By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Current study results on Radiology have been published. According to news reporting from Aurora, Colorado, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Tablet computing and mobile resources are the hot topics in technology today, with that interest spilling into the medical field. To improve resident education, a fully configured iPad, referred to as the 'Radiology Resident iPad Toolbox,' was created and implemented at the University of Colorado."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Colorado Hospital, "The goal was to create a portable device with comprehensive educational, clinical, and communication tools that would contain all necessary resources for an entire 4-year radiology residency. The device was distributed to a total of 34 radiology residents (8 first-year residents, 8 second-year residents, 9 third-year residents, and 9 fourth-year residents). This article describes the process used to develop and deploy the device, provides a distillation of useful applications and resources decided upon after extensive evaluation, and assesses the impact this device had on resident education. The Radiology Resident iPad Toolbox is a cost-effective, portable, educational instrument that has increased studying efficiency; improved access to study materials such as books, radiology cases, lectures, and web-based resources; and increased interactivity in educational conferences and lectures through the use of audience-response software, with questions geared toward the new ABR board format."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This preconfigured tablet fully embraces the technology shift into mobile computing and represents a paradigm shift in educational strategy."
For more information on this research see: The Radiology Resident iPad Toolbox: An Educational and Clinical Tool for Radiology Residents. Journal of the American College of Radiology, 2013;10(7):527-532. Journal of the American College of Radiology can be contacted at: Elsevier Science Inc, 360 Park Ave South, New York, NY 10010-1710, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of the American College of Radiology - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/699814)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting E.E. Sharpe, Univ Colorado Hosp, Dept. of Radiol, Aurora, CO 80045, United States. Additional authors for this research include M. Kendrick, C. Strickland and G.D. Dodd (see also Radiology).
Keywords for this news article include: Aurora, Colorado, Radiology, Technology, United States, North and Central America
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