Archive for July 16th, 2008

Medical Imaging Site

July 16, 2008

MDPIXX is a website specializing in medical images – xrays, CAT scans, photos, and pathology slides – with several additional features. With most images, you can use a zoom tool to focus in on an area. There are also featured cases with discussions. The home page has one similarity to YouTube – a fading in and out of recent images. The site claims over 12,000 images and includes an atlas as well. There is the opportunity to comment on any image. They have also developed a Yahoo Widget but not one for Google yet.

Overall, it has great potential as a teaching and collaboration tool.

Two suggestions for futher enhancements – the site is multilingual which reflects its international scope but no tool for translating the cases or comments in another language. There is not guarentee that the images are posted by physicians but to sign up, you need to attest to that. The terms and conditions should be more obvious prior to signup especially for patient privacy provisions.

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