Elsevier Launches Innovative Online Radiology Board Review Product

By Elsevier, PRNE
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New Case Reviews Online Series Mimics Format of Board Exams and Offers Interactive Self-Assessment Environment for Radiology Professionals

PHILADELPHIA, December 1, 2010 - Elsevier (www.elsevier.com/), the leading publisher of scientific,
technical and medical information products and services, today announced the
availability of Case Reviews Online, an online edition of Case Reviews print
series offering radiology professionals self-assessment preparation for board

The Case Reviews Online offers radiologists an online solution for their
clinical and board preparation needs. Detailed cases, including 4-10 images
and multiple choice Q&A organized according to each radiologic subspecialty,
include a presentation of the key diagnoses of a particular subspecialty,
multiple choice questions and answers, high quality multi-modal images
demonstrating the entirety of a particular patient case, and links to other
cases and through the differential diagnosis.

"With boards transitioning from an oral format to largely
computerized/online format, radiologists need a resource that mimics the
format of official exams as well as the everyday clinical experience," said
David M. Yousem, MD, MBA, Professor of Radiology, Director of Neuroradiology,
Vice Chairman of Program Development, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, and
series editor for Case Reviews. "By providing the trusted content of the
print series in an online format, radiologists will have a highly effective
way to prepare for radiology and pathology board certification,
recertification and practice."

With this online component, radiology professionals are able to:

    - Assess their board exam readiness by taking timed "real" tests or
      untimed "practice" tests

    - Create customized tests organized by topic or level of difficulty, and
      randomized tests composed of 10 cases from any volume subscribed to

    - Review and test understanding of each case with multiple-choice
      questions which include answers outlining right and wrong answer
      rationale and a differential diagnosis question

"Because the Case Reviews print series is a market leader in print
resources for radiology board review for residents, it was a natural
progression for us to extend this well-known content to an online resource to
better serve our radiology market," said Linda Belfus, Senior Vice President,
Editorial for Elsevier.

The Case Review Online series are currently available in emergency
radiology, pediatric imaging, vascular and interventional radiology,
musculoskeletal imaging, thoracic imaging, head and neck imaging and brain
imaging. Elsevier plans to add additional topics to the series over the next

For more information and to purchase the series please visit
www.casereviewsonline.com .

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