TechTool Thursday 004

TechTool review of Radiopaedia by Radiopaedia Pty on iOS

Radiopaedia is a spin-off app from Radiopaedia.org Quiz Module. It allows the user to work through real-life patient cases and interpret their imaging results to come to a diagnosis.  There is a mountain of information in the app if the user wants to learn more

Website: Radiopaedia – iTunes

Design

  • The design is great – it looks very slick and professional. Once I got the hang of the navigation (lots of sliding involved) it was lovely to use.  The images are top quality and that is what makes the app so good.

 User Interface

Clinical Content

  • In-app purchases cover a wide range of clinical areas (GI, foreign bodies congenital CNS malformations) and one new pack is being added each month
  • View the images, read the case history and answer quiz questions
  • Read up about the diagnosis afterwards

Cost

  • There are 4 free cases and then lots of packages that can be purchased in-app. These range in price from $0.99-$4.49.
  • It’s not entirely clear how the prices have been decided as prices don’t seem to correlate with the number of cases in the pack

Room for Improvement

  • Although it looks like there are only 4 free cases – there are actually 24.  The other 20 are hidden amongst the in-app purchases.  Why not just bundle them all with the original download?
  • Some of the questions are rather obscure.  Being able to diagnosis Joubert syndrome from an MRI and no history seems like a high standard to achieve.  But on the other hand, I’ve learned something new and I guess that’s the point

Overall

This is a great app and an excellent resource to have on your mobile.  Being able to see high quality radiology images on your iPhone makes the learning experience much more valuable.  It is in an easy-to-use format and is the best radiology app I have come across.
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  1. says

    Hi Tessa

    thanks for the review, and the thought you put into your ‘room for improvement’. We will certainly take those thoughts on board.

    as far as pricing is concerned, it is derived from our secret ‘price-Omatic 2000′ which uses fuzzy logic, game theory and quantum mechanics to pluck a value out of a 6th dimension. In reality it is a combination of the number of cases the length of the cases and supporting articles, and how good the pack is at reviewing a topic.

    The packs are also targeted at different user groups (e.g. CXR is a medical student to junior radiology trainee pack, whereas some of the CNS packs are really aimed at senior radiology trainees, or neurology trainees / consultants etc…) In fact Jobert is a pretty straight forward diagnosis once you see the abnormality and know that it exists :)

    Thanks again,

    Frank

    Editor, Radiopaedia.org

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