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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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You may have noticed that some links in Radiopaedia are grey (dead) rather than blue (active). They indicate a link to a not-yet-existing article; as soon as it is written that article turns blue and is correctly linked. 

Over the last month or so we challenged our editors to write 5 new articles each hence turning many grey links blue. 

At the end of this project, it's not just fifty grey-shaded links that changed colour. Collectively a staggering 115 new articles were created by our editors. A special note of appreciation goes to Craig Hacking who contributed 54 new articles alone, Frank Gaillard (11), Andrew Murphy (10), and Vincent Tatco (7).

Here are just a few: 

We hope to have inspired our fellow radiology-minded professionals to also contribute new articles. So next time you see a grey link and realise that article is yet to be written, feel free to fade away some grey links yourself.

Have a look at our instructions if you don't know where to start. Our community is there to help and expand whatever you start out with.

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SUNNYVALE, CA - A doctor at Stanford Medical Center may have accidentally uncovered a prototype eye implant made by Apple. Yes, think Black Mirror but in real life!

When radiology resident Dr Poakyu Indaii noticed an unusual device in the eye of a Cupertino man he x-rayed on Friday he quickly snapped a few pics with his phone.

“This was clearly not due to the car accident, so I tweeted the photos to my radiology colleagues in case they'd ever seen something similar. I hadn’t noticed the Apple [logo] at all but boy the internet did!” said Dr Indaii.

The trainee radiologist hastily deleted his tweet fearing he may have breached his employer's image sharing guidelines. But he was too late to stop the x-rays going viral. 

The internet was quick to make the link between the Apple device and an episode of the Netflix series Black Mirror in which people with eye implants can re-watch moments from their life on demand.

Apple, notoriously secretive about their projects, refused to comment directly on the tweets but did confirm that a member of their bio-design team had been involved in a "minor car accident".

News of the device seems all the more feasible given the recent Apple takeover of Astley Labs, a bionics firm in Lancashire. Headed by Professor Fuldja Aggen, the company's patents on bionic retinas and animal neural interfaces are considered Farnsworthian by most experts. 

Even President Trump took time out of his daily golf round Friday afternoon to type a tiny-handed tweet on the issue.

Only one thing is certain - we will never be able to trust what we see again, even when the truth is just one click from being right before our eyes. 

This article has been reproduced from the original published in the LA Times

 

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