Cases

Last revised by Dr Jeremy Jones on 20 Oct 2021

Cases are your personal collection, shared with the greater Radiopaedia.org community. You retain ownership of the images you upload (see terms of use), but make them available for use by others under the Creative Commons NC-BY-SA license.

Awesome cases will be selected by our editorial board to be featured on the Radiopaedia.org homepage (see featured cases) as well as to be promoted on our various social media channels (e.g. Facebook and Twitter). 

The "Collector" achievement on your profile page reflects the number of public cases that you have published and that have been approved during the moderation process. 

The best way to get to know the ins and outs of uploading cases is to go through our learning pathway: 

Depending on your situation, you may be able to use one of our uploaders.  Alternatively, you can do everything you need through your browser (watch the following video). 

Good cases are vital for Radiopaedia.org. All articles need good images from great cases. However, cases are so much more than just a simple image to demonstrate a single point. They allow you to summarize patient presentation, symptomatology, image findings and then link that back to articles that are relevant. They can have questions, scrolling stacks, multiple studies and much much more.

Currently, there are three types of cases: draft, public and unlisted. 

Draft cases are there for you to work on, prior to 'publishing them'. All users have access to 10 draft cases at any time. Read more about draft cases.

Public cases are by far the most common. They are visible to all users and can be used in playlists and articles. There is no limit whatsoever to the number of public cases each user can have. Read more about public cases.

Unlisted cases are there for you to use in special circumstances. They are not visible to other users, but you can still share them easily with others. All users have access to 10 unlisted cases at any time. Read more about unlisted cases.

Anyone can download individual images from cases; just use the little cloud icon over the top left corner of the main case view.  

Additionally, there are two ways you can download entire cases: zip of the original files and offline presentation mode. 

Firstly, all users can download their own cases as a zip that contains images nicely arranged in folders as well as a file with all the text of the case. This is not available for other contributor's cases as this is intended as a way to download your cases as a personal backup.

This is available as "Download originals" from the little cog drop down to the right of the case. 
 

Secondly, Marie Curie (Radium) Supporters can also download any contributor's public cases and public playlists as playable presentation-mode files for use offline without any of the pesky ads or annoying delays while the images load. This is intended to facilitate teaching. Note: these files contain all the images but not in a human-friendly format/organization. 

This is available as "Download case" also from the little cog drop down to the right of the case.

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