RadSnap - A Free iPhone Application for Cloud Based Consultation Between Referring Physicians and Radiologists
Roland Talanow, MD,PhD
Referring physicians are often in a situation where they need a quick professional consultation for images at hand. Also radiologists in poor areas of this world may have not the expensive equipment to exchange studies with professionals. A solution is desired where radiologists or referring physicians who are in need for a quick case consultation receive such in a timely manner.
We developed an iPhone app that allows sending images of an indeterminate case into a dedicated section of a protected community of over 10.000 Radiology professionals. Case consultations and opinions are usually provided within a few minutes to hours. The program mask is short and intuitive and after taking the picture, it provides several options for a title, short description where a question can be placed and optional case relevant parameters. The user may choose to display their name or stay anonymous. As soon as a peer provides an opinion, the user will be notified via email. The user may also discuss this case with peers in the protected community to get more insight.
RadSnap is a free clinical tool that allows receiving quickly and easily professional consultations for difficult cases sent via iPhone. This tool helps especially referring physicians and radiologists in areas of the world who cannot afford expensive PACS software.