Elsevier's New 'Imaging Consult' Features In-Depth, Authoritative Information for Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging and Procedures in a Single Online Resource

Healthcare organizations can improve imaging workflow and maximize their technology investment

Philadelphia, PA - November 25, 2008 - Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today released Imaging Consult, an online imaging resource that helps physicians make quicker, more accurate diagnostic decisions and improve interventional skills. By providing easy access to high-quality images and referential content, Imaging Consult helps radiologists and other physicians confirm diagnoses and solve difficult cases in less time.

Healthcare organizations can improve imaging workflow and maximize their technology investment with Imaging Consult. Radiology departments can reduce case interpretation time and as a result communicate findings to colleagues faster. Hospitals can leverage the PACS and reporting system investments through integration with Imaging Consult diagnostic and reference information. Institutions that subscribe to MD Consult will also see enhanced search results with the Imaging Consult integration.

“Elsevier’s Imaging Consult provides physicians with a single online resource where they can easily access a wide range of images, drawings, and thorough, trustworthy discussion, for everything from common procedures to complex interventional techniques,” said Jonathan Teich, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Informatics officer at Elsevier. “The result is speedier, more accurate diagnoses, which translate into improved throughput and higher quality care for patients.”

Physicians using Imaging Consult can quickly find answers to difficult questions related to thousands of diagnostic and procedural topics in imaging specialty areas such as Brain and Spine, Breast, Cardiac, Chest, Gastrointestinal, Head and Neck, Interventional, Musculoskeletal, Obstetric and Gynecologic and Pediatrics. Each topic conveniently includes information in both rapid reference and in-depth formats. Images can also be downloaded for educational and other non-commercial uses.

Imaging Consult provides thousands of high-quality images and anatomic drawings that help radiologists identify typical, variant, and differential-diagnosis findings. The extensive reference material included with each topic contains detailed explanation of how the image findings correlate with anatomic and pathological changes

In addition to diagnostic information, Imaging Consult is the only product of its kind to include the latest procedures and techniques in image-guided interventions. Physicians can improve patient outcomes by formulating the best diagnostic and treatment strategies using the online resource’s step-by-step instructions for each procedure.

“Imaging Consult provides physicians with quick answers to urgent diagnostic questions and helps them to stay current on the latest interpretive knowledge,” said Teich. “It helps radiologists continually sharpen their clinical skills, making them better able to care for patients and communicate with referring physicians.”

Written and edited by recognized US and international experts, Imaging Consult helps physicians reach the correct diagnosis with the utmost confidence. Normal variant images from the latest edition of Keats’ Normal Roentgen Variants that May Simulate Disease are included alongside pathologic images, and differential diagnosis options can be easily compared with one another to identify detailed diagnostic features. The large collection of images and the detailed text discussion help radiologists differentiate pathologic possibilities from each other and from normal variants -- to make the right diagnosis the first time.

Radiologists and physicians attending the Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA) Conference in Chicago, IL November 30-December 4 can see a live demo and sign up for a free trial of Imaging Consult at Elsevier’s Booth #2613.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com

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