American College of Radiology offers learning library online
14 June 2009
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has made its entire library
of ACR Learning File images and content available online as a Web-hosted
archive to ACR members and others in the field. The ACR used McKesson’s
Horizon Study Share reference case solution to put the resource online.
The ACR Learning File includes a collection of more than 3,600
peer-reviewed cases in 12 subspecialties, with more than 10,000
high-quality images depicting thousands of diagnoses. Key findings and
detailed discussions supplement the images, making the library a unique
experience for practicing radiologists and members in training.
McKesson worked with ACR to transfer the entire ACR Learning File
library from CDs into the Horizon Study Share repository.
“Given the dynamic nature of radiology and the need for
anytime/anywhere access to current information, offering the ACR
Learning File library online helps us to ensure this essential resource
is readily available, relevant and reliable,” said Lawrence Davis, MD,
FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Education Commission.
“We are extremely pleased and excited that physicians can now have
immediate access to these materials in any browser, on any platform,
anywhere in the world.”
ACR Learning File Online subscribers can view cases through the
Horizon Study Share case viewer, which provides a PACS-like experience
in the browser. Images are automatically resized to fit the viewing
window, and users may zoom in and pan around on images in real time.
In addition, Horizon Study Share, which also powers the well-known
MyPACS.net medical imaging reference website, offers a streamlined
interface for ACR contributors and editors, revolutionizing the content
publishing process. As an additional value-add, the search function for
the ACR Learning File Online will return results from the ACR archives
and notify the physician if additional case studies on the topic are
available on MyPACS.net.
“The ACR Learning File is a collaborative effort involving thousands
of members who now benefit from the ability to easily create, review,
edit, and share cases online,” said Joe Biegel, vice president of
product management, Horizon Medical Imaging, McKesson.
“Horizon Study Share is designed for organizations seeking a
plug-and-play teaching file solution with the most innovative features
available. McKesson is proud to support ACR as it expands the reach and
value of such a vital resource.”
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