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Following on from the creation of the Radiopaedia.org Rapids last year for revision of the rapid reporting section of the FRCR exam, we have now developed some material to aid with the Viva exams.  In due course, long case material will follow to complete the FRCR 2B examination profile.

Try out the VIVAS   

The material has been designed to be used by a pair of candidates revising together, but could easily be used individually. Each viva set consists of a playlist of 15 cases and an accompanying page of Examiner notes which contains a brief clinical history, suggested questions and tips to aid your Viva technique. Following completion of the set, you can review all the cases again with expanded clinical information and explanatory notes.

Whilst the primary focus is for the FRCR (UK) examination, the material is suitable for any radiology viva exam. We welcome any feedback by email or in the comments below!

Over time our ambition is to expand the number of viva examinations available for use.

 

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Radiopaedia.org and UK Radiology Congress (UKRC) are delighted to be bringing the Case of the Day competition to the UKRCO2017 meeting in Manchester, UK.

On site

We are on site through all three days from June 12-14 at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. Our Case of the Day zone is by the main entrance to the centre where we can help with any questions. You also have the opportunity to interrogate the cases and answers on high quality display systems, kindly supplied by Barco.

There will be two cases per day:

  • Monday 12 June
    • Case 1 (Neuro), Case 2 (Chest)
  • Tuesday 13 June
    • Case 3 (Paediatrics), Case 4 (Trauma)
  • Wednesday 14 June
    • Case 5 (GI), Case 6 (MSK)

Each day, come and see the cases and submit your answers at here.

Answers will be available at the Case of the Day zone the next day before going online.

The winner for each case will receive 12 months free access to the Adult Brain MRI review and Neuroradiology Update 2016 courses, as well as FREE entry passes to next year's UKRC 2018 meeting.

Online access

Links to access the Case of the Day are on the UKRC2017 course page.

As for conference attendees, you can submit your answers on bit.ly/ukrccod. Correct answers and winners will be online after being made available first at UKRCO. 

Each case winner will receive 12 months Adult Brain MRI review and Neuroradiology Update 2016 course access.

Cases

The cases have been selected from entries submitted by Radiopaedia.org contributors from around the world; from Glasgow to Melbourne to Surat, India. Thanks to all who added such high quality cases for us to choose from.

The six case authors have also been awarded 12 months course access as above.

Sponsor

We are thankful to Barco for supporting the Case of the Day competition by providing four diagnostic display systems including the Coronis Fusion 6MPand the Coronis Uniti 12MP for case viewing during the conference. 

 

 

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9th Jun 2017 06:30 UTC

Physics MCQ project

Radiopaedia.org has been lucky enough to be given permission to adapt MCQs published in the wiki book Basic Physics of Digital Radiography by Dr Kieran Maher. The team has also taken the opportunity to write quite a number of new physics articles as well as write some original MCQs. These questions can be found at the bottom of relevant physics articles (see physics curriculum). 

  • project type: create new content
  • outcome:
    • 101 new physics MCQs
    • 14 new physics articles
  • team: Henry Knipe (lead), Andrew Murphy, David Gai, Owen Kang, Frank Gaillard
  • expert adviser:  Kieran Maher

This was a fantastic team effort by a small number of editors, and of course with thanks to Kieran for allowing us to use his MCQs! 

 

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We know that with over 26,000 cases and 10,000 articles, keeping track of the very best content on Radiopaedia can be challenging. That's why we are absolutely thrilled to release favourites – a quick and easy way to mark a case or article as being special to you. 

Everything you mark with the heart icon will then appear in your profile under favourites. 

 

 

 

 

 

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OpenStax College (cnx.org) has a large number of image files/illustrations available for use under CC BY 3.0 creative commons. Many of these are excellent. In the spirit of Free Open Access Medical education, we undertook to transfer illustrations that would be useful to add to Radiopaedia and upload the images under a bespoke OpenStax College

All the images were of course appropriately attributed (example case) and were then added to relevant articles (example article). In many instances, a square crop was performed to make the images work better in the Radiopaedia layout. 

The team consisted primarily of Andrew Dixon (lead), Chamath Ariyasinghe (aka "Spangles"), Henry Knipe and Humberto Rodrigo Tibau, although many others pitched in. 

Overall 30 'cases' were created, each containing numerous images. Check them all out here

Best of all, these images can then be used to illustrate specific features in years to come. 

 

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