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Friday, January 09, 2009

MEDTING clinical web portal

A Facebook friend recently reminded me about MEDTING a web portal for the presentation and discussion of clinical cases using images, and videos.

It is a no cost service where any internet user can search and review medical images, videos and clinical cases, although only registered users can upload cases. Content is tagged with SNOMED CT to make images, videos, ECG traces etc easier to find and structured so that case progression can be followed. Registered users can also vote and comment on the cases which are presented.

I found the interface a little clumsy in some areas, and although I clicked on the Union Jack for English Language some of the case study descriptions appear to be only available in Spanish, however the quality of the images and materials are generally good and in high resolution even with my limited monitor and eyesight.

I feel this is a useful free resource for use by medical students and practitioners as part of their education and professional development, and I hope further case study uploads and interface improvements will make it even better.

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