Last week we did a feature review of the iRadiology App, a recently released free radiology learning tool. I thought it was a must have medical application for medical students and residents. The application provides over 500 radiology cases explained in detail. I had a quick Q&A with Dr. Lieberman to discuss the direction of this great learning tool and whether or not it will remain free.
iMedical Apps: What was the inspiration of the app?
Dr. Lieberman: I have been a director of medical education for radiology at Harvard Medical School for 26 years and have dedicated my career to teaching, which has been very fulfilling. I have developed a number of different web-based learning programs, which can be accessed for no charge on my Lieberman’s eRadiology website at http://eradiology.bidmc.harvard.edu This app is an extension of one of the programs I offer online.
iMedical Apps: How long did it take to develop iRadiology?
Dr. Lieberman: The app is based on Lieberman’s Classics Collection in Radiology, available at http://eradiology.bidmc.harvard.edu/Classics/ which has taken two years to develop and is continuously being expanded – we are adding an extensive cardiovascular section with CT and MRI multiplanar imaging this month.
iMedical Apps: Will the app stay free in the app store?
Dr. Lieberman: Our hope is to keep the app free in the app
A special thanks to Dr. Lieberman for providing such a great resource for those learning how to read various imaging. We look forward to seeing the additions to the application and I encourage everyone to use the online resources Dr. Lieberman mentioned as well. I wish I had known about this earlier in my clinical years and it’s definitely a source I’ll use for residency.
Link to the full review of the iRadiology medical app, available for the iPhone and iPod Touch.