About Radiology Masterclass

Mission

Radiology Masterclass aims to provide world-class educational services. Designed with UK medical students and junior doctors in mind, Radiology Masterclass now reaches a broad range of healthcare professionals worldwide.

We aim to offer educational material which covers the undergraduate medical imaging curriculum as specified by the Royal College of Radiologists, London, UK. Radiology Masterclass pledges only to publish material which is deemed to be of the highest quality. We believe that this commitment to quality of educational material is the reason for the ongoing success of the site.

History

Radiology Masterclass was founded in 2007 by consultant radiologist, Dr Graham Lloyd-Jones (BA MBBS MRCP FRCR) who continues as director.

Dr Graham Lloyd-Jones - Consultant Radiologist - Radiology MasterclassDr Lloyd-Jones initially trained in Graphic Design at the University of the West of England (1991) before going on to study Medicine at Imperial College, London (2001). He trained in postgraduate medicine in West London and then as a Radiologist in Southampton, UK (2009). He now works as a Consultant Radiologist at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Wiltshire, UK. His specialist interests are chest and musculoskeletal imaging. He is the Lead Radiologist for the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Treatment Centre based at Salisbury. Dr Lloyd-Jones is the co-author and illustrator of 'Radiology at a Glance' (Wiley-Blackwell, 2nd Ed. 2017).

COVID-19 research work

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Lloyd-Jones has pursued a passionate interest in understanding the disease pathogenesis. Following his invited presentation to the British Society for Haematology - November 2020 - he explains, "To understand a new disease ... we all need to go back to medical school". See the full presentation titled - "What can the Radiology tell us about the vasculopathy of COVID-19 lung disease".

He has discussed the disease pathogenesis with many experts from a wide range of medical disciplines: from critical care specialists to virologists; from respiratory physicians to dentists. He explains the vascular nature of the lung disease in more detail in the discussion page titled - COVID-19 lung disease: a pulmonary vasculopathy.

In December 2020, Dr Lloyd-Jones was invited to join the REACT COVID-19 study group base in Southampton, UK. He is currently undertaking a detailed analysis of CT and Chest X-ray findings to establish the primary vascular nature of COVID-19 lung disease.

He has also independently published a theory which presents a novel understanding of the route of infection. This hypothesis is based on the understanding that the virus first infects the nasal passages, not the lung airways, that a reservoir of the SARS-CoV-2 virus forms in saliva in the mouth, and that high viral load in saliva and gum disease are independently linked to poor outcome. To his knowledge, he is the first to propose that the route the virus takes from the oral cavity to the lungs is endovascular and that the main converging risk factor for poor outcome could be gum disease.

He is working with laboratories in the UK in an attempt to prove the theory which potentially has significant implications for the way the disease could be managed. If proven correct, the impact of the theory would be global.

Read the theory of the oro-vasculo-pulmonary route. Dr Lloyd-Jones has teamed up with world-renowned experts in the field of oral health to further explore the theory which will be formally published shortly.

Interview with Dr Graham Lloyd-Jones

Gloria Onwumeme of The Student Doctor Network interviews Dr Graham Lloyd-Jones, founder of Radiology Masterclass. Read the full interview here - Interview with Dr Graham Lloyd-Jones.

Acknowledgements

Radiology Masterclass is grateful to the following people for their help.

Dr Mary Gawne-Cain (Consultant Neuroradiologist - University Hospital Southampton UK) for her work on editing the CT brain tutorials and CT brain image galleries.

Dr Charles Peebles (Consultant Cardiothoracic Radiologist - University Hospital Southampton UK) for his help in providing images for the 'Basics of MRI Interpretation' tutorial.

Dr Richard Smith (Consultant Rheumatologist - Salisbury District Hospital UK) for editing the 'Imaging of Musculoskeletal Disorders' tutorial.

Dr Mark Wills (Consultant Gastrointestinal Radiologist - Salisbury District Hospital UK) for his work in editing the Chest X-ray tubes tutorial and image gallery.

Dr Chris Watts (Consultant Interventional Radiologist - Royal Bournemouth Hospital UK) for his work in editing the Chest X-ray tubes tutorial and image gallery.

Affiliation scheme

Radiology Masterclass invites academic and health care institutions to join the affiliation scheme. Any individual who is in a recognised role of medical education, undergraduate or postgraduate, can apply to join the scheme on behalf of their institution. Any person associated with an affiliated institution (on the basis of their institutional email address) is given access to the courses section certificated assessments at discounted rates. For more information, please see the affiliate scheme page. To apply for membership to the scheme please complete the affiliate scheme application form.

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The use of Radiology Masterclass website is no substitute for formal medical training. Radiology Masterclass takes no responsibility for lack of exam success and advises adherence to local standards required within a formal undergraduate and postgraduate medical education curriculum. Where local advice differs from methodology proffered in the Radiology Masterclass website, local advice must be followed. Radiology Masterclass does not guarantee that data referring to clinical guidelines or nomenclature is up to date. No clinical decision should be made based on material in this website, reference to senior clinical opinion and knowledge gained from wider medical education is always required. Radiology Masterclass does not offer medical advice and if asked to do so via the contact form is not obliged to respond.

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NEWS - 

New trauma X-ray quiz

See the new practice X-ray interpretation gallery here - Trauma X-ray Quiz - Whole Skeleton

More quizzes coming soon!

Oro-Vasculo-Pulmonary route

Dr Graham Lloyd-Jones explains the theory that SARS-CoV-2 could take the same infection route as seen in endocarditis - via the veins of the mouth, neck, and chest, directly to the pulmonary arteries. Read more here - COVID-19 Oro-Vasculo-Pulmonary route

COVID-19 Lung Disease: A Pulmonary Vasculopathy

Watch the presentation by Dr Graham Lloyd-Jones, Director of Radiology Masterclass, given on November 11th 2020 at the annual conference of the British Society for Haematology, titled - What can the Radiology tell us about the vasculopathy of COVID-19 lung disease?

COVID-19 resources

The COVID-19 pathway video animation

COVID-19 image gallery

Update from Dr Graham Lloyd-Jones, director of Radiology Masterclass. Acute COVID-19 lung disease: A pulmonary vasculopathy - not a respiratory pneumonia

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Recommended textbook

Radiology at a Glance - 2nd Edition

Co-authored by the author of Radiology Masterclass, Radiology at a Glance is a complete overview of medical imaging suitable for medical students, junior doctors and other health professionals. Second edition published September 2017.

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