Dr Martin's Blog

Friday, March 16, 2012

iPad 3 puts radiologists in the picture

by Sam Docherty, Errington Associates’ IT Manager


Ever been seemingly out of reach on holiday or at a seminar in some far-flung exotic place (that IT managers never get invited to!), when someone really needs a report clarification or second read in an emergency? Well, help is now at hand!


With the launch of the iPad 3, Apple has provided a very reliable option for the ultimate in portable viewing and reporting. Because, arguably the biggest upgrade to the new iPad is its screen resolution.


As predicted by many, the third-generation iPad features a Retina Display that offers double the resolution and four times as many pixels as the iPad 2. Worldwide marketing vice-president Phil Schiller contends that the iPad 3, delivers enough pixel density that you can't pick out the pixels with the naked eye.


Some hospitals have already adopted the iPad to help doctors keep medical information and patient records on hand, rather than using a clipboard. But now, with a million more pixels than an HDTV, Apple claim “everything looks and feels incredibly lifelike and perfectly detailed” - making reviewing x-rays, ultrasounds and scans a real possibility.


I would be really interested to hear if any of you ‘early adopters’ have feedback on how it works in the real world.


In the meantime, click here for 20 must-have Apps all radiologists should have on their iPads.


Posted by Martin Errington on 03/16 at 09:28 AM