Lisa Adriani, MLS
Research and Instruction Librarian
Edward and Barbara Netter Library
MedOne Radiology is an online resource from Thieme featuring radiology content with ebooks, cases, images, videos, and study questions on one platform. MedOne Radiology is a part of Thieme’s MedOne product line. Over 186 current books are included with over 200 former editions available. There are over 154,000 images from the texts offered with just under 800 video clips. Over 3,900 patient cases are included. Six journal titles are available as well as a Q&A Bank with over 2,000 questions.
MedOne Radiology aims to provide radiology residents, third- and fourth-year medical students, and practicing clinicians with practical content to stay on top of new technology and advancements in the field. The notable items in this resource are the books, board exams, and core texts. MedOne Radiology is updated on an ongoing basis. When new items are available, they are added to the platform.
Features & Functionality
While each book and journal can be searched independently, the most prominent feature on the platform is a search bar in the top center, which allows for convenient and easy searching across all of the content including the images, videos, and cases at one time. The search results additionally include results from PubMed, which provides some visibility with primary literature. Another element is the clickable tabs on the left-hand side. The tabs include ebooks, radiology cases, journals, and media.
The books can be sorted by publication date or alphabetical order. Subject areas include CT, MRI, interventional radiology, ultrasound, pediatric radiology, and musculoskeletal radiology. The pages are interactive with the table of contents in the sidebar, which makes navigating to different sections easy. PDFs and full text are available for each book chapter. The text size can also be adjusted. Items can be “favorited” and pinned to the start page for ease of access. Customizations such as the ability to add notes and highlight text is available when signed in. Ebook titles contain core radiology titles including Diagnostic Imaging of the Chest, Wormann (Thieme Medical Publishers, 2020), Practical MR Mammography: High-Resolution MRI of the Breast, 2nd edition, Fischer (Thieme Medical Publishers, 2012), and Pocketbook of Clinical IR: A Concise Guide to Interventional Radiology, Warhadpande (Thieme Medical Publishers, 2019).
The image and video collections are searchable and all images are available in high resolution. There is an option to export the images to PowerPoint with citations, which makes it easy to be used for teaching and educational activities. The images and videos can be embedded into course materials or learning management systems and easily shared with a permalink.
The cases are listed by clinical specialty and each area has between 300 and 400 cases, which will be valuable to radiology residents. Each case has a systematic presentation that starts with clinical presentations followed by image findings, differential diagnosis, essential facts, other image findings, and pearls and pitfalls. The cases link to other related cases. Permalinks are available, which makes them easy to share.
There are six journal titles that are easy to browse or search. The titles included are Journal of Clinical Interventional Radiology, Journal of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology, Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Seminars in Interventional Radiology, Digestive Disease Interventions, and Ultrasound International Open. Each opens to the latest issue and includes archives of older issues. PDFs of articles are available and all journals are searchable individually.
The Q&A Bank is an interactive section that includes over 2,000 questions to benefit radiology residents preparing for the American Board of Radiology Exam. It has timed 60-minute practice exams and untimed review sessions that provide immediate answers. There are 14 subject areas such as breast imaging, ultrasound, cardiac imaging, and gastrointestinal imaging. Each topic includes 40 questions.
The Playlist feature allows for tagging books, images, or chapters. It essentially is a custom “reading list.” Items can be added by clicking on a yellow star or button on the item users would like to tag. The playlists can be private or shared within an institution with a link. The links can be added to Blackboard and used in the curriculum. It also is customizable in that a logo and other items such as slides can be added.
MedOne Radiology also has an app available called MedOne App. It can be used with Android or Apple phones or tablets.
MedOne Radiology is one of a few Thieme MedOne products, but they are individually licensed on a subscription. Licenses are available for libraries or departments. There is a tiered platform pricing model that varies depending on institution type. Individual subscriptions are available but are being discontinued soon. Usage statistics are available for content type, number of hits in ebooks, chapters, and the Q&A Bank monthly. MARC records are available and are easy to catalog in a discovery service.
Web-based access with institutional access is authenticated by IP range and will work with EzProxy, Open Athens, and VPN. For remote access, the MedOne app, and some web features, users will need to create a username and password. Initially, the username and password will have to be created on campus or within IP range. After it is created, the user can access the resource outside of the institutional network. Users will have to authenticate once every 12 months. Additionally, a username and password allow for customization of features, and items can be saved to “My homepage” and “Institutional favorites.”
MedOne Radiology should be considered by libraries looking to advance their radiology collection. The ebooks are highly reputable and the images and videos are exceptionally regarded. The functionality and features allow for easy and quick searching, curriculum integration, and favorable customizations such as sharing of playlists, annotating, highlighting, and tagging of texts. The large number of cases, core radiology texts, and board review make it desirable for a resident’s study. It also allows clinicians and practicing radiologists to stay on top of new technology and advancements in the field. It is most suitable for academic libraries with medical schools and hospital libraries with radiology residency programs and practicing clinicians.