Items tagged “help”

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Fracture article structure

Articles describing fractures require a different set of subheadings as the usual epidemiology, clinical presentation, pathology etc. are not relevant.  Example article: clavicular fractures ======================================================================= Introductory sentence, with t...
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Sandbox (test page)

Feel free to edit this page however you want, if you want to just play and see how editing works.    Subheadings bullets more bullets test more bullets Testing number subheadings Capitalization words after bullets should not be capitalized unless they represent a name, e.g. Churg-Strauss...
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Plagiarism

Plagiarism, the passing of someone else's work as one's own, is completely and utterly unacceptable on Radiopaedia.org.  We know you all want to help, and you may be tempted to "cut and paste" sections of journal articles, textbooks or webpages into Radiopaedia.org cases and articles. However, ...
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Anatomy of an article

The anatomy of an article describes the component parts of any article at Radiopaedia.org. All articles include a title, the main content, references and other attributes. Title The title of the article may seem obvious, but some considerations as to consistency are required. We use sentence c...
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Cases

Cases are your personal collection, shared with the greater Radiopaedia.org community. You retain ownership of the images you upload (see terms of use), but make them available for use by others under the Creative Commons NC-BY-SA license. Awesome cases will be selected by our editorial board t...
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Bullet points in radiographic appearances

Bullet points in radiographic appearances have an important part to play, particularly where there are multiple series, e.g. MRI. When listing MRI appearances, use a new bullet for each sequence and embolden the sequence name. If the sequence name has indented bullets below it, do not add a tra...
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Colon (punctuation)

Colons are often used to denote the start of a list, but can also be used within a list to separate a term and its descriptor. Colon use at Radiopaedia.org follows standard English style with no space preceding the colon and a single space after it. Examples of colon use include a sentence with...
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Dashes and hyphens

Dashes and hyphens are used all over Radiopaedia.org and should be used in a particular way to ensure consistency.   Dashes and hyphens In content typeset for printing, there are distinct differences between the following: minus sign: used exclusively to represent a minus sign hyphen: used t...
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Using e.g.

Using e.g. in Radiopaedia.org articles is common and good practice. However, it is important to use e.g. consistently across the site. Standard use It should be remembered that when using e.g., the user is trying to give an example, not an exhaustive list.  Example There are many causes of m...
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Style guide

Our style guide is a set of articles that outline the basic "rules" about how to write content on Radiopaedia.org.  Hopefully, you already know that content at Radiopaedia.org consists of articles and cases.  Style Our writing style is similar to scientific journals with the majority of conte...
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Mnemonics article structure

Mnemonics articles are a special type of article with specific style requirements outlined below.  Acceptable mnemonics Mnemonics have a long tradition in the teaching of medicine and many of the most memorable ones are at least somewhat vulgar or unexpected. This is probably one of the reason...
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Case publishing guidelines

Case publishing guidelines are really here to help get an idea of the minimum set of expectations that we, as an editorial board, think are acceptable when uploading a case. As Radiopaedia.org gets larger and attracts a greater number of people from across the Web, we will need to ensure that c...
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Medical illustrations and diagrams

High-quality medical illustrations and diagrams form an important part of Radiopaedia.org.  Quality Illustrations should have sufficient detail to accurately depict both the basic anatomy of the region and pathology of the condition, in a clear and understandable manner. "Free-style" drawing i...
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Playlists

Playlists are a fantastic way of collecting, organizing and sharing cases. They are an ordered collection of cases that you can then play from start to finish. We have gathered some examples of educational playlists for you to browse.  Playlists can also have intervening static slides. The res...
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Non-English articles

Radiopaedia.org is at present only accepting articles in English.  One day, we'd love to have the site translated into many languages, but for now, we are simply not able to provide enough editorial control over contributions that are not written in English. If your first language is not Engli...
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Slash

A slash (the forward slash in English is formally called the solidus) is used mainly as a substitute for the word 'or'. Radiopaedia.org follows standard English style with no space either preceding or following a slash. A slash is often used to avoid indicating a preference for one of the terms ...
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Practical points (article structure)

Practical points is a special part of some articles. It is a section to highlight key features of the condition being discussed, which aid in diagnosis or interpretation (pearls) as well as some of the mistakes to be avoided (pitfalls). When present, it is one of the main subheadings. Location ...
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Introduction (article structure)

The introduction of any article should be an "executive summary" that captures the essence of the article. This is especially true of a standard article. Any points should be brief and expanded later on in the article. It should not contain any references or bullet points. The length will vary, ...
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Pathology (article structure)

Pathology is one of the main subheadings in a standard article.  Location The "Pathology" subheading is located after "Clinical presentation" and before "Radiographic features". Structure Immediately under the "Pathology" subheading a brief introduction to the relevant pathology of the condi...
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Differential diagnosis (article structure)

Differential diagnosis is one of the main subheadings in a standard article.  Location The "Differential diagnosis" subheading is located after "History and etymology" and before "Practical points". Structure The differential diagnosis section is best structured as a bullet point list with a...

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