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Radiopaedia: a wiki for radiology

Web 2.0 forever! Dr Frank Gaillard let me know about this great site, Radiopaedia, a wiki created for radiology. It’s been open to the public for just a few months, but the results are incredible. The aims of Radiopaedia:

The aim of Radiopaedia.org is to develop an online text where information is up to date and relevant to the needs of radiology staff, both registrars and consultants. There are many worthwhile online resources already, however most are not collaborative and therefore lack the ability to respond to users needs.

Anyone can create an article. Anyone can edit an existing one. Contributions remain logged to your name, and can be included in your CV, along with a link to your User Page.

Content is available for static use on PDAs.

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What do you find if you take a look at this great resource?

Join them and take part in constructing the future of radiology! Physicians like Frank Gaillard change medicine itself and make it more accessible for experts and laymen. My favourite sentence from Frank’s letter:

A little contribution from a lot of people, and before you know it you have wikipedia !

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  1. Attis #

    I hope nobody missed that “Powered by MediaWiki” line down there. MediaWiki is very customizable both in appearance and function. And it is also very scalable: it runs responsively on a P2 server (low load, of course), while Wikimedia runs it on a high-end (and ever-growing) server cluster. With appropriate configuration and customization, MediaWiki is suitable for almost any kind of web site. I would even recommend it as an alternative of WordPress for blogging people.

    March 18, 2007
  2. Gabriel #

    “a wikipedia created for radiology”

    That is incorrect. It should say, “a wiki” created for radiology.

    Wikipedia is the online encyclopedia created by Jimmy Wales/Larry Sanger.

    A wiki (IPA: [ˈwɪ.kiː] or [ˈwiː.kiː][1]) is a website that allows visitors to add, remove, edit and change content, typically without the need for registration.

    March 18, 2007
  3. Thank you, Gabriel, I made that correction.

    March 18, 2007
  4. Thanks for your article and kind words.

    March 19, 2007
  5. You’re most welcome!

    March 19, 2007
  6. Don’t you think it’s much better to remove that wikipedia with a live over it and completely replace it with the term wiki?

    November 2, 2007
  7. Done!

    November 2, 2007
  8. My wife and i were joyful when Ervin managed to carry out his research through the entire ideas he gained from your own blog. It’s not at all simplistic to simply possibly be handing out solutions people today may have been selling. So we keep in mind we need the writer to give thanks to for this. All of the illustrations you made, the easy site menu, the relationships you will aid to foster – it is mostly awesome, and it’s letting our son and our family imagine that the situation is excellent, and that’s rather vital. Thank you for everything!

    June 22, 2012

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