here to create a new case.  If you are not already familiar with how this works, the following learning pathway is the best way to get ready. 

How to create cases 

Dates

Submissions close on Monday, March 21, 2022, and the winner will be chosen by the ASNR committee in the following couple of weeks. The winner will then be contacted by email, so please make sure the email listed in your Radiopaedia.org profile is correct. 

Poster

The winning case will then be adapted by ASNR conveyors into one or more slides. You, our dear contributor, will not be required to do anything. 

Contact

If you have any questions, please write to [email protected].

2nd Feb 2022 08:53 UTC

Project angles

Projects angles was a review of Radiopaedia's foot and ankle measurements, inspired by this fantastic article (sorry, paywall) by Lau et al published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Over a space of four weeks in January/February 2022:

The team consisted of (in alphabetical order):

  • Andrew Murphy, radiographer, Australia
  • Amanda Er, radiographer, Singapore
  • Dr Calum Worsley, radiology registrar, Scotland
  • Dr Jeremy Jones, radiologist, Scotland
  • Dr Joachim Feger, radiologist, Germany
  • Dr Henry Knipe, radiologist, United Kingdom
  • Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz Qureshi, radiologist, Pakistan

10th Nov 2021 09:00 UTC

Operation weeds

Operation Weeds was a massive, and largest, editorial project ever undertaken by our editorial board targeted at cleaning up many of the earliest-uploaded cases, particularly those with missing findings or content in the now-deprecated "series specific findings". 

It involved the entire editorial board trawling through over ten thousand cases to remove series specific findings and edit cases to ensure they were in line with the style guide. Additionally, many cases that were no longer considered acceptable under our current standards were either deleted, pushed back to draft/made unlisted or labeled as a 'legacy case'.

The project commenced in March 2018 and finished in November 2021. 

The timeline of Operation Weeds over the 44 months it took to complete.

It is impossible to quantify the sheer amount of hours the entire editorial board spent on this project, so much has changed in everyone's lives yet this project kept humming along. 

Now series specific findings are removed, Radiopaedia's developers can clean up a portion of obsolete code from the site (they are very excited to remove code!) and spend more time improving the way we interact with cases. 

Operation weeds

  • 44 months
  • every member of the editorial board
  • 10,277 cases cleaned up
  • many friendships made along the way

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