By Cynthia E. Keen, AuntMinnie.com staff writer
November 11, 2011
Tuesday, November 29 | 9:00 a.m.-9:10 a.m. | MSVR31-03 | Room N228This presentation will describe the basics of how to create a radiology department website for users of smartphones or mobile tablets.
Dr. Colin McCarthy, a radiology resident at St. Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin, will compare the operating systems of Apple's iPhone and iPad and Google's Android with respect to how they work, and explain how to create applications for them. He will also discuss the capture of diagnostic images, the challenge of managing and controlling stored content, and security issues, including encryption and the use of virtual private networks.
McCarthy and colleagues should know. They've been developing a website this year and are conducting focus group reactions to fine-tune it. The website primarily provides information about exams and pre-exam preparations, including frequently asked questions such as whether caffeinated beverages are OK prior to a cardiac CT scan.
The mobile website is being formally launched during the RSNA meeting. It will include hidden code from Google Analytics that will enable the department to track visitor locations.