Project philosophical doughnut

Project philosophical doughnut was an editorial project to tidy up, standardize and, most importantly, give clinical indications and purpose to our CT protocol articles (hence the wacky name Andrew chose and stuck with).

Radiography training in many institutions around the world is heavily process-driven; that is, radiographers are taught the technical requirements of a CT scan and learn the clinical side on the job. Radiographers and medical staff who understand the reasoning behind CT scans in terms of both the clinical indications and diagnostic goals make for better members of the multidisciplinary team and overall improve their own standard of care in oftentimes busy, stressful clinical environments. 

Philosophical doughnut spanned over one year with collaboration between radiologists and radiographers to update and fine-tune our more popular CT protocol articles.

The project yielded 57 new or updated articles adding to our large imaging in practice portion of the site, including a comprehensive cardiac imaging section

Users can look up CT protocols and gain insight into the technical aspects of a CT as well as the clinical indications and overall purpose of the diagnostic examination.

The team consisted of (in alphabetical order):

  • Andrew Murphy, radiographer, Australia
  • Dr Edgar Lorente, radiologist, Spain
  • Dr Francis Deng, radiologist, United States of America
  • Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard, radiologist, Australia
  • Dr Henry Knipe, radiologist, United Kingdom
  • Dr Joachim Feger, radiologist, Germany
  • Travis Fahrenhorst-Jones, medical student, Australia 
  • Dr Vikas Shah, radiologist, United Kingdom
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Publication date: 29th Sep 2022 07:51 UTC

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