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Vol 17, No 5 (2012)
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Published online: 2012-09-01
Submitted: 2011-12-12
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Smartphones and tablets: Reshaping radiation oncologists’ lives

Alfonso Gomez-Iturriaga, Pedro Bilbao, Francisco Casquero, Jon Cacicedo, Juanita Crook
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2012.08.001
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2012;17(5):276-280.

open access

Vol 17, No 5 (2012)
Special Issue Papers
Published online: 2012-09-01
Submitted: 2011-12-12

Abstract

Background

Smartphones and tablets are new handheld devices always connected to an information source and capable of providing instant updates, they allow doctors to access the most updated information and provide decision support at the point of care.

Aim

The practice of radiation oncology has always been a discipline that relies on advanced technology. Smartphones provide substantial processing power, incorporating innovative user interfaces and applications.

Materials and methods

The most popular smartphone and tablet app stores were searched for “radiation oncology” and “oncology” related apps. A web search was also performed searching for smartphones, tablets, oncology, radiology and radiation oncology.

Results

Smartphones and tablets allow rapid access to information in the form of podcasts, apps, protocols, reference texts, recent research and more.

Conclusion

With the rapidly changing advances in radiation oncology, the trend toward accessing resources via smartphones and tablets will only increase, future will show if this technology will improve clinical care.

Abstract

Background

Smartphones and tablets are new handheld devices always connected to an information source and capable of providing instant updates, they allow doctors to access the most updated information and provide decision support at the point of care.

Aim

The practice of radiation oncology has always been a discipline that relies on advanced technology. Smartphones provide substantial processing power, incorporating innovative user interfaces and applications.

Materials and methods

The most popular smartphone and tablet app stores were searched for “radiation oncology” and “oncology” related apps. A web search was also performed searching for smartphones, tablets, oncology, radiology and radiation oncology.

Results

Smartphones and tablets allow rapid access to information in the form of podcasts, apps, protocols, reference texts, recent research and more.

Conclusion

With the rapidly changing advances in radiation oncology, the trend toward accessing resources via smartphones and tablets will only increase, future will show if this technology will improve clinical care.

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Keywords

Technology; Smartphones; Tablets; Radiotherapy; Cancer

About this article
Title

Smartphones and tablets: Reshaping radiation oncologists’ lives

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 17, No 5 (2012)

Pages

276-280

Published online

2012-09-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2012.08.001

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2012;17(5):276-280.

Keywords

Technology
Smartphones
Tablets
Radiotherapy
Cancer

Authors

Alfonso Gomez-Iturriaga
Pedro Bilbao
Francisco Casquero
Jon Cacicedo
Juanita Crook

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