Clinical Imaging ‘I Saw the Sign’ Author Guidelines

Clinical Imaging is pleased to launch “I saw the sign” – yes, an Ace of Base inspired- column for the journal which will promote education, mentorship and sponsorship. Read Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Elizabeth Kagan Arleo’s brief communication explaining the inspiration behind the new column and what she hopes it will accomplish.

Author requirements: 1st draft must be written by a medical student, resident or fellow, who is then the first and corresponding author and takes care of the submission at https://www.editorialmanager.com/clm/default1.aspx

Manuscript category: Brief communication

Maximums: word count = 1750, references = 8

Suggested Title: I Saw the [ ] Sign

Suggested Outline, by paragraph: (paragraphs 1-3: case presentation; paragraphs 4-6: discussion; paragraph 7: conclusion)

  1. We saw the [ ] sign in the following clinical context. A [ ] year-old fe/male….
  2. Radiology findings included the following…
  3. Pathology yielded…
  4. Origin of the sign… provide history of medicine on topic, with possible inclusion of photo of relevant person or object
  5. Literature review highlights include…
  6. Lessons learned from the [ ] sign include…i.e., think clinical implications, how it could positively impact patient care or the practice of radiology
  7. In conclusion, if you see the [ ] sign, then think [ ].


Self-assessment: Are you an ace, or way off base?

Write 3 multiple choice questions, with A-D or E choices.

Question 1

1. Answer choice a
2. Answer choice b
3. Answer choice c
4. Answer choice d
5. Answer choice e


Question 2

1. Answer choice a
2. Answer choice b
3. Answer choice c
4. Answer choice d
5. Answer choice e


Question 3

1. Answer choice a
2. Answer choice b
3. Answer choice c
4. Answer choice d
5. Answer choice e
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