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To keep you updated on the go, we highlight a free medical app each month!

Librarian reviewers from Saskatchewan Health Authority and Alberta Health Services consider the audience and purpose of the apps, as well as highlighting additional features:

  • In the ‘Evidence’ section, we assess how easily the user can identify the app’s currency and support from the evidence
  • In the ‘Usability’ section, we assess the organization of information and other usability factors that may contribute to user experience

Our complete grading criteria is embedded in the review.

Note: Reviewers are not healthcare professionals and don't appraise the quality of any recommendations within the app. Reviews are not meant as endorsements.



Catherine Young (CY) and Rachel Zhao (RZ)

Version reviewed Version 1.0
Device & OS used

iPad 2 iOS version 9.3.5 (CY) and Android version 1.0 (RZ)

Date of review

Date of review: May 23 & 24, 2019


Image Source: pedsMRI, Apple App Store. ​Retrieved on May 30, 2019 from

App developer

Company Name: The Hospital for Sick Children.; Body and MSK protocols - Govind Chavhab; Neuro protocols - Professor Manohar Shroff; Cardiac protocols - Professor Shi-Joon Yoo



555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1X8



iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

Requires iOS 7.1 or later

Last updated (as itunes App Store listing): November 13, 2014

Android device compatibility not specified

Requires 2.2 and up

Last updated (as per Google Play listing) December 1, 2014

Country of origin Canada
Size iOS 15.9 MB, 2.3 MB (Android)

Specialties / Disciplines

Physicians and residents

“The intended users that are involved in performing MRI tests in children include pediatric radiologists, general radiologists, MRI technologists, radiology fellows and residents.”

Comments N/A
Stated purpose

“The purpose of the application is to provide list of MRI protocols that include various sequences and methods of MRI examination for evaluation of various disease conditions. The application is not intended for diagnosis or treatment of any condition.”



Part 1: Editorial committee, content updates, and evidence grading

Author information is provided in the ‘About’ section, but not in each protocol. Govind Chavhan is the author for the Body and MSK protocols, Professor Manohar Shroff is the author for the Neuro protocols, and Professor Shi-Joon Yoo is the author for the Cardiac protocols.

There is no information found within the App relating to content updates or evidence grading information

Part 2: Source and authorship information for 3 entries

There is no source or citation information provided within the protocols, which the reviewers identified as a weakness of this App.

Organization of information
  • Top menu bar includes: Gadolinium, Sequence Trade Names, About, Terms of Use
  • Search feature
  • Browse-able list of 74 protocols
  • Search feature
  • Browse-able list of all protocols


Internet connection required for use: No; Text search field: Yes; Browsable content by subject: No; Advertisements: No; Pop-up advertisements: No; In-app purchases: No


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