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VisualDx is an interactive software system that allows clinicians to input specific information based on their examination of a patient. The system then searches its database of more than 10,000 images of 600 diseases and comes up with high-quality photos and descriptions of possible conditions that fit the information the doctor has input, enabling a rapid and more accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment. Because of its detailed information on anthrax, smallpox and other agents that might be intentionally released by terrorists, bioterrorism preparedness experts describe VisualDx as a valuable tool in the war on terrorism.
VisualDx was designed as a dual-purpose system, so in addition to its terrorism-related capabilities, it is used on a daily basis in hospitals, clinics and public-health settings to quickly and accurately identify visually diagnosable conditions such as infectious diseases, sexual transmitted diseases, skin conditions, oral lesions, drug eruptions, and the like, said Art Papier, MD, Logical Images chief scientific officer. Particularly in areas with limited access to dermatologists or infectious-disease specialists, VisualDx helps emergency physicians and primary care doctors by giving them visual as well as textual information so they can make an accurate diagnosis and start the right treatment quickly.
In addition to Delaware, VisualDx is now being used by the U.S. Army, major hospitals and public health clinics throughout New York City, Washington, D.C., and Mississippi, in regional resource centers throughout New York State, and many other emergency departments, hospitals, physician offices and clinics in the U.S. and worldwide.
Source: Logical Images