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drawMD: Female Pelvic Surgery
Submitted by Uroturo on Wed, 2012-03-07 23:19
Similar to drawMD: Urology, this addition is also a robust application by which urology residents, fellows, and urologists can use images and free-hand drawing to educate their patients about urologic diseases and procedures. The app allows the physician to use several backdrops associated with female pelvic surgery including pelvic organ prolapse, occult stress incontinence, midurethral slings (sagittal and oblique), uterine prolapse, vaginal prolapse, and anterior and posterior wall prolapse. Physicians also have the option to use a blank backdrop or even import an image from ones photo library and use that as the backdrop for drawing. Next, the physician has the option to draw freehand on the backdrop image, write text, or add different elements to an image (i.e. sacrocolpopexy, hysterectomy, vaginal mesh, slings, bladder prolapse, etc (there are many different options here)). Additionally, each image can be manipulated using multitouch technology as well as with controls that appear on the screen by just touching the object. The images can then be saved for use later or can be emailed to patients or colleagues. One of the best features is that the image can be converted to a pdf version for easy printing or printed wirelessly.
Sexiness of Interface/Ease of Use:
Similar to other drawMD apps, this app also has an excellent user interface. It is quite intuitive and after working with it for a bit, is easy to use. Since there are so many options, it may take some time to become proficient at manipulating objects on the screen, but once able, the app is very easy to work with.
Similarly to the drawMD: Urology edition, this app also gets a high score for information quality because there are just so many options for the physician in terms of different elements (diseases and procedures) that can be added to each backdrop. This allows for pretty much any female pelvic disease/procedure (related to female urology) to be easily explained to the patient. Additionally, the images are simple to follow, allowing for patients to more easily follow and interpret exactly what the physician teaches them.
Excellent app that allows physicians to better educate their patients about female pelvic diseases and surgeries via easily manipulated images and urologic elements. With the added feature of allowing wireless printing of images as well as the ability to email images in pdf format, this app in my opinion is a must-have for those that perform many procedures related to female pelvic anatomy.