March 2015

We've been very busy over the last couple months, bring dramatic improvements across the board to our suite of clinical decision support apps. Most of our apps have been rewritten entirely from the ground up over the last several months, to take advantage of the latest iOS technologies and lessons we've learned over the last several years. Some of our goals in this comprehensive round of updates include:

  • iPad support
  • iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 support
  • Universal binaries containing iPad and iPhone versions
  • Custom user interfaces designed to take fullest advantage of iPad's screen real estate
  • More refined user interface and user experience
  • More efficient use of app resources, resulting in smaller app sizes
  • Unified design language and theming

The new 5.0 release of our Thoracic Differential Diagnoses app introduces a beautiful new interface for users on iPads, re-organized differential diagnosis lists, and over 10 new differential diagnosis lists. The image modules have also been updated so that lists can now display multiple sample images of an image finding - not just one! This release also introduces a "random" feature, helpful for a quick 30-second quiz whenever your fancy strikes.  

The new 3.0 release of our Incidental Findings app introduces a clean, elegant - entirely redesigned - interface and a dramatic engine which builds a question list on the fly, arriving at a guidance statement in the fewest number of questions possible. The app also introduces several new sets of guidelines for incidental thyroid nodules, lymph nodes, splenic masses, and adnexal cysts.

The new 2.1 release of our Lung Screening app introduces a new question engine that helps users reach a Lung-RADS classification effortlessly and unambiguously. The lung nodule malignancy probability calculator built into this version also helps users quantify lung nodule risk.

April 2014

It's been nice to get many of our planned iOS 7 app updates out the door in the last few weeks, and this is as good a time as any to look back at what we've done over the last 2 years. I often keep notes when I'm in the middle of a coding project, and sometimes small but fun details catch your eye. Here's one I'd like to share - namely the locations where many of these apps were written - sort of brings back fun recollections and memories:

Cardiac Planes v1.0: Primarily written in a Starbucks in the Presidio (with small portions written at Apple Headquarters in Cupertino!)

Chest Radiology Differential Diagnoses v3.0: Aboard the Amtrak Southwest Chief en route between Los Angeles and Chicago.

Chest CT Toolkit v1.0: Somewhere on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

Thoracic Lymph Node Map for iPhone: Panera Bread in Seven Hills, Ohio.

Spring 2014

Daylight saving time has arrived, and just like the clocks here in the United States, RADIOLOGiQ has also sprung ahead. We've just delivered iOS 7 native versions of Lung Nodule Followup Guidelines, GFR Calculator, and Thoracic Lymph Node Map to the App Store, and they'll be showing up in your App Store update queue really soon. We've taken special care to make sure that our new iOS 7-specific tweaks don't disrupt the experience of users who haven't made the leap to Apple's newest iPhone software yet. 

Ahmed and I are also looking forward to traveling to San Antonio very soon. We'll both be attending this year's Society of Thoracic Radiology meeting and are looking forward to reconnecting with friends and colleagues from all over. We'll also be hanging out in the exhibit area with many other companies... hope you'll drop by and say "Hi!" They'll also be a fun contest we'll be running - with a real cool prize, too!

July 2013 Update

We've been pretty busy with our day jobs throughout spring, but picked up a much needed boost of app development energy after attending WWDC 2013 last month! 

RADIOLOGiQ is pleased to announce the release of Thoracic Radiology Differential Diagnosis 2.0. This new version boasts support for the iPhone 5's longer screen, in addition to a reworked user interface that will help make navigation a little easier - and blend well into iOS 7's new look and feel.

We are putting the finishing touches on Lung Nodule Surveillance 3.0 - a major update which integrates the Fleischner Society's new guidelines for subsolid lung nodule management. The user interface has also been dramatically redesigned to not only communicate follow-up guidelines, but also to illustrate the temporal distribution of follow-up imaging. We expect to submit version 3.0 for App Store review this week.

Our next project will be a complete rewrite of the Thoracic Lymph Node Map for iPhone and iPad. We've received many great suggestions for this app which we're looking forward to putting into your hands.

We've been busy!

It's been an eventful January and the RADIOLOGiQ team has lots to share with you! For starters, we'd like to welcome you to our new website. Ahmed and I had been putting off the redesign of this site for several months, but finally decided just before the holidays that a new website would make for a nice resolution for the new year, and we're happy to check this off of our list.

There's also been lots of action on the app front. First of all, we're happy to announce the release of a new app: Cardiac Planes: Step-by-Step. This app guides users through the complex process of creating the appropriate imaging planes necessary when evaluating the heart and aorta on CT imaging. The entire app was written at the Starbucks in the Presidio back in December. If you patronize this location frequently, there's a good chance you may have seen me!

In addition to releasing a new app, we've also begun pushing out updates to many of our existing apps to take advantage of the iPhone 5's taller screen. So far, the following apps have been updated:

We'll be pushing out updates to Thoracic Radiology Differential Diagnosis Lists and Thoracic Lymph Node Map for iPhone soon, though these will take a little longer since the changes won't just be cosmetic.

And lastly, those of you who've used our apps for a while will notice that we've begun formally transitioning our identity from Pawlitburo to RADIOLOGiQ, in order to better reflect our mission and where we hope to go. As we embark on this rebranding, we've created two YouTube shorts that we invite you to check out.