Librarian reviewers from Saskatchewan Health Authority and Alberta Health Services consider the audience and purpose of the apps, as well as highlighting additional features:
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.
Image Source: pedsMRI, Apple App Store. Retrieved on May 30, 2019 from https://itunes.apple.com/eg/app/pedsmri/id934527233?mt=8
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
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.”
“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||
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