University of Western Australia’s Centre for Software Practice has released an iPhone app to help doctors decide what imaging modality is most appropriate for a particular patient.
The tool was developed along with Department of Imaging Services at the Royal Perth Hospital and is now available at the iTunes App Store for $26.
Diagnostic Imaging Pathways includes more than 130 pathways covering all the major organ systems and common clinical scenarios. The pathways have been developed based on broad clinical consensus, and best-available evidence, and are under continuous review and development.
The principle clinical lead behind the Diagnostic Imaging Pathways, Professor Richard Mendelson, said the application will help doctors make the right decisions delivering the right treatment at the right place and the right time.
“Thirty per cent of imaging requests are incorrect or inappropriate – the iPad application DiPHD will help make sure that patients have the best chance of getting the most accurate diagnosis,” Professor Mendelson said.
CSP Director Associate Professor David Glance said having the pathways available on a platform like the iPad ensures that doctors will be able to access vital information, literally at their fingertips.
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