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AIM To investigate the natural history and rationalize follow-up of renal angiomyolipomas (AMLs). MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospectively gathered radiology database was scrutinized to identify patients with renal AMLs over a 3 year period (January 2006 to December 2008). Radiological investigations were examined to identify those AMLs exhibiting change(More)
Assessment of doctors is in a state of flux. Traditional methods of assessment have been critically examined and found inherently limited. The wholesale shift towards outcome-orientated education in the last 10 years has led to the relatively rapid development of a radically different method of assessment. This method focuses on assessing what doctors do in(More)
The single best answer multiple-choice question (MCQ) format has many advantages over traditional true/false format MCQs. From 2009, the Royal College of Radiologists will be adopting this format for written examinations. This article describes the background of this decision and the evidence behind it. There are numerous benefits to examiners and(More)
AIM To survey the views of recent candidates of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR) 2B examination with reference to assessment validity, reliability, and acceptability. MATERIALS AND METHODS One thousand, two hundred and four UK radiology trainees and consultants were invited to complete an automated internet questionnaire(More)
OBJECTIVE This study will evaluate the accuracy of dual-energy CT (DECT) in characterizing urinary tract stone composition on patients presenting to a UK hospital with renal colic. The study will also assess the additional radiation dose burden of DECT over standard protocol. METHODS Data from 106 DECTs between October 2011 and October 2015 were(More)
There have been previous hints that the transiting planet WASP-3b is accompanied by a second planet in a nearby orbit, based on small deviations from strict periodicity of the observed transits. Here we present 17 precise radial velocity (RV) measurements and 32 transit light curves that were acquired between 2009 and 2011. These data were used to refine(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of the risk of malignancy index (RMI) which combines serum CA-125 levels, ultrasound score, and menopausal state, in discriminating between benign and malignant adnexal masses in the Welsh population. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred and forty-seven women with pelvic masses discussed consecutively at the South West(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated whether two selection tests previously validated for primary care General Practice (GP) trainee selection could provide a valid shortlisting selection method for entry into specialty training for the secondary care specialty of radiology. METHODS We conducted a retrospective analysis of data from radiology applicants who(More)