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A few months ago an update has been published to the WHO classification of CNS tumours (which supersedes the 4th edition of the blue book, 2007 - although officially this version is not considered a 5th edition), which includes a substantial shift in approach, one which will have great implications in years to come.

For the first time molecular characteristics of tumours are included and in many case are more important than the histological features of various tumours.

This naturally has resulted in a flurry of activity, getting up to speed with some of the new nomenclature and updating relevant parts of the site as well as writing some missing articles. Although no doubt there are many other subtle changes in the classification which have not been captured (this would require reading the whole book, and updating every single tumour article) I hope this has captured the most notable changes. 

Frank

New articles

Updated articles

 

 

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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As you all hopefully know, we are committed to the continued development of the Radiopaedia.org site whilst keeping our content free for all to access. This development is, however, ever more expensive as the sheer size and complexity of the site grows, and we are reliant primarily on advertising to pay the bills. 

For some time now many of you have been able to help us by contributing a few dollars a month by becoming a Radiopaedia Supporter. This is awesome, and it has allowed us to build new features (e.g. new search results and diagnostic certainty) and keep working on substantial back-end improvements. 

 

 

I have, however, never felt comfortable with supporters contributing to our mission both financially and being subjected to ads, but unfortunately we did not yet have the infrastructure to make this not be the case.

Now, as a result of substantial back-end work, all that has changed and from now own our supporters will have an ad-lite or ad-free experience depending on the level of support. 

  • Felson supporters (bronze) will have an ad-free mobile experience (when our upcoming 'responsive' site is deployed).
     

  • Hounsfield supporters (silver) will additionally have no ads in full-screen presentation mode (quiz mode) - perfect for tutorials or self study.
     

  • Roentgen supporters (gold) will enjoy a completely ad-free Radiopaedia.org on both mobile and desktop. ​

So again, to all of you who are current supporters "Thank you!" and enjoy a cleaner, faster, less distracting ad-lite / ad-free Radiopaedia.org.

 

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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In the next few days we are going to deploy a complete overhaul of the search page. This has been required not only to make it easier to find the case or article that you are looking for but also in preparation for mobile-friendly responsive design (which is currently being deployed piecemeal in beta). We are also going to be including other content types in search results (e.g. blog posts, courses, user-profiles etc..) which needed a change in layout. 

The main changes you will see on the new search page: 

  1. layout
    1. results will be presented as a single column 
    2. articles have the first few lines of text shown
  2. results 
    1. all result types (currently Articles and Cases) will be mixed together ordered by relevance
    2. modalities included in cases will be visible
    3. diagnostic certainty is made more promient
  3. filtering / sorting
    1. result types can be filtered easily to only show one type of content (e.g. cases only)
    2. all filtering and sorting options currently available will remain
    3. ability to filter cases by modality has been added
    4. filtering and sorting does not require a page re-load so is faster

 

Hope you enjoy these changes. 

 

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The trauma article editorial project was an editorial project conducted to link all the relevant articles to the newly created trauma section (here). With the help of Nafisa Shakir Batta, we search all the articles (>9400 articles) and linked more than 300 articles that were relevant to trauma. There are now about 400 trauma articles. Enjoy.

Team lead: Dr Craig Hacking

Team: Nafisa Shakir Batta

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The appendicular skeleton anatomy project was an editorial project conducted to ensure an anatomy article exists for all the bones of the appendicular skeleton. With the help off many contirbutors from all over the world, anatomy articles were written that did not exist, and existing articles were edited. Thanks to all of the contributors for their efforts!

Team lead: Dr Craig Hacking

Team (in no particular order): Drs Shu Su, Rivindi Gunasena, Paul Ng, Juliana Yee, Mostayn Alam, Nafisa Shakir Batta and Dayu Gai.

In the future, we will have all bones covered with individual articles.

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