Radiopaedia Blog

The time has come for Radiopaedia.org to become to radiographers what it already is for radiologists: the best online resource available. 

Having returned from ASMMIRT 2016 in Brisbane Australia, and having spoken to many many radiographers, a few things have become obvious. Firstly radiographers have different resource needs to radiologists, but are similarly poorly supported by open access educational material. Secondly although the material that radiographers require is different to that for radiologists, there is much overlap and much to learn from each other. 

It is also clear to me that our existing radiologist contributor and editorial group is not equipped to oversee the creation and moderation of radiographer centered content. We are putting together a group of radiographers from around the world, with input from existing radiologist editorial members, and over the coming months we will be beginning the process of identifying the sort of content we need to create. 

Therefore we reaching out to all radiographers in a call to action: join Radiopaedia.org and help us create the content you need. 

So, how do you start? Simple. Create a login if you don't have one already and become familiar with the site. 

You can already start improving existing radiographer content as well as crafting missing entries in line with our style guide for radiography articles

Over the coming months we will be approaching active radiographer contributors to join our editorial group and help steer Radiopaedia.org for years to come. 

Cheers, Frank

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

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The chest UIP - NSIP project was an editorial team project carried out by Amir Rezaee, Prashant Mudgal and Yuranga Weerakkody during the first half of 2016. It involved cleaning up and refining the existing UIP - NSIP articles, ensuring all linked cases were as accurate and complete as possible. All incomplete links were also completed as possible. All references to the latest freely available journal articles were also updated and linked. 

Case contributed by Dr Hani Al Salam, rID 13199

 

Team : Dr Amir Rezaee, Prashant Mudgal 

Reviewed by : Dr Yuranga Weerakkody

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14th Mar 2016 20:28 UTC

No Race Race

The No Race Race was an editorial project with the primary aim of updating racial terminology on Radiopaedia (you can read more about the reasons why we completed this project here, and there is great TED Talk by Dorothy Roberts on the use of race in medicine here). The secondary aim was to generally tidy up the cases, in particular also reviewing diagnostic certainty and patient demographics. 

Team lead: Dr Tim Luijkx

Team (in no particular order): Drs Matt Morgan, Derek Smith, Dylan Kurda, Henry Knipe, Ayush Goel, Varun Babu, Nafisa Shakir Batta, Matthew Andrews, Bruno Di Muzio, Matthew Morgan, Matt Skalski, Vincent Tatco, Piotr Gołofit, and A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Over 3200 cases were reviewed by our team of volunteer editors, which has greatly increased the quality of Radiopaedia.org. A special mention to:

  • 500+ case reviews: Dr Ayush Goel, Dr Dylan Kurda
  • 200+ case reviews: Dr Tim Luijkx, Dr Varun Babu, Dr Vincent Tatco, Dr Matthew Andrews
  • 100+ case reviews: A.Prof Frank Gaillard, Dr Matt Morgan

 

 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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24th Feb 2016 23:46 UTC

Meningioma project

Meningiomas are a common and important intracranial tumour, with many histological variant, some of which have quite specific imaging features. We thought that this cluster of articles and cases warranted review, as many subtype articles were missing, the main article (meningioma) was a bit disjointed, and many of the cases would benefit from a tidy up. This was a big project but has resulted in a much more comprehensive and polished section. 

 

 

Team: Bruno Di Muzio, Ahmed Abd RabouPiotr Gołofit, and Frank Gaillard

Expert adviser: David Yousem

Existing articles reviewed / improved: 16

New articles written: 20

Cases reviewed: 262

 

Existing articles reviewed / improved

Radiopaedia.org already had a number of articles in and around the meningioma topic cluster. Many, however, had been written years ago and had been built upon gradually. Sometimes a good clean up is required. 

Main article: meningioma

This is a long article and has been extensively edited and improved to improve not only the content but also the organization. Additional articles which have been reviewed and in almost all cases improved are: 

New articles written

Reviewing the topic also made us realise that we were missing a number of important entities. Specifically many of the histological subtypes, many of which have distinct biological behaviour and appearances, were missing.  

Cases reviewed / improved

It turns out we have a fair few cases of meningioma on the site. In fact at the time we started the project we had 262; that number has since no doubt increased. We did our best to go through and improve / tidy up most of them. We also removed a bunch of cases. Some were deleted, most which were not up to scratch were pushed back to draft mode

You can look through the most complete cases here

What's next?

We will of course be continuing to improve this content, but for now we will move onto new proposed editorial projects. If you are interested in helping out, you don't need to be an editor. Just write to editor-in-chief@radiopaedia.org and we'll get you started. 

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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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