The iPod is not just for music any more. Radiologists from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and their colleagues at other institutions from as far away as Europe and Australia are now using iPod devices to store medical images.
“This is what we call using off the shelf, consumer market technology,” says Osman Ratib, M.D., Ph.D., professor and vice-chairman of radiologic services at UCLA. “Technology coming from the consumer market is changing the way we do things in the radiology department.”
Dr. Ratib and Antoine Rosset, M.D., a radiologist in Geneva, Switzerland, recently developed OsiriX, Macintosh-based software for display and manipulation of complex medical image data.