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Abstract #1073

The EMITEL Multilingual Dictionary: A New Resource for the Global MRI Community

Stephen Frederick Keevil1,2, Gerard Boyle3, Emil Lindholm4, Franco Milano5, Freddy Stahlberg4, Ronnie Wirestam4, Slavik Tabakov2, Andrew Simmons6

1Medical Physics, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom; 2Imaging Sciences, King's College London, London, United Kingdom; 3St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; 4University of Lund, Lund, Sweden; 5University of Florence, Florence, Italy; 6Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences, King's College London, London, United Kingdom

A mutilingual dictionary of terms used in MRI and other medical physics specialties has been developed by an international network of over 200 physicists and engineers. The dictionary (available free at allows translation of terms between 25 languages, with extension to additional languages planned for the future. The software platform was developed to be as simple as possible without compromising content, allowing easy update and maximising longevity. The dictionary can be used as a free-standing resource or as a portal to an e-encyclopaedia of medical physics. Together, the dictionary and encyclopaedia are valuable resources for the worldwide MRI community.