Items tagged “help”

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Signs article structure

Signs are numerous in radiology and typically relate to a specific appearance or feature that is reminiscent of an object. The aim of a named sign is to help recognize or understand a specific imaging appearance (e.g. racing car sign of corpus callosal dysgenesis). The most important signs are t...

Medical device article structure

Medical device articles are useful only if the device is visible on imaging and identifying it is of some importance. Brand names should be avoided unless identifying a specific device is important. An example of this would be the various programmable CSF shunt valves.  The articles will vary d...

Reuse of content from user's prior publications

Reuse of content from user's prior publications is generally discouraged as is about creating an original open access resource representing mainstream accepted medical practice rather than serving as a forum for self-promotion. Having said that, there are situations in which cont...

Radiology report (article structure)

Radiology report is one of the main subheadings that can be included in many articles. It pertains to practical tips on how to report the relevant condition or finding and can be used to address how to deal with incidental findings. It should not be an exhaustive reporting template nor include ...


Institutions are a way of grouping users and cases together according to the department or practice or university they belong to. Institutions can be unverified or verified.  Unverified institutions Unverified institutions are user-attested and their main function is to allow you to better ke...

Orphan questions (multiple choice questions)

An orphan multiple choice question is one which has no meaningful related articles and should not be seen at the bottom of any other article.  This is rare and is only a 'work around' for questions included in courses or learning pathways created by some of our editorial staff.   So that we ca...

Institutional page (institutions)

An institutional page is your very own special place in Radiopaedia for your verified institution; a place to collate your cases and users in one place and access exclusive perks.  This institution's page can be public (recommended) or private.   Public institutional page Radiopaedia is all a...

Case completeness

Case completeness is a metric (expressed as a percentage) that roughly represents how close to 'perfect' a case is on the basis of whether or not it contains various components. It is seen in the right-hand column of your cases as well as for all cases in search results and can be used to sort r...

Featured cases

Featured cases are a way for our editorial board to highlight public cases that that are awesome in some way and are shown on our homepage as "case of the day". They need not be rare or unusual. Good examples of common pathology, or a good diagram, or cases with pathology specimens or clinical ...


Achievements are a recent feature of your public profile. They are a way of showcasing to the world some of the ways you have contributed to Radiopaedia.  Achievements There are 6 achievements currently, two of them representing 'current status' and representing the current level of a specific...

Institutional member (institutions)

Institutional members are Radiopaedia users who are affiliated with one or more verified institutions and who have themselves been verified by their institution's admin as belonging to that institution.  Thus to become a verified institutional member and attain the institutional member achievem...

Units of measurement

For units of measurement the use of SI units in articles and cases on is preferred. This is in line with best scientific practice and helps maintain consistency across the site. Terminology By scientific convention: for eponymous units, the full name is not capitalized, but t...

Multistudy cases

The structure of multistudy cases is important so that they can be best viewed by others both in "view mode" and in "quiz mode": one case per patient each case can have multiple studies each study should be from one modality and acquired at one time follow-up studies need to be separate st...

Related articles (cases)

Related articles are important for users to be able to find their way easily from cases to other related content on the site. There are two ways of adding related articles: Add a link to the article as part of your findings or discussion (read about links here).  Manually add a related article...

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