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Names

Using names on Radiopaedia.org is common when describing procedures and the history surrounding eponymous names.

When referring to a person, do not use punctuation in their title or name and use spaces between initials. For example:

  • Dr R F Player (correct)
  • Dr. R. F. Player (incorrect)
  • Dr RF Player (incorrect)

When referring to an individual for the first time, in an article about an eponym, we embolden the name. This is one of the few instances when we like text to be bold on Radiopaedia. Otherwise we discourage the routine emboldening of names, and if you are unsure it is safer not to.

It is also helpful to provide years of birth and death for deceased individuals. The years and their enclosing brackets are not in bold, unlike the name.
Please reference these dates, ideally with a published article rather than a website, in particular please do not use "whonamedit.com", many of whose articles are not properly referenced.

e.g. Dr R F Player (1875-1950) 1

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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Name
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