In 2005, Dr. Frank Gaillard, then a radiology student in Melbourne, started uploading his x-rays and notes to the internet. It was his way of archiving his personal files. Then in 2007, he opened the site, Radiopaedia, to the public, and fellow radiologists from all over the world came to share and discuss cases. Now it’s an online wiki-style encyclopedia with contributions from medical personnel curated by experts. It’s a vast resource. Gaillard said,
"Aside from the selfish reasons you use the site, in terms of keeping your own case library and looking up things for your own study or work, the thing that's come out of it is that in Australia we forget how lucky we are to have the sort of health system we do have," he said.
"To be able to give radiologists or doctors in third world nations, who don't have the teaching, or the expertise, or the hardware that we do, the ability to see some of these cases and better treat and diagnose their patients is probably what gives me the greatest sense of satisfaction on a day-to-day basis."
Read about the history of Radiopedia and get an overview of what it has to offer, plus a few select x-rays in an article at ABC News Australia. Some images may be disturbing, particularly the last one, which is also NSFW. -via Metafilter
(Image credit: Dr Jeremy Jones, UK)