Continuing from the previous blog on What to read for radiology residency, we will now discuss various online learning resources for the radiologist.
Radiology is a vast branch and is evolving continuously. To be relevant, radiologists need to constantly update themselves with the recent advances in the field and there is no better place than the internet for that. In a recent study, it was found that almost all radiologists use the Internet for education, and in fact, as much as 42% of all radiologists refer to the internet EVERYDAY!
There are tons of radiology resources available online and these are increasing by the day. Generic search engines like Google and Bing often do not provide curated results that radiologists are looking for. Also, there is the problem of plenty! A google search will throw up a zillion results and all of them may not yield the right information a user is looking for and that can cause hindrance in a radiologist’s productivity. Hence, it is important that radiologists are aware of the right kind of online resources to aid learning and their practice as well. For eg. If a radiologist wishes to refer to anatomy of the neck, a google search will not be the best option. Instead he can refer to an excellent imaging anatomy teaching website headneckbrainspine.com which provides fantastic anatomy modules for different systems. This not only saves time but also helps get more precise information.
This post attempts to list a few trusted online radiology resources for radiologists. Most of these are well known websites but there will definitely be a couple of new ones that you might find interesting. This list is an exhaustive list and I am sure there will be some that we have missed out. You can always mention those in the comments and we shall update them here! Few of these require flash to be installed, especially the anatomy modules and most of these are best viewed on desktop computers rather than mobile devices.
- Radiology Masterclass : Radiographic anatomy.
- University of Washington : Especially good for MSK anatomy.
- Imaios E-Anatomy: Excellent illustrations for all modalities and systems, but most of the content need a paid membership.
- Headneckbrainspine.com: The GO TO website for Neuroradiology and Head-Neck anatomy.
- Frietsrad and Standford MSK MRI: Great for MSK anatomy.
- Imaging Anatomy: MPR CT / MRI anatomy with labels.
- W- Radiology: Covers most of the systems.
- Temporal Bone Anatomy
- Seattle Children’s Hospital – Radiology Atlases: These are downloadable atlases and are fantastic for pediatric radiology. The atlas of normal brain myelination is especially useful!
- Cross-section Tutorials
- Wayne University radiologic anatomy
- Diffusion Tensor Imaging Atlas: For DTI imaging
- Myelination atlas: A ready reference for understanding normal myelination
- Normal Anatomy modules: I have collected known anatomy modules for easy reference on this page for quick reference. You can bookmark this page for all anatomy modules.
Radiology Specific Search engines:
Teaching files/Case based websites:
- ACR Case of the week
- Aunt Minnie.com
- Case of the week : Learning Radiology
- Indiana University Case of the Day
- Case Museum
- Michigan University cases
- MedPix Case of the week
- Sonoworld Ultrasound Case of the week
- RSNA Case Archive
- RSNA Diagnosis Please
- MSK cases
- Radiologymasterclass Quiz
- Radiopedia Playlists
- Guidelines for incidentaloma management
Indian websites (spotters for radiology practicals)
- Radiologist Eye
- Case of the week on Dr Ravi Ramakantan’s blog
- Case of the week Barnard Institute of Radiology
- Spotters : Department of Radiodiagnosis JSS Medical College and Hospital, Mysore
- Cases: Department of Radiodiagnosis JSS Medical College and Hospital, Mysore
- Radiology Assistant
- Radiology Rounds
- Radiology CT Anatomy
- Radiology Tutor: Handy app for various calculators like adrenal washout.
- UBC Radiology
Readers can directly download these in the respective App Stores.
Readers can subscribe to these to get regular updates.
- Telegram (for Indian radiologists):
The list can go on and on. However, I would like to suggest that one should stick to books to start off, and then take help on online resources once you have read the basics from them. Journal articles (especially Radiographics, Radiology Clinics, and AJR articles) are also great learning resources. The web is aptly called so as you might get entangled in it and end up wasting time “website-surfing”. Here are a couple of posts for recommended books:
- What to read during radiology residency? The Cafe Roentgen consensus recommendations
- Recommended books for Radiology Residents
All the best and happy surfing!
– Amar Udare, Abdominal Imaging Fellow, University of Ottawa, blogs at https://radiogyan.com/
- Scarsbrook AF, Graham RNJ, Perriss RW. Radiology education: a glimpse into the future. Clin Radiol 2006;61(8):640–648.
- Bandukwala T, Arora S, Athreya S. Net assets: review of online radiology resources. Part I. Educational resources. Radiology 2011;261:350–356.