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RADIOLOGY WEBSITES : RADIOLOGY PORTALS

Few Useful Radiology Web Portals

1. Aunt Minnie at http://www.auntminnie.com/ is a website that covers Radiology in its entire gamut. The home page has numerous features such as Radiology news, today's headlines, people in the news and the ever popular "case of the day". The education section merits a look since it has useful teaching features such as library, online CME, CME Database and teaching files. Besides this the site has a technology section dealing with vendors and products and a reference section that muses on regulatory updates, market reports, white papers, practice guidelines and DICOM Conformance.

2. RadInfonet
at http://www.radinfonet.com is an engrossing website. The highlight of the site is the CME section dealing with some of the most current topics in Imaging. Currently featured (as on Apr 2001) in the Radiology InfoNet CME course is "the incidental adrenal mass". Have you ever felt the need for consulting an expert on any of the issues in Radiology ? If so, here is the site which has a riveting "Expert On Call" section. The site also encloses archives of some recent CME courses by leading professionals.


3. Radiologist.Com
at http://www.radiologist.com/ is a useful site. This simple user friendly website has a main index that branches to few important sections such as Radiology Websites, Educational Resources, Societies and Journals. In addition there are modality based indexing of websites such as Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance. Interesting areas that have been covered are Research and Teleradiology / PACS / DICOM Commercial Sites.

4. Refindia at http://www.refindia.net, is a foundation, based in Mumbai, India founded in January 1997 with the aim of promoting comprehensive education to Radiology and Imaging residents. The websites has an interactive Radiology and Imaging quiz with attractive prizes, a feature on History of Radiology in India, a growing database of member Radiologists across the country and a popular section called Radiology Links. In addition there is a large database of the Radiology and Imaging companies and trade in India maintained for the benefit of all doctors, residents, consultants and health administrators. The site also has a CME section and an interactive discussion section.

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Radiology Web at http://www.radiologyweb.com is a Radiology educational resource created by Mediaworks. This site, which is supported from Bracco, provides original articles, reviews, editorials and teaching/conference cases. General sections such as a listing of CME radiology conferences and meetings and a discussion forum is available. Likewise, specialised sections such as the "View Box", which is a searchable archive of teaching cases, a "Case of the Month" section are also available. "The Left Corner" is a section where nuggets of news, quotes, and ponderings relevent to radiology are offered. In the pipeline there is likely to be a fMRI database of brain scans. Interestingly, there are practice questions for Residents (in a study hall section) organized by nearly ten subspecialties.

6. Planet Rad at http://www.planetrad.com is a web site for professionals in the field of radiology, founded as a collaborative partnership between GE Medical Systems and HealthGate Data Corporation. The key feature of planetRAD's website are radiology abstracts from major, peer-reviewed journals, with many abstracts linked and available free of charge. Importantly, the site can be personalized through a facility named "My Planet". The retrieval of radiology abstracts can be made personalized by convenient selection of any combination of the modalities such as MR, CT, U/S, XR etc or by selection of any combination of the organ radiology sections such as Neuro, Abdominal, Thoracic etc.

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Radpath at http://radpath.org/ is a portal which fortifies the association between Radiology and Pathology. The material, albeit predominantly in text form, is based on the correlations between radiologic abnormalities and their underlying microscopic and gross pathology. Designed initially for military radiologists, the site is particularly useful for Radiologists at large.

8. Radiology Linx at http://www.radiologylinx.com/ is a site that provides radiologists with the latest medical news and information in radiology journals. Updated daily, the site has an option of Radiologists receiving the above information via email. MDLinx.com, which is the agency behind Radiology Linx, aims to "save doctors time in getting the news they trust." Besides Radiology, there are nearly over 500 different e-mail newsletter topics, catering to a variety of specialist and subspecialists needs. The sheer advantages of this website, is that the free, specialized and easy-to-use professional material is updated daily and is time saving too.

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RadCentral at http://www.radcentral.com/ is a web site designed by G. Radner, M.D at University of Southern California.. Fundamentally, the website has two sections namely, General and Radiology. The site has numerous links in categories such as International Radiology Sites, News, Resources & Newsgroups, and Radiology Departments on the Web. The Cases of the Week/Month is an interesting section.


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RadPro or Radiology Professional at http://www.med.unibo.it/rad2/RadPro.htm is a site that is helpful for Radiologists, doctors and technicians. There are geographic sections categorised into Europe, America, Africa/Asia/Oceania. Radiological Resources is an useful section to help the radiologist as the section on Teaching Files & Databases. Similarly, there is a Radiographer' s page is the section dedicated to the Radiologic Technologists.

Endpiece

RadCenter at http://www.radcenter.com/ is a Radiology indexing portal. From here one can browse Continuing Education, Radiologic Journals, Teaching files in Magnetic Resonance, Mammography, PACS Software, Hardware, Ultrasonography Equipment, Medical Imaging Departments. Radiology Channel at http://www.radiologychannel.net is Internet's most comprehensive resource for radiology-related consumer healthcare information. The site is primarily aimed at consumers rather than professionals

Radiology Resource
at http://www.radiologyresource.org/ and Radiology Info at http://www.radiologyinfo.org/ are sites fashioned by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) aimed at consumers. The site has concise, current and accurate information on radiologic science and procedures, with a wide-ranging glossary.

 

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