Review of Radiology Signs App for Android
App Name: Radiology Signs
App Developer: Androidmedics
App Developer Website: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Androidmedics
App Price: free
Apple App Store URL: NA
Google Play Store URL: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.androidmedics.radiologysigns
Tags: clinical reference, educational, free, radiology, flashcard, Android-only
Works Offline: Yes
FDA Approval: NA
Promotion Code: None
(1 star: lowest / 5 stars: highest)
Overall Rating (1–5): 4
Content (1–5): 3
Usability (1–5): 4
Pros: Comprehensive list of radiology signs. Can “bookmark” individual radiology signs of interest.
Cons: Sorted alphabetically only but not according to systems. Ad on top is distracting.
At A Glance: A great go-to app for checking radiology signs, with short text and link to relevant images by Google search.
There is a long list of common radiology signs involving various body systems from head to toe. Identifying the signs and recalling their clinical relevance are crucial to not only radiologists but also general practitioners with access to clinical images. This app provides a ready-to-use and convenient reference list for all healthcare workers equipped with Android mobile phones.
The purpose of this app is to provide explanation and image links to a comprehensive list of common radiology signs observed in routine examinations ranging from x-ray, CT, MRI, US to NMR.
The app is straight-forward and easy to use. The layout is simple enough, and the black background makes the eyes comfortable even after prolonged reading. Font size and color are adjustable to suit individual preferences. Though the app does not have a landscape mode, its design well accommodates navigation by single hand in portrait mode.
The app has clear explanation of the radiology signs and thus saves time from searching relevant information online. The page loading time is minimal, which allows direction to the exact explanatory text almost instantaneously.
Room for Improvement
There are four aspects to be improved. First, the text-to-speech “read out” function has a relatively robotic tone which is difficult to listen to. Second, the radiology signs are not sorted by system, e.g., cardiac, respiratory, etc. Third, the links to images are merely keyword searches with Google without validation of the accuracy of the images. Lastly, the advertisement placed at the top of the screen is sometimes quite distracting.