Radiopaedia

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Radiopaedia
Radiopaedia.org logo
Web address http://radiopaedia.org/
Commercial? No
Type of site Wiki
Registration Required
Available in English
Owner Investling
Launched December 2005
Current status July 2014 7000 articles with 16000 cases

Radiopaedia is a non-profit-making wiki-based international collaborative radiology educational web resource containing reference articles, radiology images, and patient cases.[1] It also contains a radiology encyclopedia. It is currently one of the largest freely available radiology related resources in the world with more than 16000 patient cases and over 7000 collaborative articles on radiology-related topics which are of varying quality. In 2012, it became part of the UBM medica network.

Background[edit]

The site was initially programmed using MediaWiki, the same program platform as Wikipedia, but now runs on a bespoke code written by TrikeApps. In 2010, almost all of the article and image collection from radswiki (a similar wiki-based radiology educational site) was donated to Radiopaedia.

Purpose[edit]

The aim of Radiopaedia.org according to its founder is "to develop an online text and case database where information is up to date and relevant to the needs of both registrar/resident and consultant radiology staff."[2] Its intention is to benefit the radiology community and wider society and it relies on benevolent collaborations from radiologists and others with an interest in radiology.

It was founded by the Australian neuroradiologist Dr. Frank Gaillard in December 2005.[3] It was initially Australian-led but now has a worldwide collaboration. Its article content is currently limited to English.

Similarly to Wikipedia, registered users of the site are allowed to freely add and edit the majority of the content. This allows content to be progressively upgraded over years and for radiologists and society in general to continuously refine article content through time. The site also allows registered users to maintain their own personal case library of teaching cases. Rather than individually publishing articles, users are encouraged to integrate content with links to cases and journal articles and collaboratively refine content. In an attempt to reduce vandalism and peer-review content, a panel of section editors are appointed time to time to review changes and ensure that the presented material is as accurate and relevant as possible. As with similar open edit sites, unreliability of content has been a concern; however, despite its open edit nature, it is ranked relatively highly among user reviews.[4] [5]

Sub sites[edit]

Radiopaedia also maintains several other educational subsites which include radiology signs - a tumblr feed with selected signs radiology channel - a YouTube channel containing educational videos

Board of editors[edit]

The board of editors review, develop as well as help the users to maintain the high quality content of the website. The current editorial board (september 2014) includes:

  • Dr Frank Gaillard (Editor in chief)
  • Dr Jeremy Jones (Managing editor)
  • Dr Yuranga Weerakkody (Managing editor)
  • Dr Andrew Dixon (Managing editor)
  • Dr Tim Luijkx (Anatomy section editor)
  • Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky (Breast imaging editor)
  • Dr Julian L. Wichmann (Cardiac imaging editor)
  • Dr Bruno Di Muzio (Central nervous system imaging editor)
  • Dr Charlie Chia-Tsong Hsu (Chest imaging editor)
  • Dr Dalia Ibrahim (Gastrointestinal imaging editor)
  • Dr Praveen Jha (Gynaecological imaging editor)
  • Dr Jan Frank Gerstenmaier (Haematology imaging editor)
  • Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou (Head & neck imaging editor)
  • Dr Mohammed ElBeialy (Hepatobiliary imaging editor)
  • Dr Paresh K Desai (Interventional section editor)
  • Dr Henry Knipe (Managing editor)
  • Dr Avni K P Skandhan (Obstetric imaging editor)
  • Dr Sara Wein (Oncology imaging editor)
  • Dr Maxime St-Amant (Paediatric imaging editor)
  • Dr Ayush Goel (Site editor)
  • Dr Prashant Mudgal (Subeditor)
  • Dr Aditya Shetty (Subeditor)
  • Dr Ian Bickle (Urogenital imaging editor)
  • Dr MT Niknejad (Vascular imaging editor)
  • Dr Andrew Ryan (Pathology editor)
  • Dr Matt Skalski (Musculoskeletal imaging editor)
  • Dr J. Ray Ballinger (Physics section editor)

iPhone,iPad and iOS apps[edit]

In 2009, the first Radiopaedia iPhone app was released. These teaching files package cases and articles for users to review and have sample questions and answers.[6]

  • Brain
  • Gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Paediatrics
  • Chest
  • Head and Neck

These have been released in two forms:[7]

  • LITE : 10 full cases
  • FULL : 50–80 cases; the initial 50 have been supplemented in some cases.

Teaching files for the iPad were released in mid-2010. The first of its kind. These have currently been released for

  • Brain
  • Head and Neck
  • Musculoskeletal

In 2012, Radiopaedia released a new version of its iOS application which is a universal app with in-app purchases for case packs.

Copyright[edit]

Most of the content is under the Creative Commons non-commercial license.[1]

References[edit]

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