The purpose of this exhibit is to:
Provide an effective method of remembering key paediatric radiological differentials/signs.
Collate a summary of the top 20 memorable and relevant mnemonics for exam revision and memory recall in paediatric radiology.
The etymology of the word ‘Mnemonic’ is Greek (mneumonikos) and means “pertaining to memory” while Mnemosyne was the goddess of memory in Greek mythology.
Findings and procedure details
Mnemonics have commonly been used as a learning tool in Medicine and have been advocated throughout history.
They function as prompts and enable recalling of detailed information through remembering simple phrases.
Systematic organisation of information in this way can aid radiology trainees in effective information recall,
particularly in an exam setting.
a broad knowledge base is required in radiology and mnemonics can act as a useful reminder in the consideration of differentials for all radiology doctors on a day to day basis.
A summary of 20 useful paediatric mnemonics to aid radiology residents in their learning.
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