The iPad remains a hot topic within the medical device community, as these tablet computers offer new ways to display product information, surgical-implant techniques, and radiological images for surgeons, doctors, and students to use to learn or view those images without returning to labs or hospitals. The following list of must-have iPad apps for radiologists and x-ray techs is compiled simply from the iTunes store, where medical apps for the iPad abound. The first section consists of images that can be viewed to showcase medical companies’ techniques or learning strategies. The second category consists of viewers that either comply to certain company criteria or that can be used by subscription to view patient images.
- 3D4Medical’s Images was designed specifically for the iPad to showcase the high quality images developed by 3D4Medical.com. It contains over 200 medical images that can be displayed for presentation purposes, saved as wallpaper or shared with friends or colleagues.
- Brain MRI Atlas is a free app that allows you to navigate through hundreds of of labeled brain structures. It is designed for all healthcare professionals as an interactive study and reference tool. View serial sequential axial T2 FLAIR images of the brain, with structure labels easily organized by category.
- Radiology 2.0: One Night in the ED is one of the most innovative educational resources in the field. Rather than use static images to teach specific diagnoses, Radiology 2.0 uses stacks of CT images to actually teach the reader how to approach and interpret CT scans. This incredible series available to the medical community at no charge whatsoever.
- Radiology Assistant — Medical Imaging Reference & Education provides excellent information on a wide variety of topics. MedGadget calls it a “great resource.” It’s easy to navigate and provides a great teaching program. The app uses localized content with a layout that is optimized for your device’s screen.
- Radiology Toolbox Lite is designed by a practicing radiologist to help radiologists, residents, medical students, radiology technologists, and technology students. Useful tools include radiographic contrast premedication, GFR calculator, solitary pulmonary nodule criteria, gastric emptying times and radioisotope half lives. Get the pro version for the price of a cup of coffee.
- Surgical Radiology is a medical educational app created by DD Surgical for the Department of Surgery at Lehigh Valley Health Network. This app is game-center ready and you can track your performance.
- Mobile MIM software program is used for the registration, fusion, and/or display for diagnosis of medical images from only the following modalities: SPECT, PET, CT, and MRI. Mobile MIM provides wireless and portable access to medical images. This device is not intended to replace full workstations and should be used only when there is no access to a workstation.
- OsiriX HD is a companion application to OsiriX for MacOS which is an interactive visualization program designed for display and analysis of medical images. The iOS version allows downloading and manipulating series of images directly on your iOS device. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
- SeeMyRadiology Mobile is a secure cloud-computing platform for medical image storage, sharing, and collaboration. It allows imaging facilities, hospitals, physicians, and patients to easily and securely exchange their medical images and related documents online.