Long Case section of the examination contains 6 cases and lasts 60 minutes from Spring 2011 sitting (check your candidate guidence notes which came with your hall ticket). 

This is the hardest part, and time is your biggest enemy. Make sure you do not spend more than 8-9 minute per case on first go, stop writing after 8minutes on one case and go to the next case.

Each case is marked to 8:     4 = fail     5 = borderline     6 = pass     7 = good pass     8 = excellent 

Average score for a pass is 6.

In long-cases, you will definitely fail if you do not answer one of the six cases, as even if you score 7 in all 5cases, you only end up with 35 points (avg <6) which is a fail. A pursuit to perfection of score 8 will only land you in trouble ! 

So attempt all cases, even if you don't have a clue (can't be more than one case though), just be sensible enough to fill in some basic details in each section of the answer book !

The answer book is divided into: Observations, Interpretation, Principle Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis and Further Management. 

Make sure you write something in each section. I have published a template of the answer book similar to the one you can expect to be provided at the real exam.


The preparation for both VIVA and LC are the same in terms of knowledge, the only difference being is in what you are tested for in the exam: 

How well can you format a report (tested in Long Cases) 

How well can you communicate as a Consultant Radiologist (tested in VIVA) 


Below are practice sets of long cases with answers, so practice with the timer on and write your answers in the answer book template.

If you manage your time, be sensible in working up the cases and attempt all 6 cases, you will sail through !!!


The VIVA sets can be used as long-cases if you want more written practice 


Best of Luck
Sameer




CLICK on > icon Before the Folder Name to see cases.

Cases in DICOM are compressed into zip, but shouldn't affect when importing to OsiriX on Mac or RadiAnt on PC.

Download Cases in ZIP file, drag and drop to OsiriX on Mac or RadiAnt Viewer on PC

Enjoy Practicing :)


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