The Institute of Urgent Care Medicine and Teleradiology Specialists have partnered to produce the first comprehensive online database of urgent care X-ray images. The system is designed to provide a convenient reference for point-of-care X-ray comparison and directory of images of pathology frequently encountered in the urgent care setting.
“To date, there has not been a reference for urgent care X-rays,” said Lee A. Resnick, MD, founder of the Institute of Urgent Care Medicine, who designed and peer-reviewed the curriculum. “With the online format and software interface of the X-ray database, the clinician can quickly search and compare right at the point of care.”
The searchable database contains 300 images selected to cover the core content of images in the urgent care practice setting. Each image includes a description of the pathology present, as well as notes to aid physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in understanding the clinical decision-making implications. David Cohen, MD, founder and CMO of Teleradiology Specialists peer reviewed and labeled the images.
“Great effort was made to compile an urgent care specific core curriculum that served as the framework and guide for the content development,” Resnick said. “This approach ensures greater urgent care relevance and focus.”
To access the database, providers must register for the Core Content in Urgent Care Medicine Online CME program. Access is also provided as a benefit to clients of Teleradiology Specialists.