At this time of year, we ask those of you who use and love our website to consider becoming financial supporters. We do this because we want to continue to grow and improve what is already the best open access radiology resource available.
This is also a great opportunity to remind you all what an amazing resource Radiopaedia has become as a direct result of hundreds of people just like you who are willing to donate time, expertise and a few coins. Together we are proving that creating a comprehensive and reliable resource for all health professionals does not require expensive subscriptions and does not need to be hidden away behind a paywall, inaccessible to those who need it most.
Radiopaedia is now read by over 2.5 million individuals every month, which we currently support largely by showing ads. We don’t like ads, and one day we may be free of them entirely if users like you decide to join the mission and contribute to a resource you use so very often. Meanwhile, not only does becoming a supporter mean that you are helping us, it also means that for you, ads will no longer be as visible; in fact, as a Roentgen level supporter, you will have a completely ad-free experience.
Please take a moment to consider what Radiopaedia has meant to you over the years, and think of what it means to so many of your international colleagues who often use it as one of their only sources of reference.
If you think Radiopaedia is worth a few dollars a month, not just for you, but also for others, then please become a supporter — it only takes a few seconds and is the best way to help us. If you prefer you can also just make a one-off donation. If you are not in a position to contribute, then please don't feel bad. The site is for everyone. We'll gladly, however, accept your well-wishes — tweet a message @Radiopaedia telling us how the site has helped you.
With your support, we will be able to continue to improve the site, create additional features to support your life-long learning, and ensure that we remain freely available to all.
Thank you so much,
Associate Professor Frank Gaillard is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Radiopaedia.org. He is also an academic neuroradiologist and Director of Research in the Radiology Department of the Royal Melbourne Hospital/University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia.