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 Sat, 02/04/2012 - 20:05
This application displays information across various urologic topics in index card format. Users read a question from a random urologic topic and then can reveal the answer by pressing the ‘flip’ button. Users have the option to remove a card from the set or add a card to a favorites list. The option also exists to search through cards via keywords.
Submitted on Sat, 02/04/2012 - 19:55
This is a simple application geared towards urology patients who have had or are experiencing symptoms of kidney stones. It provides basic information on kidney stone disease, including the following sections: types of stones, anatomy, symptoms, complications, labs, diagnostic studies, surgery, and risks/preventions. All information is provided in text format with few pictures scattered within.
Submitted on Wed, 02/01/2012 - 02:13
This is a robust application by which urology residents and urologists can use images and free-hand drawing to educate their patients about urologic diseases and procedures. The app allows the physician to use a backdrop of basic anatomical areas (i.e male/female urogenital tract, male/female pelvis, prostate and male urethra, etc.), a blank backdrop, or even the option to import an image from ones photo library and use that as the backdrop for drawing. Next, the physician has the option to draw freehand on the backdrop image, write text, or add different elements to an image (i.e. kidney stone, tumor, stent, resectoscope, foley catheter, bladder tumor, etc. (there really are a ton of options here)). Additionally, each image can be manipulated using multitouch technology as well as with controls that appear on the screen by just touching the object. The images can then be saved for use later or can be emailed to patients or colleagues. One of the best features is that the image can either be converted to a pdf version for easy printing or printed wirelessly.