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Radiopedia.org 2.0 opens soon! April 13, 2008

Posted by tomography in Blogroll, Radiology, web 2.0.
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Radiopedia.org, as many call it “the most rapidly growing and leading radiology collaborative resource” ,is upgrading to version 2.0. The new website will be available for the public next Thursday. That day they will also be starting to accept applications for section editors. All sections will be up for grabs. The allocation will be based on:

  • number and quality of previous contributions
  • seniority and experience in the specific area in question (less important)

The wait is almost over! Until then you can have a look at the new lay out:

– Andras

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This one is for Keyose February 25, 2008

Posted by tomography in Blogroll, web 2.0.
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I must make amends for a small mistake of mine, because today I got a comment on my post titled: Web 2.0: Keeping your health records online from the co-founder of Keyose, Dr. Julio Bonis Sanz (for your information he is renowned for documenting the first case of Wiitis.) If you have read my post then you know that I wrote about a couple companies that provide free storage space for your health records, so that they can be accessed from anywhere by whoever you give permission to, such as your doctor or other family members. It turns out that none of those companies do enough to give users what they need most: confidentiality. Why should we even care about this? Well, as a patient, whether you are healthy or not, you have the right to share your medical history with only those that you choose, and nobody else beyond that.

What does Keyose do in order to guarantee you confidentiality? For one you do not log-in with your email address, which as we all know, can be tied to people so easily. On the other hand, you can choose what type of information you allow your doctor to see when he/she logs in to check your records. And third, they do not collect personal information. How many Internet companies can say that with their right hands on their hearts? Not many, I am sure of that.

For more information check their website.

22 Must See Diagnostic Images for Medical Students February 24, 2008

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22 Must See Diagnostic Images for Medical Students. What can I say? The title says it all. Do not pass this by! You take the test by clicking on the slides, which appear in the top right hand corner of your browser. First you get the image, then the second slide gives you the answer, and afterwards, the third slide gives you a clear, brief explanation. Additional information is given on the following slides, including some useful links. Check it out:

Why use a Firefox, when you can have a whole Flock? February 15, 2008

Posted by tomography in Blogroll, web 2.0.
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A funny situation has occurred recently. The Web has evolved, changed so dramatically over the past years that it would probably take me until daylight if I were to tell you all about it, but what is interesting is that we are still viewing this new content through the same web browsers that we were using years ago! If there is Web 2.0, why have not anybody developed a Browser 2.0 for it? Is it possible to the make the most out of this new Web with our old browsers? People at a company called Flock do not think so!

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They have created a browser that is built on the same open-source code as Firefox, so the design and safety should be familiar to old Mozilla users and most Firefox plug-ins work with Flock, but beyond that they have changed everything. The first time you open Flock you will realize that it is not really a web-browser anymore but a virtual desktop where all the information that might interest you are in one place. It is your personal information headquarters. Here you can easily access and create web content. With Flock there is no need to waste time logging in to YouTube, Flick’r, Twitter, WordPress, Facebook, etc. anymore, because you can have Flock remember your login, and from Flock you can easily view what is happening with your friends over at Facebook, or you can see which one of them have posted a new video at YouTube, or you can blog anything with simple drag-and-drop functions! If you visit Facebook, YouTube or Flickr regularly, or if you are a hardcore a blogger, then Flock is definitely for you!

Flock is a relatively new project, the 1.0 version was released last November, and since then the company has just released the 1.1 version, which supports email such as Gmail, and Picasa, too!

I personally make the most out of the Quill button, that lets me write a post to my WordPress account without leaving the page that I am actually viewing, and I do not need to upload the images I want to use in my posts anymore, because Flock will take care of that as well! Another favorite of mine is the simple drag-and-drop function, which is built-in (so I do not need to use any third party software), and allows me to just take an image and run with it, because Flock will remember the URL of the image, so no chance of plagerism there! Blogging has never been this fast, simple, and fun!

These videos will tell you more about Flock and give you an impression about the overall appearance of the software :

– Andras

Tomographyblog.com mentioned on Tiromed.com! November 8, 2007

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A Comprehensive Medical Community There are several web based communities, where you can create your own profile, upload your photos, and find others who share your interests. But beyond Facebook, Iwiw, BeBo and such there are some that are tailored for professional users. One of these is Tiromed, which is aimed at people who are related to the medical field. If you are a physician, medical student, or even a pre-med student your place is at Tiromed! Here you may ask for a mentor, or even become one yourself. You can upload your CV, search for job opportunities in your community and beyond, or even find people that you can collaborate with on your research. Tiromed is for everyone regardless of where you are attenting school, or your diploma.

