Radiopaedia

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Radiopaedia
Radiopaedia org logo small.jpg
Type of site
Wiki
Available in English
Owner Investling
Website http://radiopaedia.org/
Commercial No
Registration Required
Launched December 2005
Current status 10,300 articles with 25,500 cases (as of March 20, 2017)

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 the largest freely available radiology related resource in the world with more than 25,500 patient cases and over 10,300 collaborative articles on radiology-related topics, which are of varying quality. The open edit nature of articles allows radiologists and trainees to modify and refine most content through time.

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 Associated Professor 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 to peer-review content, a panel of 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 (2017) is composed of individuals from a variety of countries and includes:

Editor in chief

  • Dr Frank Gaillard

Deputy Editor in chief

  • Dr Jeremy Jones

Academic director

  • Dr Andrew Dixon

Managing editors

  • Dr Yuranga Weerakkody
  • Dr Henry Knipe
  • Dr Craig Hacking

Senior editors

  • Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky
  • Dr Bruno Di Muzio
  • Dr Ian Bickle
  • Dr Matt A. Morgan
  • Dr Matt Skalski
  • Dr Tim Luijkx

Editors

  • Dr Aditya Shetty
  • Dr Ahmed Abd Rabou
  • Dr Amir Rezaee
  • Dr Avni K P Skandhan
  • Dr Ayush Goel
  • Dr Dylan Kurda
  • Dr Mohammad ElBeialy
  • Dr Owen Kang
  • Dr Praveen Jha
  • Dr Varun Babu
  • Dr Vincent Tatco
  • Dr Zishan Sheikh
  • Dr Vikas Shah
  • Dr Derek Smith

Sub editors

  • Mr Andrew Murphy
  • Dr Chamath Ariyasinghe
  • Dr Dayu Gai
  • Dr Geon Oh
  • Dr Hani Salam
  • Dr Matt Andrews
  • Dr Matthew Lukies
  • Dr Nafisa Shakir Batta
  • Dr Prashant Mudgal
  • Dr Dalia Ibrahim
  • Dr Marcin Czarniecki
  • Dr Piotr Gołofit
  • Dr Yair Glick
  • Dr Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz

Expert advisers[edit]

Radiopaedia is also supported by a team of expert advisors who are subspecialists in their field:

  • Dr Emmeline Lee
  • Dr Jonathan H Chung
  • Dr Petra J lewis
  • Dr Andrew Ryan
  • Dr Martin L Gunn
  • Dr David Yousem
  • Dr Jenny Hoang
  • Dr Patsy Roberston
  • Dr George Matcuk
  • Dr Parvati Ramchandani

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]

External links[edit]