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European Radiology

, Volume 27, Issue 11, pp 4455–4460 | Cite as

How to write an original radiological research manuscript

  • Peter Bannas
  • Scott B. Reeder
Malpractice
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Abstract

Many scientific manuscripts submitted for publication are limited by fundamental mistakes in their preparation, leading to rejection. We describe how to write a well-organized radiological research manuscript containing all of the important ingredients for effective communication of a hypothesis-driven scientific study in the context of medical imaging.

Key Points

Mistakes in the preparation of scientific manuscripts lead to rejection.

Scientific writing, like any important skill, can be learned.

A well-developed approach will improve the quality of scientific writing.

High-quality scientific writing is essential to communicate research results.

A well-organized manuscript effectively communicates a hypothesis-driven scientific study.

Keywords

Manuscripts Medical writing Publication components Radiology Diagnostic imaging 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank Prof. Dr. Gerhard Adam and Ingrid Krause for their advice and critical reading of the manuscript.

Compliance with ethical standards

Guarantor

The scientific guarantor of this publication is Peter Bannas.

Conflict of interest

The authors of this manuscript declare relationships with the following companies: Bracco and GE.

Funding

The authors of this manuscript declare relationships with the following companies: Bracco and GE.

This study has received no funding.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Nuclear MedicineUniversity Medical Center Hamburg-EppendorfHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity Medical Center Hamburg-EppendorfHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Medical PhysicsUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  5. 5.Department of Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  6. 6.Department of MedicineUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  7. 7.Department of Emergency MedicineUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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