So I had joined Tiromed a little while ago, and later I was asked by one of the founders, Max Sanel , if I’d be interested in being featured on their TiromedSpotlight. Certainly, I said yes, and embedded in my profile is the name of our blog, tomographyblog.com! 🙂 Check out the writing, but hurry it is only available until next week.

Coverage of the Annual Meeting of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine October 8, 2007

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eanm07.gif A scientific meeting is a great place for researchers to share and discuss the latest in progress, to get inspired by new ideas, or to just come together and socialize. This year’s annual meeting of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from the 13th to the 17th of October. The congress offers:

  • 9 plenary lectures, including the Marie Curie Lecture,
  • full paper sessions where the most relevant advances of the past year are presented
  • the summarising Highlights Lecture
  • symposia/debates
  • a full CME programme, and
  • a self-contained technologists’ continuing education section

The annual congress has become a forum for scientific exchange as well as for business and personal networking, attracting an average of 4,000 participants. The congress is well established and recognised by colleagues and is seen by industry as the foremost marketplace for nuclear medicine products throughout Europe.

The European Association of Nuclear Medicine is a relatively young association as is the science it represents. It wasfounded on the 6th of September, 1985 in London as the result of a merger between the Society of Nuclear Medicine Europe and the European Nuclear Medicine Society. It is incorporated in Vienna and its activities extend throughout Europe. So check for the logo, wherever you go-go:

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And what would an association be without a journal? Well, that question does not need to be answered since the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging is published by the EANM and all members receive a copy in their mail. Click on the image below to access the journal free of charge (limited time access)!

ejnmmi_cover.jpgAre you interested in free full text reading in the field of nuclear medicine? You may do so until the 30th of November, 2007 thanks to Springer Publishing. Click on the link below and start reading:

Throughout the meeting we will receive updates from doctors at the University of Debrecen Department of Nuclear Medicine, so check back here for briefings and interviews!

Must click links! October 4, 2007

Posted by tomography in Blogroll, Cancer, Nuclear Medicine, Uncategorized.
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1. You may download toll free and use in your own presentations the ppt.-s and lectures that are posted on this website on breast cancer .

2. Have you ever needed hard facts on cancer statistics? You may find a wealth of information on the National Cancer Institute’s website including state cancer profiles, population, morbidity and mortality data from the 70’s up to the latest.

3. This English website has many layers of information not only for public but also for professional use that’d be too much to list here. Apart from the latest news in cancer research, it deals with public policy, health awareness campaigns, and even reports on scientific competitions for the youth. If teachers needed educational resources, they will find it here!

4. Here is an interactive animation that explains all you have ever wanted to know on the origins of cancer, its progression, treatment, and drugs’ sideeffects.

5. Ever wondered how new technology in nuclear medicine is tested before human applications are done? The answers are mice and rats, of course! As in other fields of science, small mammals are used to try out new protocol to determine weather they are fit for human use. Follow this link to check out a couple sizzling images on SPECT/CT fusion technology:

Must Click Links! October 1, 2007

Posted by tomography in Blogroll, Radiology, Tomography, Uncategorized.
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Every now and then, you will find a short detail of certain websites we found useful and interesting, and therefor welcome you to check out for yourself. Certainly, you may recommend some of your own!

1. Here is a great MRI teaching website, where you can scan the whole body, and learn to identify its parts and their physiological configuration:

2. You will find a couple interesting cases here like lymphomas, breast, colon, and lung cancer. Since only the PET images can be viewed here, it may be a great challenge for you to try and locate the “hot spots” for yourself:

3. Art and medicine has always been very closely intertwined. Illustrations can help our understanding of medical concepts a great deal, and sometimes they are just pleasant to look at:

4. This site is an interesting and strinking example of how web 2.0 can help science evolve. Beyond topics like “picture of the week,” it has helpful mnemonics, staging information, a study guide, helpful study techniques, and even a textbook section!

5. Need help figuring out what is on that X-ray? On this website you will find loads of chest x-rays, with clear explanations. Great tool for students!