I met the Swedish founder of Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) at Scifoo last weekend. They are creating exceptional radiology images. I wish I could study anatomy with those images. It would have been much much easier.
Posts from the ‘Radiology’ Category
Radiopaedia.org is a free online radiology resource built and maintained by it’s users. Section editors , as well as being regular users are responsible for overseeing part of the site, e.g. Gastrointestinal section. More information is available here. It is a great way to contribute to the site and radiology community in general, and you can also have something unique on your CV. Previous editors are of course remembered in the editor hall of fame.
This is a system Wikipedia should use as I’ve been saying for years.
They still have a few vacancies, and are therefore still accepting applications for the following positions.
- gastrointestinal (GIT)
- nuclear medicine (NM)
- radiology physics
- breast imaging
- juniour trainee
Simply write to editors at radiopaedia.org with your CV and the section you are most interested in.
- Radiopaedia: a wiki for radiology
- Medical wikis: the future of medicine?
- Launching MedPedia: From the perspective of a Wikipedia administrator
- Google vs Wikipedia? No!
- Medicine in Wikipedia: Reliable Information?
- Wikipedia: Reliable Sources and Gene Wiki
- WikiProfessional Alpha Testing: a wiki of web 3.0
- Why to work in Wikipedia: I’ve been mentioned in Nature Medicine
You can calculate your X-Ray risk report on xrayrisk.com. Select what kind of scans you have ever had, select your gender, age and you get the exact dose, plus the possible cancer risk.
Keep in mind, the overall lifetime risk of developing an invasive cancer is 37.5% (1 in 3) for women and 44.9% (1 in 2) for men regardless of imaging history. These statistics are averages and do not predict what is going to happen to you. They do not take into consideration individual risk factors including lifestyle (smoking, diet, exercise, etc), family history (genetics) or radiation exposure. The majority of cancers occur later in life and the average lifetime risk of dying from cancer is 25% (1 in 4).
A nice tool that lets e-patients know more about what’s happening with them during medical tests.
- Medbrains is another interesting effort to create a doctor social networking site using blogs. (Gruntdoc)
- Top 50 Health 2.0 Blogs (RNCentral): Many new blogs to follow.
- Health 2.0 Links (PHRWorld)
- Analysis of Oligonucleotides as Biotherapeutics: Implications for the Drugs of Tomorrow: A webinar is coming again, broadcast Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008; time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT
- Journal of Radiology Case Reports is a new journal featuring radiology cases. It must be something like Radiology Picture of the Day which has recently been suspended due to a lack of submissions.
In Second Life, we have some new tools and gadgets to work with at the Ann Myers Medical Center. I would like to share some examples with you and if you’re interested, I would love to be your guide inside the virtual world.
There is a laptop with plenty of educational resources. If you click on it, you can choose which field you are interested in. Then you can access multiple websites focusing on medical quizzes and radiological images on the browser of SL.
A group of Dutch physicians wanted to see more on the site so we showed them around. At this point, the equipment has no useful function, but we plan to upload CT images (among others)
Now there are two chairs (one for a doctor and one for a patient) where we can listen to cardiac murmurs or lung sounds:
And one more thing. As we often have groups looking around at the center, now (thanks to our builder, Nixx) we can use group teleportation as well.
- Live Blogging Today: First Medical Simulation in Second Life!
- Everything about Second Life and Medical Education
- Interview about the genetic revolution of Second Life
- Electronic Medical Records in a Virtual Hospital: Interview!
- Scientific Research and Medicine in Second Life
- Forterra: Medical Simulations and Hospital Training
- From Virtuality to Reality: Second Life Fitness
What happens when you mix an innovative mind with some open-source projects? Greg Book can show you an example:
Medical Image Viewer (MIView) is an OpenGL based medical image viewer that contains useful tools such as a DICOM anonymizer and format conversion utility. MIView can read DICOM, Analyze/Nifti, and raster images, and can write Analyze/Nifti and raster images. It can also read and convert DICOM mosaic images. The main goal of MIView is to provide a platform to load any type of medical image and be able to view and manipulate the image.
My main goal is to create a simple and powerful program to provide useful visualization of medical images. Visualization methods will include planar views, orthogonal, multi-planar reconstruction (MPR), maximum intensity projection (MIP), volume rendering, and surface shaded display (SSD).
And you can download it for free. Kudos to Greg Book for his commitment to the medical community!
(Many thanks to Ricardo for the link!)
It’s a great pleasure for me to host Grand Rounds again after almost a year. The idea of Nick Genes shines more than ever so I hope I can show you plenty of useful and valuable submissions from the medical blogosphere. So this time, the topic is the future of medicine which means I’ll feature some blogposts about genetics and web 2.0 as medicine might be centered around these two terms in the future. Enjoy it!
Editor’s Choice (Genetics or Web 2.0):
Karina S. Descartin at The story of healing talked about Jay Parkinson, the web-savvy doctor and use of media in medicine.
Joshua Schwimmer at Tech Medicine featured the impact of Google Book Search on medical education. At Efficient, MD (one of his 4 blogs), you can also send him your productivity tips for being on call.
Y. S. at My MD Journey gave all medical students the opportunity to promote their blogs by taking an interview.
Hsien-Hsien Lei at Eye on DNA examined the genetic differences between identical twins.
Paul Levy at Running a Hospital thinks the future of medicine in the UK should utilize the opportunities Second Life provides.
