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Finally the day has come... a brand new, shiny, user friendly Radiopaedia.org is now up and running. A couple of minor bugs are still cropping up, but the site is much better than the old version. Just like before,
registration is free and quick, and any logged-in user can edit articles and contribute content. What has taken the best part of 6 months is to make the site geared more to the individual user. To that end each user gets a userpage which keeps track not only of edits, but also of all the cases that that user has uploaded. Uploading images is really easy and really fast. It takes no longer than it would to email them, as is no more technically challenging. This process has been optimised so you can collect cases on-the-go, as you find them at work. The editing of text has been made WYSIWYG (What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get) with no need to learn any mark up code. Bold, Italics, Numbered Lists and Bullets are all the familiar buttons. In the coming few months we have a bunch of features that will be implemented as they are developed and tested. These include: - Case lists - just like playlists on your ipod. You name it, and you drop cases into it, from your own collection or from those of other users. Build up and share case lists for tutorials, revision etc... - Inline table support - Better linking to other Radiopaedia.org artilces. - Version control (already there, but currently no front end) - Improved support for image stacks (already there, but a little rough) Just remeber that Radiopaedia.org is for and by you the user. If features are missing for the site that would improve it, please visit
radiopaedia.uservoice.com or click on the "Feedback" tab on the right hand side of any Radiopaedia page. You can also leave general feedback there. We would love to hear what you think of the new site. Soon new section editor positions will become available. They will be offered to applicants based predominantly of previous contributions, so if you are interested in giving your CV a boost, please start contributing. I look forward to working with you all, and we can create something that will gain momentum; who knows we may well be starting the wikipedia or radiology! Cheers, Frank.

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Comment by radRounds Radiology Network on May 31, 2008 at 8:15pm
Congratulations Frank! We wish you the best. Radiopaedia looks excellent and will surely play a major role in medical education and clinical practice.

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