Medical software company 3D4Medical has collaborated with researchers at University College Cork (UCC) to develop ‘Radiology-Head, an iPad radiology app.
Developed with the departments of radiology and anatomy and neuroscience at UCC, the app illustrates brain anatomy on MRI in clear and simple detail.
Dr. Kevin Murphy, who is a lecturer in these departments, believes the app will be an important resource for undergraduate medical students and all healthcare students, medical doctors and healthcare professionals in facilitating the learning of neuroanatomy.
It may also be helpful for patients with neurological diseases and their families in gaining a deeper understanding of their illness.
The Radiology-Head app uses an intuitive graphics platform, designed for iPad, to illustrate neuroanatomy as seen on MRI scans.
It is possible to navigate through the head in three planes (axial, coronal or sagittal) showing detailed anatomy in each slice. The 3D model of the head also allows the user to easily identify the orientation and location of the scan.