Spotters / Spot radiology cases are crucial for clearing your exams. Be it the MD / DNB / DMRD exam or other competitive exams such as the EDiR exam. The reason why these are important is that they are objective. In your practical exam, long and short cases are unpredictable. You may get a tough case from a system you have not prepared well. Also, your viva can go anywhere, depending on the examiner and your answers. It is tough to prepare for that section. All you can do is practice presenting and HOPE! That is not the case with Spotters.
Spot cases in most cases are all or none. You either know the diagnosis, or you don’t. Answers are scored objectively and not depending on the examiner’s evaluation of you (and their mood sometimes!). I believe that if you prepare your spotters well, you can secure a decent score irrespective of the rest of the practical. It is also important to note that spotters are usually the first component of the exam, and if you do well, you will go into the rest of the exam super-confident!
What exams are these radiology cases useful for? Here is a list based on user feedback:
MD / DMRD / DNB Radiology Exam.
FRCR Exam for the UK.
European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR)
ABR Core Radiology Exam
OSCE-Based Canadian Radiology Board Exams
FRANZR Exams for Australia
Anyone who wishes to upgrade their Radiology knowledge!
Hence, I have created this spotter collection to help you clear your radiology exam. These radiology cases have been selected by a few of my colleagues and me over years of practice and include a few of the most commonly asked questions in the exam. Currently, there are more than 700 cases in the collection covering multiple systems, and I intend to add more sets gradually.
Hi, My Name is Dr. Amar Udare.
I am a board-certified radiologist and radiology education is my passion. My goal is to help YOU prepare for your radiology board exams.
What is included in the membership?
All 700+ Aunt-Minnie Radiology cases on RadioGyan for three months / one year, depending on your subscription. Access them here: https://bit.ly/rgcases
300+ cases have detailed video descriptions. These will help you understand the case and answer relevant OSCE-style questions. If you are not able to find these, check this GIF. Videos are hosted on a premium platform with no ads (unlike YouTube).
Access to RadioGyan Radiology Community – A safe space for you to share and learn. Access details: Radiology Community
These are unbiased, unedited reviews from previous residents who have used these spotters for their radiology exams:
100 % of the residents stated that these were useful for their exams.
More than 45 % of cases were from the case collection/companion cases/explanation.
Nearly 95% of radiologists agree that these help them with their routine reporting.
More than 80% of students were happy with the interface.
DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT
Read what past students have to say – RadioGyan Membership Reviews.
“RadioGyan spotters collection is a perfect combination of rare and important cases, both for exam preparation as well as for general practice. The images are crystal clear, and there is no controversy in the radiological findings. Every exam-going student that I know practices spotters from RadioGyan. Further, a few of the spot sessions are system-wise, which helps when we prepare for the examination in a pattern of different modules. I would highly recommend every radiology trainee go through these cases and enhance their knowledge. A great deal of dedication and hard work is needed to create and maintain such a collection!“
Dr. Ayush Jain
Senior Resident, Department of Radiology, Maulana Azad Medical College and associated Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi
“This is one of the most comprehensive collections of spotters available to someone preparing for board MD/DNB final exams. The image quality is consistently good, the diagnoses are unambiguous, and the viewer works without glitches on all my devices! Some of them are organized into systems as well which allows for more flexibility when preparing and practicing. I have personally benefited from them and it helped me score high in my exams as well!”
Great collection. Excellent description for Differential diagnosis which is fruitful and must to remember.
I intend to add more resources to these sections to consolidate YOUR learning. Trust me; you will get at least get a few cases from our case collection in your radiology board exam. These spotters have helped thousands of residents to clear their exams, and you would benefit from them. Make sure you solve these at least two times before your exam.
Given the nature of the content, there is no free trial. You can check one sample case set here.
What subscription options are available?
You can subscribe for 3 months or one year. One year subscription gives you nearly 2 months free. Subscriptions renew automatically at the end. When you sign up there is an option for you to choose recurring or one-time payments. There has been one instance where a student had signed up for a one-time payment and he was charged for the next subscription and was refunded when they brought it to our attention. It is your responsibility to make the correct choice and ensure that you are billed appropriately.
