The Radiopaedia.org curricula aim to set out what constitutes core knowledge, as a helpful aid to study. These are set out by system.
We operationally define core knowledge as important topics that all general radiologists and senior registrars should have a broad working knowledge of. These curricula are therefore in no way an exhaustive list of all topics in each system as they explicitly exclude rare and/or esoteric topics.
Topics included in these curricula should, therefore, fulfill one or more of the following:
- clinically important structures that all general radiologists should know in order to appropriately communicate with clinicians
- common conditions encountered in a general radiology setting (e.g. colorectal carcinoma)
- critical conditions that require immediate action even if only occasionally seen in general radiology setting (e.g. subarachnoid hemorrhage or pneumothorax)
Topics that should not be included in curricula include:
- clinically irrelevant esoterica
- conditions only encountered in subspecialty practice
- rare conditions that a general radiologist would not be expected to recognize (e.g. pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma)