Radiology Toolbox Pro update available on the App Store

A new update for our app, Radiology Toolbox Pro is now available on the Apple iTunes App Store.

The new version is optimized for iOS 5.1 and the Retina display on the new iPad.

Three new tools are added, including the classification of aortic stent graft endoleak types and a chart listing the various dementias on brain FDG PET scans.

Many of the current users of the app have requested the lung segment anatomy.  Eight diagrams are now included in this new free update for existing users.

We are very gratified by the number of suggestions submitted, and more tools are in the works.

The New iPad – Time for App Developers to Upgrade Their Graphics

With the announcement of Apple’s new iPad with the higher resolution Retinal display, it means that iOS developers will have to update the graphics for any apps that run on the new device.

Apple’s new iOS Human Interface Guidelines require a minimum of 10 icon sizes (more if your app needs document icons)! Its time for all app developers to re-size and redraw.

In descending pixel order, the app icons for iPhone and iPad apps are:

  • 1024 x 1024 – Hi-Res app icon for the App Store
  • 512 x 512     – Standard app icon for the App Store
  • 144 x 144     – App icon for New iPad
  • 114 x 114     – App icon for Hi-Res iPhone and iPod Touch
  • 100 x 100     –  Hi-Res iPad Spotlight search results
  • 72 x 72         – Standard app icon for the iPad
  • 58 x 58         – Settings and Spotlight search results for Hi-Res iPhone and iPod Touch, and Settings for the new iPad
  • 57 x 57         –  App icon for standard iPhone and iPod Touch
  • 50 x 50         –  Standard iPad Spotlight search results
  • 29 x 29         –  Settings and Spotlight search results for standard iPhone and iPod Touch, and Settings for the iPad

There are now six sizes for the launch images as well:

  • 2048 x 1496 – Landscape for the Hi-Res iPad
  • 1536 x 2008 – Portrait for the Hi-Res iPad
  • 1024 x 748   – Landscape for the standard iPad
  • 768 x 1004   – Portrait for the standard iPad
  • 640 x 960     – Hi-Res iPhone and iPod Touch
  • 320 x 480     – Standard iPhone and iPod Touch

For the optimum appearance, all the existing graphics used by an app will also need to be upgraded as well.

Photoshop will be very busy.

Radiology Toolbox breaks 30,000 downloads!

We are very excited to announce that the Lite version of Radiology Toolbox has now been downloaded over 30,000 times from the Apple iTunes App Store worldwide. The app has been downloaded in over 85 countries, and hundreds of suggestions have been set in by users of the app.

The Pro version is available for download for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch at the App Store.

The reinventing of text books for the iPad

Another interesting article by Mike Miliard in HealthcareITNews about the iPad in medical education.

… new Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that, “80 percent of the top hospitals in the U.S. are now testing or piloting the iPad.”

The article goes on to discuss new forms of digital textbooks being pioneered by companies, Inkling and Kno.

It will be fascination to see how these new learning tools develop.

Radiology Toolbox Pro submitted to the App Store

Softcode Systems’ new app for the iPad and iPhone – Radiology Toolbox Pro, was submitted today to the Apple iTunes App Store for review.

This app expands on our first release, soon to be renamed as Radiology Toolbox Lite,  The introductory version has been downloaded more than 24,000 times by members of the medical community in over 85 countries.

Many of the new tools in this version were suggested by the users of the introductory version.  New tools are currently in development for future upgrades.

iPad EMR Apps

The Software Advice blog has a nice overview to using Electronic Medical records on the iPad, iPad EMR Apps – A Guide to Electronic Medical Records.  It lists the top 10 EMR vendors, discusses how the iPad is being used with web based EMR, and native iPad solutions.  It sounds like native iPad EMR is not yet ready for prime time, I firmly believe that tablet interfaces with EMR will be as much a part of future medical practice as the stethoscope.