Items tagged “help”

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Radiographics update initiative

As of 2015 we are routinely taking selected articles from each issue of the amazingly excellent review publication RadioGraphics (RSNA publication) and ensuring our content is up to date.  These articles are given to relevant section editors and their task is then as follows:  read the article...
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Adding an image to an article

Adding images to an article is an important way of illustrating various imaging examples of that condition. Ideally, there should only be one image per case (usually the 'best' image) per article unless you wish to highlight a specific point, or it is a rare condition with only one case availabl...
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Push back to draft

Push back to draft is a feature that allows Radiopaedia.org's editors to return a published case to draft mode. Whenever a case is pushed back into draft mode, the editor is required to contact the user explaining as to why.  The decision to push back to draft is inherently subjective but there...
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Existing article review process

Periodically all articles on Radiopaedia.org will be reviewed by our editorial board, either on an ad hoc basis or as part of an editorial project. Such a review should be systematic and aimed at not only ensuring that the article in its current state is of sufficient standard, but also to impro...
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Completed editorial projects

Editorial projects, as a concept, were launched at the end of 2015, although similar projects had been run sporadically before then. These are targetted to particular topics or type of content and are aimed at ensuring that our content is kept clean and up to date. Naturally, these represent a m...
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Case of the day guidelines

Radiopaedia features a case of the day each day on the homepage. This article contains guidelines for case authors and for our editorial team to help in the delivery of this important community feature. Guidelines for case authors Quality is the major determinant of whether your case will be s...
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Online resources

Online resources can be used as references as the source of images/diagrams with certain provisos.  Images Images are a great way of supplementing articles and cases and, in some instances, these can be obtained from other sites and uploaded to Radiopaedia.org provided they are copyright free ...
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Uploaders

A number of uploaders are available to help you create cases faster than by merely using the browser. Using our application programming interface (API), third parties can develop applications to automate uploading cases from PACS or from other settings.  Horos/Osirix uploader (Mac OSX) This i...
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Types of articles

There are several different types of articles on Radiopaedia. They allow us to stratify content and apply different rules for style to different types of articles.
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Basic factual questions

Basic factual questions are one of the three types of multiple choice questions on Radiopaedia, the other two being knowledge integration and image interpretation.  Factual questions relate to a single item of factual knowledge, with or without an image. They draw from a single area of knowledg...
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Knowledge integration questions

Knowledge integration questions are one of the three types of multiple choice questions on Radiopaedia, the other two being basic factual and image interpretation.  Knowledge integration questions emphasize integration of provided information from multiple areas of knowledge. Correctly answerin...
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Image interpretation questions

Image interpretation questions are one of the three types of multiple choice questions on Radiopaedia, the other two being basic factual and knowledge integration.  Image interpretation questions are built entirely around an image. They should only be answerable through correct image interpreta...
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Stem and lead-in (multiple choice questions)

The stem and lead-in are the first parts of multiple choice questions and are sometimes rolled into one short sentence or phrase.  These have a dual purpose:  provide context for the question and provide any relevant information instruct the examinee exactly what needs to be done to answer th...
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Alternatives (multiple choice questions)

Alternatives are part of multiple choice questions, comprising the options from which an examinee must choose the correct answer.  Each multiple choice question should have, ideally, 5 alternatives, one of which is the correct answer (the "key"). In some instances, 5 options are not appropriate...
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Related articles (multiple choice questions)

Adding related articles to multiple choice questions is essential, not only in providing readers context and the ability for further reading but also to enable Radiopaedia to understand the context of the question and when to show it on article pages.  The key to related articles is appreciatin...
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Question checklist (multiple choice questions)

Poorly written multiple choice questions are not only useless, but they can also actually confuse students and even misinform. In some instances, although the question is well written, it concerns a topic that is so esoteric as to be a waste of time. So before you even begin to write multiple ch...
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Cover test (multiple choice questions)

The cover test is useful when running down a question checklist as part of reviewing the quality of multiple choice questions. A question which passes the cover test is one where the answer can be arrived at without the aid of reading the alternatives (i.e. can you answer the question when the a...
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Radiopaedia identification number (rID)

The Radiopaedia identification number (rID) is a unique identifier for articles, cases and playlists which can be used to quickly identify and navigate to a particular page.   It can be found in the "information" box to the right (desktop view) or bottom (mobile view) of each page.  Entering t...
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Image preparation (multiple choice questions)

Image preparation for multiple choice questions is needed if an image is uploaded specifically for a question, rather than simply added from an existing case. It is essential that images are formatted in a consistent style. Please download PowerPoint (Windows and macOS) and Keynote (macOS) from...
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Explanation (multiple choice questions)

The explanation section of multiple choice questions is shown once an alternative is selected and submitted. Although it is an optional section when creating questions, it is highly recommended that most questions have an explanation. It is an opportunity not only to explain why the correct answ...

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