Steven F. Palter at Docinthemachine weighs in with How Smartdust, Souveillance, Web 3.0, and Personalized Genetics Will Transform the Future of Medical Diagnostics.
Steve Murphy at The Gene Sherpa talked about the fear of genetic discrimination.
John Sharp at eHealth found a new way to promote patient safety – talk to your doctor.
Imre Kissík and András Székely at Tomography Blog promoted 10 great Web 2.0 tools for Diagnostic Imaging Professionals.
Hamza Emadeen M. at GooMedic introduced web 2.0 as a research tool for collaborative softwares.
Bob Coffield at Health Care Law Blog mentioned the Google Health project as Google Partnered with Cleveland Clinic.
The Digital Pathology Blog says computer programs may help physicians avoid diagnostic mistakes — so why aren’t more doctors using them?
Abel Pharmboy at Terra Sigillata blogged live about a vasectomy from his Palm Treo 700. More than interesting!
Health and Healthcare:
David C. Harlow at HealthBlawg focused on preventing, reporting and not paying for hospital-acquired infections.
David E. Williams at Health Business Blog is curious about how much we should expect from patients.
Louise at Colorado Health Insurance Insider wrote: “A list of eight preventable medical errors that result in extra medical charges will no longer be reimbursed by Medicare”.
According to Clinical Cases and Images, if you keep residents happy, it is better for patients.
Laurie Edwards at A Chronic Dose had a recent issue with her health insurance to explore preventative health and offer resources to think critically about the future of healthcare.
Jan Gurley at Black Future Month stated that it’s a call for investing in a long-term, detailed cohort study of African Americans, like the Framingham study.
Medical Stories and Cases:
ER nurse tells us what it is like to start the day two nurses short.
Bongi at Other things amanzi shared a monstrous story with us; two experiences he had, both of which he found disturbin.
Keith at Digital Doorway helps us how to talk to a patient who is scared to die.
Doctor Anonymous described his own flu and the Flu Epidemic as well.
Thomas Robey at Medscape told us his first experience losing a patient after an attempt at resuscitation. He had another post mentioning some personal experiences with drug reps he has had as a medical student.
Paul S. Auerbach at Medicine for the Outdoors posted the second story about his recent volunteer work in Guatemala.
Medical Research and Information:
Amy Tenderich at Diabetes Mine had a great list about 10 little-known facts about your immune system.
How to Cope With Pain reviewed what we know about chronic itch, an interesting symptom.
David Rothman shared the Human Brain Atlas, a useful educational resource with us.
Walter Jessen at Highlight Health presented ScienceCures, a new website dedicated to today’s science, tomorrow’s cures.
Kerri Morrone at SixUntilMe had plenty to say about the MiniLink trial. That’s how an honest opinion can be valuable to the community.
Matthew Mintz at Dr. Mintz’ Blog had a comment on an article that appeared in the Washington Post about studies of treatments.
Henry Stern at InsureBlog informed us about Swedish scientists who discovered fast food and the lack of exercise are not healthy.
Clinical Cases and Images presents all the 3 “organ”-renal syndromes.
Exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) could be a marker of bronchial inflammation? Check it out at Allergy Notes.
JC Jones at Healthline Connects says there is something we can all agree on – New Stem Cell Source.
The editors of LymeHealth.com talked about the Rife frequencies for treatment of Bartonella infection. Rife treatment is used by some Lyme disease patients who are coinfected with a species of Bartonella.
Medical research in a different way:
Other posts from the blogosphere: interesting surveys, interviews, speeches:
Vitum Medicinus, a Canadian medical student, shares a speech he gave to the families of his anatomy lab cadavers at a memorial service for body donors.
The bloggers at SharpBrains have come up with three interesting articles: Minding the Aging Brain and Maximize the Cognitive Value of Your Mental Workout and Self-Regulation and Barkley’s Theory of ADHD.
Barbara Kivowitz at In Sickness and In Health examines a strange question: Are Certain Illnesses More Likely to Lead to Divorce?
Kenneth F Trofatter at Fruit of the Womb addresses a query from a reader who wonders if abnormal sperm morphology, in the absence of other maternal or paternal indicators, might be associated with recurrent early pregnancy loss.
At Dailyinterview.net you can read more about Dr. Silly Reba (AKA Reba Strong) – Hospital Clown and Magician.
The Samurai Radiologist at Not Totally Rad gave us some tips on how to surprise your loved one: with a skull.
David Bradley at ScienceBase is curious whether our doctor inhales or not. “A survey of medical students in Brazil found that more than 80% use alcohol, while cannabis use is limited to about one in four, a quarter use solvents and just over 25% use tobacco.”
Christine at ButYouDontLookSick.com interviewed Nick Genes about Grand rounds and his medical career.
That’s all for now. I always enjoy hosting Grand Rounds because I come across new blogs and make contact with great medical bloggers. Thank you, Nick Genes, for giving me the opportunity again. I hope to host a third one in 2009. The next edition will be hosted by ChronicBabe on the 4th of March.
As I’m at home again, let’s get back to medical blogging. I’ve recently come across a radiology specific search engine which has some great features. You don’t have to use multiple different search engines for specific tasks, because RadiologySearch.net combines it all:
Just some of the features:
- Semantic (relational) search with search refinements
- Searching in peer-reviewed scientific journals; images; radiology cases; teaching files; books; lectures; videos and many more.
- Latest news and publications (general Radiology and subspecialty-specific )
- Customization of search and you can import the search engine into your own website
This is a great example of medical search engines. I hope to see many more in different fields of medicine.