Understanding Medical Scans



Understanding Medical Scans is an app designed to help patients learn what to expect during a medical scan and how scans can help with both diagnosis and treatment. With question-based navigation, images, and videos, this app makes medical imaging information easily available anywhere. It was designed to be understood by the layperson, can give patients basic information about what they are going to experience, and help them ask more informed questions of their technologists.


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App Features

The app explains 5 different types of imaging scans and describes the latest research in those modalities:

Understanding Medical Scans on an iPad


Videos explain how the different procedures work:


And easy navigation allows users to quickly find answers to questions:

iPad showing page of Understanding Medical Scans


Now also available in Spanish

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