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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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We are planning to undertake system maintenance Tuesday, 21 March 2017, between midnight and 03:00 UTC. During this time, you may be unable to log in or edit content, including uploading cases, or anything else that posts information to our website. Other features that might be affected include:

  • editing cases, articles, playlists, or uploading packs
  • logging in, signing up, or updating personal profiles

You will still be able to read articles, see cases, explore playlists, and connect on social media. If you are already logged in, you may be able to continue seeing your own cases. 

If you encounter any roadblocks, our Radiology Channel is still up and running — why not kill a few minutes there before trying back here again.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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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.

Contact

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

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