Contributing to Radiopaedia.org
Radiopaedia.org is created by radiologists, students, and other health professionals across the world, just like you. To create the best possible radiology reference and teaching site, you can help by sharing some of your expertise and a few of your precious moments. By pooling our collective knowledge and experience, we can make a real difference in how people all over the world are imaged and diagnosed. Every new article, every case, and every correction counts.
Contributing to Radiopaedia.org: anyone can edit
As a global initiative, we encourage collaboration from all corners to advance the entire community's medical knowledge—access to knowledge critical to the accurate diagnosis and health management of people in all countries should not be limited by wealth or geographical boundaries. For this reason, you may notice some of the many spelling and vocabulary differences between United Kingdom (UK) and United States (US) English. We accept a mix (while preferring the uniformity of UK spelling for titles), so long as everyone feels welcome to get involved.
Your first edit
You can update (and write) articles on Radiopaedia.org. If you see a typo or missing link to an existing article, it's easy to make an edit as soon as you see it. Log in, click “edit article”, and save your change. All changes are moderated by our editors for accuracy and to make sure they follow our style guide, so you'll have guidance if you're unsure about anything. Our style guide and help page also has a couple of quick “how to” videos to help you take the first steps. If you've already made some test edits and want to start on new content, check out articles waiting to be written. Radiopaedia.org is a rapidly growing resource, but it still needs your help.
The accuracy of Radiopaedia.org content is overseen by a dedicated group of volunteer editors. The open credentials and desire to create a free world-class resource are similar to those of Wikipedia, which hinges on collaboration and coordination. The importance of accurate information means that checks and balances of additions are needed for Radiopaedia.org and our editors provide this. They constantly review additions and changes to articles and cases, something that is facilitated by being spread around the globe through a variety of time zones.
Our editors also draw upon the knowledge of our expert advisers. Our expert advisers are known to not only be experts in their field and educators but to also support the radiology free open access medical education movement (#FOAMrad).
Exceptional cases and up-to-date articles are vital for Radiopaedia.org. Please consider helping by uploading your cases. There is no better way to show your appreciation for the site than by making it even more informative.
Add cases by following the case publishing guidelines. They will help you maintain the highest level of image quality when uploading case images, remove sensitive data to ensure patient privacy, and measure up to our fine editorial standards.
Articles are collaborative efforts to provide a single canonical page on any and all topics relevant to the practice of radiology. Every edit counts, so don't hesitate to jump in and share what you know. We like properly referenced content with subscription-free (open access) references, allowing readers and editors to cross-check the validity of articles and their content. Learn more about contributing in our article about articles and check out our page on articles waiting to be written.
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