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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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With over 10,000 articles, keeping Radiopaedia.org tidy with a consistent style requires constant work by contributors and the editorial board. To kick off 2017 we undertook a quick review of approximately a quarter of all articles to ensure that the title syntax is consistent and helpful. This also involved reviewing and updating our style guide including defining disambiguation article style

The team consisted of (in alphabetical order): Andrew Murphy, Ayush Goel, Frank Gaillard, Marcin Czarniecki, Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz, Tim Luijkx, Vincent Tatco and Vikas Shah. 

We reviewed 2598 articles and edited over 600 of them. There are bound to be ones still out there, and new ones every day. 

Upwards and onwards! 

 

Associate Professor Frank Gaillard is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Radiopaedia.org. He is also an academic neuroradiologist and Director of Research in the Radiology Department of the Royal Melbourne Hospital/University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia.

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Radiopaedia.org and the UK Radiology Congress (UKRC) are collaborating for the first time to bring a Case of the Day competition to this year’s conference.

The conference runs June 12-14 at the Manchester Central Convention Complex in the United Kingdom. The theme of this year’s conference is “new techniques and technologies”, with plenary sessions on machine learning and artificial intelligence in radiology, as well as a comprehensive general radiology programme. 

Everyone in the world will have an opportunity to a submit a radiology case for the UKRC 2017 Case of the Day competition. Each day during the conference, cases will be available to view in the dedicated Radiopaedia zone. The cases will also be shared across Radiopaedia's social media network and on the homepage so the whole world can join in the learning.

This competition is open to anyone in the world, not just those living in the UK. This is our way of helping to make UKRC 2017 a truly global education event. 

Prizes

Users who submit a case that is used for the Case of the Day will receive 12 months online access to our Adult Brain MRI review course and Neuroradiology Update 2016 course, featuring Frank Gaillard, Andrew Dixon and Peter Mitchell. 

Each day, there will be 2 cases to review and there will be prizes for delegates at the meeting venue itself, and for those entering online from anywhere else in the world. 

UKRC delegates

Each delegate winner will receive FREE entry passes to UKRC 2018 and 12 months online access to our Adult Brain MRI review course and Neuroradiology Update 2016 course.

Non-conference participants 

Each winner will receive 12 months of online access to our Adult Brain MRI review course and Neuroradiology Update 2016 course.

Cases

In the run up to the conference, you have the opportunity to submit cases to feature as the Case of the Day. The Radiopaedia.org editorial team will select the best ones and 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 helping Radiopaedia.org grow!

To submit a case, upload a case and add the tag “UKRC2017” 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). We are accepting cases from all subspecialties.

Submitting a case is easy, especially if you are using one of our case uploaders. If not, then you can do it the old fashioned browser-based way. If you are not already familiar with how this works, this short video will help.

Dates

The final day for case submissions is Sunday 30th April. We will be in touch with you nearer the time of the conference to let you know if your case has been selected as a Case of the Day.

Sponsor

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

 

Contact

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

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Radiopaedia.org and the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)  are again collaborating on giving you all the opportunity to submit an adult brain case to ASNR 2017 Case of the Day. 

Each day during the  ASNR 55th Annual Meeting (April 22 - 27) in Long Beach, California, a case will be shown as the official Case of the Day. This has traditionally been 'invite only', but just like last year, this year one of the cases will be chosen from cases you submit to Radiopaedia.org. 

In addition to one ASNR 2017 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 city of Long Beach, California
    • at either hotel (based on availability) - total value is $522 with taxes
      • Hyatt Regency Long Beach or, Westin Long Beach Hotel
      • Complimentary daily standard in-room WiFi and daily health club access
         
        The prize is courtesy of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR).  The provided complimentary housing reservation can be used at any point during the ASNR 55th Annual Meeting dates from Friday, April 20 through Friday, April 27. If you are not planning to attend the conference, then that’s okay.  You can transfer this prize to another colleague attending the meeting in Long Beach.  
         
      • Any questions, please contact, Ashley Boser, at ASNR office, 630-574-0220, Ext. 231 or email: aboser@asnr.org.
         
  2. The Radiopaedia.org editoral team will also be giving the winner 12-month online access to our two hugely popular neuroradiology review courses: Adult Brain MRI review course and Neuroradiology Update 2016 course (combined value (value of US$360).
Runner-up

The Radiopaedia.org editorial team will also be selecting a runner-up who will receive 12-month online access to our two hugely popular neuroradiology review courses: Adult Brain MRI review course and Neuroradiology Update 2016 course (combined value (value of US$360).

Submitting a case

To make your case eligible for the ASNR 2017 Case of the Day, simply:

  1. upload an awesome Adult Brain Case (see below)
  2. add the tag "ASNR2017" 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, especially if you are using one of our case uploaders. If not, then you can do it the old fashioned browser-based way. If you are not already familiar with how this works, this short video will help. 

Dates

Submissions close on February 14th 2017, 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 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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