Radiopaedia Blog

2nd Sep 2021 07:16 UTC

Operation Fixation

Operation fixation was an editorial project that ran from July-August 2021. It was the first editorial project to be run on the Discord server. When I uploaded this case:

Failed posterior instrumented lumbar fusion (rID: 89283)

After realizing our Reference Articles on spinal fixation was incomplete, a list of common surgical procedures was completed and the project was launched and a team assembled on Discord of (in alphabetical order):

  • Dr Joachim Feger, radiologist, Germany
  • Dr Jeremy Jones, radiologist, Scotland
  • Dr Henry Knipe, radiologist, England
  • Dr Fabio Macori, radiologist, Italy
  • Faiyaz Rahman, medical student, Australia

We went to work and created 29 new articles and updated 8 existing articles. This is a fantastic result having developed a little but important corner of Radiopaedia. Also, the first project run on Discord was a great success and after the project, Dr Fabio Macori was appointed subeditor and Faiyaz Rahman appointed student editor on our editorial board. 

Click here to join the Radiopaedia community on Discord.

The Radiographics update initiative was an editorial project that ran from September 2018 to July 2021. Radiographics is one of the best-known radiology journals with a focus on high-quality review and educational articles and it is this quality that attracted our editors to use it as a springboard to ensure that Radiopaedia remained relevant and up-to-date. 

This project was led by Dr Matthew Morgan and had over a dozen editors involved. Over the course almost three years

  • 79 new articles were created
  • 322 articles were updated
  • 34 multiple-choice questions were written

Like the sun sets, all editorial projects eventually wind down. Keep an eye out for a new review-style project set to be launching soon!

Projectional radiography is the bread and butter of radiology; patients will often interact with medical imaging in some form or another through their journey.

The radiographic indications project was an editorial project that ran from April 2020 until January 2021 to edit and create radiography articles to include specific projectional indications.

We created indications for 189 radiography articles over this period, an impressive effort performed by a great team.

We hope this can be a tool for both referrers and radiographers to ensure they perform the correct exam for a valid reason and understand what exams will yield the highest diagnostic value. 

You can peruse our radiography articles, both adult and pediatric, among other things in our imaging in practice section

A team of 14 editors contributed to this project, and our thanks (in alphabetical order) go to:

Andrew is one of Radiopaedia's managing editors and a radiographer based in Brisbane, Australia.
He started this project due to the fact, during a night shift, he forgot which axial shoulder to perform.
 

Radiopaedia.org and the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR)  are again collaborating on giving you all the opportunity to submit an adult brain case to ASNR 2021 Case of the Day. 

Each day during the  ASNR 59th Annual Meeting (May 22-26, 2021), a case will be shown as the official Case of the Day. This had traditionally been 'invite-only', but for a number of years, one of the cases will be chosen from cases you submit to Radiopaedia.org. 

In addition to one ASNR 2021 case of the day winner, 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 making Radiopaedia.org even better! 

Prizes

There are a number of prizes available: 

Winner

The winner gets two awesome prizes:

  1. ASNR21 Waived Registration Fee (value of USD$300). The prize is courtesy of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR). The prize is not transferable or able to be postponed to a future meeting.

    If you have any questions, please contact Erica Kruse, ASNR Director of Education, 630-574-0220, Ext. 229 or email [email protected] 

  2. 12-month all-access pass to Radiopaedia's online courses valued at USD$480.  
Runner-up

The Radiopaedia.org editorial team will be selecting a runner-up who will receive a 12-month all-access pass to Radiopaedia's online courses valued at USD$480.  

Previous year's cases

Have a look at the prior winners and notable mentions:

Submitting a case

To make your case eligible for the ASNR 2021 Case of the Day, simply:

  1. upload an awesome Adult Brain Case (see below)
  2. add the tag "ASNR2021" in the right-hand column of the case edit page (make sure you use ALL CAPS)

Please make sure that your case is fully fleshed out (see our case publishing guidelines

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, the following learning pathway is the best way to get ready. 

How to create cases 

Dates

Submissions close on Monday, February 15th 2021, and the winner will be chosen by the ASNR committee in the following couple of weeks. The winner will then be contacted by email, so please make sure the email listed in your Radiopaedia.org profile is correct. 

Poster

The winning case will then be adapted by ASNR conveyors into one or more slides. You, our dear contributor, will not be required to do anything. 

Contact

If you have any questions, please write to [email protected].

19th Sep 2020 11:48 UTC

Project Enigma

Project Engima was an editorial project that ran from May to June 2020 in support of our online virtual conference, Radiopaedia2020. Its aim was to create multiple-choice questions for delegates. A fantastic result was achieved with 51 MCQs created in just 20 days - anybody who was written MCQs before know how tricky and hard it can be!

A fantastic international team of editors were behind this incredible effort including:

  • Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz, radiologist, Pakistan (project lead)
  • Dr Magdalena Chmiel-Nowak, radiologist, Poland
  • Dr Henry Knipe, radiologist, Australia
  • Dr Edgar Lorente, radiologist, Spain
  • Dr Tim Luijkx, radiologist, Australia
  • Dr Matt A. Morgan, radiologist, United States of America
  • Dr Vikas Shah, radiologist, United Kingdom
  • Dr Derek Smith, specialty trainee, United Kingdom
Henry Knipe on Radiopaedia.org
Dr Henry Knipe is Radiopaedia's editorial director and is a general radiologist based in Melbourne, Australia.

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