Rads Consult: Radiology Guide 17+

A radiologist in your pocket


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Rads Consult gives clinicians fast, practical, evidence-based, and cost-effective radiology decision support with the goal of reducing medical waste and patient harm.

* Search over 2,000 indications for the appropriate imaging workup.
* Each searchable diagnosis or symptom has a different imaging progression or recommendation based on the unique clinical scenario. For example, Rads Consult details multiple imaging progressions for the diagnosis of Headache based on patient age, presentation, and other clinical factors.
* All recommendations take into account the cost of imaging. Imaging guidance starts with the cheapest/best exam first and then progresses to a more definitive/more expensive exam next. If no imaging is warranted, Rads Consult plainly states that imaging is not necessary or that imaging is inferior to Arthrocentesis, Endoscopy, Biopsy, etc.
* All recommendations take into account the practicality of imaging. Nuclear Medicine exams such as PET-CT may not be available at your institution or a patient may not be able to receive IV Contrast, so next-best-option exams are recommended.
* Comprehensive encyclopedia of radiology exams. Every type of CT, MRI, Ultrasound, etc. is listed with common indications and comes with practical considerations so that you can confidently order a Multiphase CT and/or CTA without running the risk of exposing your patient to unnecessary radiation and cost only to find out later that the exam is non-diagnostic.
* Comprehensive encyclopedia of radiology procedures/interventions. Every interventional radiology procedure is listed with common indications and recommended anticoagulation parameters to safely perform the procedure. For example, Rads Consult will advise you on what minimum labs should be drawn prior to a TIPS procedure, what the INR and PTT have to be to safely perform the procedure, when to withhold Aspirin, Plavix, Coumadin, etc. and when to restart anticoagulation medication.
* Most Common Radiology Q&A section with practical recommendations on when IV and/or Oral Contrast is needed, how to image pregnant or breastfeeding patients, how to manage contrast reactions, how to image patients with renal insufficiency, minimum recommended IV access requirements to administer contrast for CT/CTA and MRI/MRA imaging, how to tell if a line or tube is appropriately positioned, etc.

* Rads Consult recommendations are in line with current American College of Radiology (ACR) and other Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) guidelines where applicable.
* Hundreds of practical radiology pearls (from currently practicing radiologists) which are commonly applied in real-world medicine, but cannot be found in textbooks or online.
* Exam coverage pictures of every CT and MRI so that you can confidently order an MRI Ankle vs MRI Foot for example and trust that the suspected pathology/area of interest will be adequately evaluated and covered.
* Comprehensive X-Ray imaging guide to help you decide between 1 view vs 6 views of the shoulder for example. Detailed explanation of the value of each view and recommended combination of views for common indications such as Hip Pain and Low Back Pain.
* If the Rads Consult app does not answer your radiology question, you can message one of our subspecialized radiologists and he or she will do their best to clarify an existing explanation in the app and/or answer your new question which is then added to the continually expanding Q&A section.

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Cali rad ,

The newest must have tool in the radiology armamentarium

Designed for use by busy practicing radiologists and clinicians. Concise and organized for use in multiple ways including by imaging subspecialty, modality type, and by clinical indication. This app lists the best 1-3 imaging modalities to tackle the clinical question and helps to reduce unnecessary studies. It incorporates the use of multiple resources such as ACR appropriateness criteria into an efficient platform obviating the need to sift through cumbersome tables. If time is of the essence, this app will suit your needs. By placing multiple resources at your fingertips one can quickly determine which imaging modality is best suited for evaluating the clinical question. This platform is also a valuable teaching tool for residents in training, medical students, and can also be utilized by radiology scheduling staff and technologists. Concise pearls after the imaging modality recommendation are listed for each diagnosis serving as a valuable refresher and resource. Do not hesitate to check it out! :)

Leroy Chan ,

Indeed a radiologist in your pocket!

Just downloaded the App. I’m using it quite a bit and seems like it’s worth every penny. I don’t have to call radiology dept anymore with questions. App is super helpful. For instance, today I saw a patient with pulsatile tinnitus and wasn’t sure what imaging to order - App had the answer. Plus I just use my CME stipend money to pay for the subscription! It’s probably one of the most useful Apps along with Epocrates and UpToDate.

Shalya97 ,

Can’t even find this info on Google

This app is a Godsend. I’m an ER NP and the lack of formal radiology training we get is shameful. I also don’t have time to read through 50 pages of ACR criteria for a good imaging recommendation. This is straightforward and practical. Not too much and not too little info. Just the right amount of guidance to help me during my busy ER shift. Best of all, I used my CME money on it!

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