Elsevier debuts Amirsys upgrades at RSNA 2014

Medical and scientific journal publisher Elsevier unveiled enhancements to two Amirsys systems, STATdx and RADPrimer, at RSNA 2014.

The new STATdx 6, a diagnostic decision support system, has a new look and feel. The platform upgrades will allow STATdx to serve new media types in the future, such as image stacks and annotated video content, Elsevier said. Radiologists using the new STATdx 6 can search across 200,000 high-quality images for reference and decision collaboration with physicians.

RADPrimer, a radiology curriculum tool, allows faculty to assign reading materials and tests across the entire curriculum and has a new Pre-Call Readiness exam, making it a virtual teaching assistant. RADPrimer's assessment engine also allows residents to take practice quizzes across multiple disciplines and difficulty levels. All 7,000 questions have been updated and categorized as case-based or multiple-choice, Elsevier said.

In other Elsevier news, Dr. Paula Woodward, who leads the Elsevier RADPrimer author team, will receive this year's RSNA Outstanding Educator award. In honor of her accomplishment and contributions to RADPrimer, Elsevier will host the RADPrimer Resident Competition in its booth. Winners will be awarded the Elsevier Future Thought Leader award.

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