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    30 April 2007

    Free online software for calculating bone age

    I came across this on Sumer Sethi's famous Radiology blog.

    I'm not sure if it's easier than flipping through the Greulich and Pyle Atlas, and I've never used the Tanner Whitehouse method. Nor do I know if this method has been validated (I've tried to look in PubMed). But it looks like it might be interesting for people who like this sort of thing.

    More bone age software, for Mac only, and integrated with Osirix:

    Medslist: Store a list of your medications online

    This is not really to do with radiology but I'm sure a lot of people would find it useful.

    A third year medical student has developed a website where you can list your medications, store them online, and even print out a pdf.

    The author also has a rather attractive website:

    3 April 2007

    Workstation ergonomics and PACS reading room design

    One of the risks of PACS is work-related injuries as a result of using workstations for prolonged periods.

    This article was posted on Lifehack. It's an online video tutorial on workstation ergonomics, with a self assessment checklist. Highly recommeded for anyone who spends time with computers (of whom radiologists are only a tiny minority)

    Here are some articles about PACS reading room ergonomics and design:

    Harisinghani MG, et al Importance and effects of altered workplace ergonomics in modern radiology suites. Radiographics. 2004 Mar-Apr;24(2):615-27.

    Prabhu SP, et al. Ergonomics of digital imaging. Br J Radiol. 2005 Jul;78(931):582-6.

    Here's more:
    A powerpoint presentation of Dr Eliot Siegel's resentation at the UK Radiological Congress 2006, a presentation from GE, and a video by Dr Siegel: Digital eye for the analog guy.