App Reviews

Smartphones and tablets are playing an evergrowing role not only in our personal, but also in our professional lives.  Developers are bringing new medical apps into the marketplace on a nearly daily bases.  This section of UrologyMatch.com will help you keep track of Urology-related apps.

• The Urology App Review Corner has been compiled and will be managed by Matthew Sterling, MD.  Matt received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  He recently started his residency in Urology at the University of Pennsylvania.

• Click on each column's header to re-sort the list of apps.  Don't see an app you think should be included? Email us at collectingsystem @ urologymatch .com

Submitted on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 19:22
TNM Urology is an easy to use application that is exactly as its name describes. It provides the TNM staging system provided by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) for most urologic cancers including cancers of the penis, prostate, testis, kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, urethra, adrenal gland. By selecting different T, N, or M components of the staging system, the app provides what each of these letters mean for each cancer and then based on the TNM set chosen produces the stage of the cancer.
Platforms
Overall Rating
4

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Price
$4.99
Submitted on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 19:15
Urology is a simple application with an uncertain audience that has three major sections. The first section is medications and entails a list of common and uncommon medications and their uses in the field of urology. The second section is a list of animations for urologic procedures, physiology, anatomy, and major operations. Finally, the third section is a list of videos with associated youtube.com ® links for a seemingly random compilation of urologic surgeries.
Platforms
Overall Rating
3

Average: 3 (1 vote)

Price
$2.99
Submitted on Sun, 02/02/2014 - 21:18
Urology Times is an application highlighting the popular urologist newspaper Urology Times. As stated on the website it “provides news analysis of key advances in surgical and non-surgical techniques, treatments, and practice management. It has been the #1 read publication for >20 years, reaching the full universe of physician-specialists treating urologic disorders.” The point of this review is not to review the newspaper or its contents, but the application itself.
Platforms
Overall Rating
4

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Price
Free
Submitted on Wed, 12/26/2012 - 21:13
This application is similar to the iURO kidney app and includes short and absolutely beautiful animations to describe several different diseases and procedures for urologic cancers. Diseases covered include prostate, renal, bladder, and testis cancer. Procedures covered include lap radical/partial nephrectomy, radical orchiectomy, radical prostatectomy, TURBT, RPLND, external beam radiation, and open cystectomy. Additionally, the app includes a general video on the epidemiology of the most common urologic cancers. Finally, there is a section where the user can draw directly on animated images of the urinary and reproductive tracts, with the option of emailing the drawing to others.
Platforms
Overall Rating
4

Average: 4 (1 vote)

Price
$5.99
Submitted on Sun, 12/23/2012 - 18:35
This is a simple application geared towards urology residents and 4th year medical students interested in urology looking for flashcards on a plethora of urologic topics. There are over 1500 different flashcards that cover the entire scope of urology. The cards consist of questions covering pathology, pathophysiology, management, treatment, and pharmacology related to urologic diseases. All information is provided in text format with the option to ‘reveal’ or ‘hide’ the answers to the questions as well as the ability to ‘star’ questions for easy access later.
Platforms
iPhone
Overall Rating
3

Average: 3 (1 vote)

Price
Free