I use Radiopaedia playlists to teach all the time. And, they are awesome!
My use of playlists has ranged from small group tutorials with undergraduate medical students to 1-to-1 vivas with radiology registrars coming up to their fellowship examinations. I have used playlists to present to an international audience at conferences and as part of radiology workshops for non-radiologists.
I love the way that playlists allow me to teach radiology with scrollable stacks the way I use PACS on a day-to-day basis. The frustration of trying to explain a topic or concept with single images from a CT or MRI is gone!
Playlists are flexible and allow me to remove part of the case that I don't want to use in the teaching session. And, I can intersperse slides downloaded from powerpoint in-between scrollable stacks of images.
There’s nothing like teaching radiology using a tool that mirrors the way we interact with images on a day-to-day basis.
I get to choose from the 30,000 cases on Radiopaedia when I'm creating my teaching session and if I can't find the case I'm looking for, I can always upload one of my own.
I always have a playlist ready for a reporting-room teaching session if time allows and if I'm caught out, I can rapidly throw one together on the site.
Radiopaedia is an awesome teaching resource. Playlists supercharge the teaching experience and allow me to communicate effectively with my students, trainees and colleagues.
Plus, I get to send them the link to the teaching session afterwards so they can look at the cases again.
Here are some examples:
If you want a bit of a helping hand pulling together a playlist, have a look at this 3-minute video.
Dr Jeremy Jones