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Radiopaedia.org and the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)​ are collaborating on giving you all the opportunity to submit an adult brain case to ASNR 2016 Case of the Day. 

Each day during the  ASNR 54th Annual Meeting (May 23 - 26) in Washington a case will be shown as the official Case of the Day. This has traditionally been 'invite only', but this year one of the cases will be chosen from cases you submit to Radiopaedia.org. 

In addition to one ASNR 2016 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, even better, 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 awesome prizes:

  1. Standard Room for two (2) nights at the meeting venue at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and including complimentary daily in room WiFi and health club access (value of US$590); prize courtesy of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR). The reservation can be used at any point during the ASNR 54th Annual Meeting dates from Friday, May 20 through Thursday, May 26. If you are not planning to attend the conference, then that's ok. You will receive the prize either way, and you can, if you wish, transfer it. 
  2. The Radiopaedia.org editoral team will also be giving the winner online access to our recent, and hugely popular, Adult Brain MRI review course and online access to our upcoming Neuroradiology Update 2016 course, scheduled in August  2016 (combined value (value of ~US$250).
Runner up

The Radiopaedia.org editorial team will also be selecting a runner up who will be getting online access to our recent, and hugely popular, Adult Brain MRI review course and online access to our upcoming Neuroradiology Update 2016 course, scheduled in August  2016 (combined value of ~US$250).

Submitting a case

To make make your case eligible for the ASNR 2016 Case of the Day, simply upload an awesome Adult Brain case and add the tag ASNR2016 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, and if you are not familiar this short video will help. 

Dates

Submissions close on February 14th 2016, and the winner will be chosen by 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 winner will then be asked to take a few choice images from their case and make a two-slide powerpoint poster (Question / Answer) which will be shown at the actual conference. This is not an onerous task, and the template will be provided to you. Here is an example. 

A physical poster will also be be printed from your slides (by ASNR) and shown. This will be done for you, so if you are not attending, it is not a problem.  

Contact

If you have any questions, please write to general@radiopaedia.org.

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A little while back we added diagnostic certainty to our cases, so that you could more easily filter for cases that had an established diagnosis; we really want to ensure that Radiopaedia.org grows not only in size but also quality. 

We had a little problem; we had over 20,000 existing cases that did not have a diagnostic certainty established. But that's ok, because we have an amazingly dedicated editorial team

Honey Badger
Photo credit: User:Jaganath from Wikimedia commons file here.

 

So we started Operation Honey Badger in honor of this famous internet video meme and got cracking, not only adding diagnostic certainty, but generally improving cases, and removing those that were no longer of sufficiently high standard (see our current case publishing guidelines).

There has been stiff competition for the coveted title of overall honey badger (editor who has reviewed the most cases). 

Overall Honey Badger was Tim Luijkx with over 4,100 cases reviewed! Congratulations. 

Everyone pitched in, with many editors devoting many many many hours to the project. The result is that now (almost) all our cases have a diagnostic certainty. A huge step forward. 

Thank you all. 

Frank

 

A. Prof Frank Gaillard is a neuroradiologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, and is the Founder and Editor of Radiopaedia.org. 

NB: Opinions expressed are those of the author alone, and are not those of his employer, or of Radiopaedia.org

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This personal story by Dr Ray Somcio, a pediatric radiology fellow at the Texas Children’s Hospital, beautifully shows how pediatric radiology saves lives. The video was one of the winners in the World Federation of Imaging's video and photo competition as part of the 2015 International Day of Radiology.  You can see the other winners here

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I am a great believer in the use of social media in medicine. There really is no better way to bring continuing professional development into your day than by reading a few tweets, sharing some cases and having discussions with colleagues across the world.

If you are like many health professionals I meet, then you are probably intrigued by Twitter but are not quite sure where or how to begin. Well, luckily there is now a great little lecture series to help you flap your fledgling twitter wings!  

Radiologist Dr Jenny Hoang (@JennyKHoang) and pathologist Dr Sara Jiang (@Sara_Jiang) recently presented a Duke Medicine grand round exploring the use of Twitter in Medicine. Their three lectures are packed full of great tips. Take a look and I hope to meet some of you on Twitter soon. 

Dr Andrew Dixon (@DrAndrewDixon)   

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Around this time every year, we have the great pleasure of announcing the new Radiopaedia.org editorial board for 2015/16. This year we are very excited as we have a pool of great subeditors and site editors to draw on to appoint a very strong team of section editors. 

Section editors

Among the section editors we have some new faces and some old faces returning. Our 2015-2016 section editors from around the globe are: 

  • Anatomy: Dr Craig Hacking, Australia
  • Breast: Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky, Australia
  • Cardiac: Dr Ayush Goel, India
  • CNS: Dr Bruno Di Muzio, Brazil 
  • Chest: Dr Hani Al Salam, Canada
  • Gastrointestinal: Dr Ian Bickle, Brunei Darussalam
  • Gynecology: Dr Prashant Mudgal, India
  • Hematology: Dr Jan Gerstenmaier, Australia
  • Head and neck: Dr Praveen Jha, India
  • Hepatobiliary: Dr Mohammad A ElBeialy, Egypt
  • Interventional radiology: Dr Dylan Kurda, Jordan/Australia
  • Musculoskeletal: Dr Tim Luijkx, The Netherlands
  • Obstetric: Dr Avni Skandhan, India
  • Oncology: Dr Amir Rezaee, Australia
  • Pediatric: Dr Maxime St-Amant, Canada
  • Pathology: Dr Andrew Ryan, Australia
  • Physics: Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou, Egypt
  • Spine: Dr Matt Skalski, United States of America
  • Urogenital: Dr Matt Morgan, United States of America
  • Vascular: Dr Aditya Shetty, India

Additionally, we have a team of more than ten site editors and subeditors, who do a great job supporting the section and managing editors - you can see the entire list here.

The senior managing editors and Radiopaedia.org's BDFL, Dr Frank Gaillard, remain unchanged. We are looking forward to the next 12 months, with many projects underway all aimed at continually improving Radiopaedia.org. 

Want to get involved? Read my blog post on How to contribute to Radiopaedia.org

 

Dr Henry Knipe is a radiology registrar at The Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia, and is managing editor responsible for content development at Radiopaedia.org. Twitter: @DrHenryK.

NB: Opinions expressed are those of the author alone, and are not those of his employer nor of Radiopaedia.org

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