Technology | July 12, 2011

Projects in Knowledge Releases Medical Imaging e-Textbook

July 12, 2011 — Projects In Knowledge, developer of cutting-edge digital and mobile information tools for busy clinicians, has just launched its newest free electronic medical textbook series, MedImage Cases, offered online and soon as a free iPhone/iPad app.

This point-of-care clinical companion explores the complexities of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other imaging modalities used to diagnose and monitor a variety of diseases, presented through a compilation of intriguing patient cases. Each case presentation, narrated by a leading specialty expert, consists of a thousand words of insightful opinion and analysis of the patient's medical images and history. A transcript of the audio commentary is also provided to enhance understanding of each case study.

Over time, the presentations form a comprehensive mobile case library, which becomes a valuable reference aid and resource that clinicians will access frequently in daily practice. Downloadable education materials for patients and clinicians are also provided as supplemental resources.

The inaugural series focuses on the important role of the MRI in the diagnosis and management of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). This debilitating neurological disease has no cure and profoundly alters the lives of affected individuals and their caregivers. Conventional and non-conventional MRIs have different advantages and limitations in measuring disease activity, disease progression, and response to MS therapy. By gaining insights into MRI best practices, neurologists and other clinicians who treat patients with MS can improve and personalize treatment interventions for optimal outcomes. A new MS patient case is added every 2 weeks, with a total of 26 cases released throughout the year.

Clinicians can earn free continuing medical education (CME/CE) credit for each case activity they complete. In addition, clinicians will soon be able to submit their own unusual or compelling patient MRIs and case narrations to the editorial board for possible inclusion in this collection, making it a dynamic and relevant educational tool. The series is offered both online at http://mic.projectsinknowledge.com/ and as a free iPhone/iPad app, coming soon, for easy access at the point of care.

Future editions of MedImage Cases will focus on other diseases and cover a variety of imaging modalities, such as computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET), and will also incorporate other image types and visuals, such as photographs and lab reports.

   For more information: www.projectsinknowledge.com

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