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A little while back we added diagnostic certainty to our cases, so that you could more easily filter for cases that had an established diagnosis; we really want to ensure that Radiopaedia.org grows not only in size but also quality. 

We had a little problem; we had over 20,000 existing cases that did not have a diagnostic certainty established. But that's ok, because we have an amazingly dedicated editorial team

Honey Badger
Photo credit: User:Jaganath from Wikimedia commons file here.

 

So we started Operation Honey Badger in honour of this famous internet video meme and got cracking, not only adding diagnostic certainty, but generally improving cases, and removing those that were no longer of sufficiently high standard (see our current case publishing guidelines).

There has been stiff competition for the coveted title of overall honey badger (editor who has reviewed the most cases). 

Overall Honey Badger was Tim Luijkx with over 4,100 cases reviewed! Congratulations. 

Everyone pitched in, with many editors devoting many many many hours to the project. The result is that now (almost) all our cases have a diagnostic certainty. A huge step forward. 

Thank you all. 

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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This personal story by Dr Ray Somcio, a pediatric radiology fellow at the Texas Children’s Hospital, beautifully shows how pediatric radiology saves lives. The video was one of the winners in the World Federation of Imaging's video and photo competition as part of the 2015 International Day of Radiology.  You can see the other winners here

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I am a great believer in the use of social media in medicine. There really is no better way to bring continuing professional development into your day than by reading a few tweets, sharing some cases and having discussions with colleagues across the world.

If you are like many health professionals I meet, then you are probably intrigued by Twitter but are not quite sure where or how to begin. Well, luckily there is now a great little lecture series to help you flap your fledgling twitter wings!  

Radiologist Dr Jenny Hoang (@JennyKHoang) and pathologist Dr Sara Jiang (@Sara_Jiang) recently presented a Duke Medicine grand round exploring the use of Twitter in Medicine. Their three lectures are packed full of great tips. Take a look and I hope to meet some of you on Twitter soon. 

Dr Andrew Dixon (@DrAndrewDixon)   

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Around this time every year, we have the great pleasure of announcing the new Radiopaedia.org editorial board for 2015/16. This year we are very excited as we have a pool of great subeditors and site editors to draw on to appoint a very strong team of section editors. 

Section editors

Among the section editors we have some new faces and some old faces returning. Our 2015-2016 section editors from around the globe are: 

  • Anatomy: Dr Craig Hacking, Australia
  • Breast: Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky, Australia
  • Cardiac: Dr Ayush Goel, India
  • CNS: Dr Bruno Di Muzio, Brazil 
  • Chest: Dr Hani Al Salam, Canada
  • Gastrointestinal: Dr Ian Bickle, Brunei Darussalam
  • Gynaecology: Dr Prashant Mudgal, India
  • Haematology: Dr Jan Gerstenmaier, Australia
  • Head and neck: Dr Praveen Jha, India
  • Hepatobiliary: Dr Mohammad A ElBeialy, Egypt
  • Interventional radiology: Dr Dylan Kurda, Jordan/Australia
  • Musculoskeletal: Dr Tim Luijkx, The Netherlands
  • Obstetric: Dr Avni Skandhan, India
  • Oncology: Dr Amir Rezaee, Australia
  • Paediatric: Dr Maxime St-Amant, Canada
  • Pathology: Dr Andrew Ryan, Australia
  • Physics: Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou, Egypt
  • Spine: Dr Matt Skalski, United States of America
  • Urogenital: Dr Matt Morgan, United States of America
  • Vascular: Dr Aditya Shetty, India

Additionally, we have a team of more than ten site editors and subeditors, who do a great job supporting the section and managing editors - you can see the entire list here.

The senior managing editors and Radiopaedia.org's BDFL, Dr Frank Gaillard, remain unchanged. We are looking forward to the next 12 months, with many projects underway all aimed at continually improving Radiopaedia.org. 

Want to get involved? Read my blog post on How to contribute to Radiopaedia.org

 

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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Dr Frank Gaillard discusses giant perivascular spaces during our recent Adult Brain MRI Review Course. Late registrations to watch the full 6 hour course video close very soon! 

Adult Brain MRI Review Course - Online Video 

We will be accepting late registrations to watch the full 6 hour video recording from our Adult Brain MRI Review Course for the next few days only. All registrants receive a guaranteed 3 months video access and an official course certificate. Videos are presented in English with English captions. Because we are in the late registration period, it may take several days for video access to be granted after payment as manual processing by our staff is required. 

Currency

The $50 course fee is in Australian dollars which currently equates to around USD $35, EUR $32, CAD $47 and GBP £23 but you can find up to date currency conversions here.

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