Review of Radiopaedia – A Wiki for Radiology

There is a very good site called Radiopaedia which is provided for educational use by medical professionals. In the tradition of ‘Open Science’ the Wikipedia reference on Radiopaedia describes it as a

non-profit-making wiki-based international collaborative radiology educational web resource containing reference articles, radiology images, and patient cases

while the home page of Radiopaedia describes it as

one of the web’s largest collection of radiology cases and reference articles

The site operates under the law of the state of Victoria, Australia and the ‘Terms of Use‘ are extensive including a warranty that all contributors uploading content have the right to upload that content. As a default, the content is assigned a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. At the time of writing there are 9863 cases and 5114 articles. In the About section we learn that the mission of the site is

To develop the most comprehensive online resource where information is up to date and relevant to the needs of the radiology community, and to provide that information for free

In the Encyclopedia section there are useful mnemonics as well as sections on the Central Nervous System and Anatomy. The images load quickly and the site has an effective design. There is a lot of very good educational material on this site which continues to grow in popularity.

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