TechTool review Sensitivity and Specificity by Jolis Biotech on Android and iOS
It has a nice icon and splashscreen, but otherwise there’s nothing too wild to report about the design. It’s clear, readable and there were no problems with navigating my way around the app.
This app contains so many different tests, you will never get tired of browsing through it.To give an example, if you think your patient has appendicitis and are reviewing the CT scan, you can see stats on appendicitis by…
- Ultrasound (male and female)
- Abscess on CT
- Adenopathy on CT
- Appendolith on CT
- Arrowhead sign on CT
- Ileal wall thickening on CT
- Psoas sign
- Actually there are about another 10 tests related to appendicitis but you get the general idea…
Each topic gives you the sensitivity and specificity of that test. There is also a box for negative predictive value (but I couldn’t find any tests with that value entered). There is a journal reference for each test to indicate where the stats data came from.
Finally, there is the option on the Sensitivity and Specificity website to add a new entry to their database. I always love resources that use crowdsourcing from the medical community.
Room for Improvement
- A link to the reference would be helpful
- A general description of sensitivity and specificity in the app information would be handy as many people get confused between the two
- This is a great website with user-friendly Android and iOS versions.
- Before doing any investigations or when delivering the results, a quick check of the sensitivity and specificity of the test can help form your decision and counseling.
- This app is free, crowd-sourced, and a great initiative. We should all have this on our mobiles.