What payment methods are available?
Payment can be made ONLY using a credit card or debit card WITH international transactions. All payments are processed via a secure payment processor. Most debit/credit cards should work for our industry-standard secure payment gateway (Stripe). UPI payments are no longer accepted. If you do not have a credit or debit card with international payments, you can ask your friend or colleague for the same.
My credit/debit card has been charged, but I do not have access.
Sometimes the payment processor and membership platform fail to sync after payment. Especially if you make multiple attempts. If this happens: If you are a member already (free, previous paid membership): Drop me an email using our contact form. If you are not a member: Kindly create a free account on RadioGyan using this link: Free Membership RadioGyan I shall upgrade your account on the back end.
My credit and debit card payments have failed. What can I do?
Debit and credit card payments are the preferred methods of payment as this gives instant access. If your card payments failed check if your bank allows international payments on the card. Most payments from Indian residents fail because they do not have INTERNATIONAL payments active on their cards. You can change this setting in your bank/credit card app or by contacting your bank.
If that does not help, you can request your friend or colleague to make the payment for you.
I did not get any email confirmation after registration / I am not getting follow-up emails. What should I do?
Emails are sent from the system. Please check your SPAM folder for the email ID: admin at the rate radiogyan dot com and add it to your inbox and preferably in your “Primary tab” if you are using Gmail. Also simply replying to the email will also ensure that future emails are land in your inbox.
I need help. How can I get support?
If you are having technical issues or if you have suggestions/ feedback, please email your query in detail, using the contact page. Please give up to 24hrs time to sort out the issue considering the time difference. DO NOT contact me on social media platforms as I will not be able to answer queries there. If you are having doubts regarding a case in the collection, leave a comment on the page below and I shall address it.
Can I cancel my membership?
You can cancel your membership anytime by visiting your membership profile or using this link: Cancel My Membership. You will not be charged for further membership. Do note that you WILL NOT get a refund for the current membership period.
Can I ask for a refund? Is there a money-back guarantee?
Given the nature of the content, refunds are not possible. If your subscription was renewed by mistake, reach out to me within 7 days and I shall refund you the subscription. However if you are not able to clear your exam, you can reach out to me with your results and I will extend your membership until your next exam.
Can I share my password with my friend/colleague?
No. I strongly advise you not to. Your access to the website is logged and monitored. You can only check in using only ONE device at a time. The system will lock you out automatically if it detects sign-in activity from multiple locations.
What is the format of the cases?
Cases are presented as PowerPoint slides in sets of 10. Answers are provided on the page with short explanations and links to relevant resources. You can check this sample set here: Radiology Spotter Set [Free Access]
What systems are covered?
All radiology systems are covered. Nuclear medicine is not included. Currently cases are arranged randomly, but I plan to update system-wise cases in the near future.
Is video explanation available for ALL cases?
No. The core product is spot cases with diagnosis. I have tried to provide an explanation for a few case sets and will be updating these regularly, including video descriptions. Currently, at least 30 case sets have video explanations.
If there is a particular YouTube video that you cannot find on the website, let me know and I shall look into it.
Why should you sign up for this course when everything is free elsewhere?
Good question. When you are preparing for your exam, you need to be focused on your preparation. These are high-yield cases that we have collected and filtered for exams. You can always surf around for free resources and learn. If you come across a good one please let me know so that I can share it with other residents too!
I have questions other than the one listed above.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email me at admin at radiogyan dot com or use the contact form.
Aunt-Minnie Best Radiology Educator Nominee (2018 and 2020)
Other RadioGyan Membership levels:
Free membership to access certain sections of the website. This is to ascertain that genuine radiology professionals are using the website and to keep bots away. Most of the content on the website and all its social media platforms is free and will continue to remain so. Note that this DOES NOT include the spotters’ section. For that, you need to sign up for the premium membership.
Dr. Amar Udare is a board-certified radiologist. He is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Calgary. He has a passion for teaching (#FOAMrad and #FOAMed) and has been a semi-finalist for the 2018 and 2020 Aunt-Minnie Most effective Radiology Educator Awards. He has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications which can be accessed on PubMed and Google Scholar.
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