PHILADELPHIA, November 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Elsevier, the leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today released Imaging Consult (, an online imaging resource that helps physicians make quicker, more accurate diagnostic decisions and improve interventional skills. By providing easy access to high-quality images and referential content, Imaging Consult helps radiologists and other physicians confirm diagnoses and solve difficult cases in less time.

Healthcare organizations can improve imaging workflow and maximize their technology investment with Imaging Consult. Radiology departments can reduce case interpretation time and as a result communicate findings to colleagues faster. Hospitals can leverage the PACS and reporting system investments through integration with Imaging Consult diagnostic and reference information. Institutions that subscribe to MD Consult will also see enhanced search results with the Imaging Consult integration.

Elsevier's Imaging Consult provides physicians with a single online resource where they can easily access a wide range of images, drawings, and thorough, trustworthy discussion, for everything from common procedures to complex interventional techniques, said Jonathan Teich, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Informatics officer at Elsevier. The result is speedier, more accurate diagnoses, which translate into improved throughput and higher quality care for patients.

Physicians using Imaging Consult can quickly find answers to difficult questions related to thousands of diagnostic and procedural topics in imaging specialty areas such as Brain and Spine, Breast, Cardiac, Chest, Gastrointestinal, Head and Neck, Interventional, Musculoskeletal, Obstetric and Gynecologic and Pediatrics. Each topic conveniently includes information in both rapid reference and in-depth formats. Images can also be downloaded for educational and other non-commercial uses.

Imaging Consult provides thousands of high-quality images and anatomic drawings that help radiologists identify typical, variant, and differential-diagnosis findings. The extensive reference material included with each topic contains detailed explanation of how the image findings correlate with anatomic and pathological changes.

In addition to diagnostic information, Imaging Consult is the only product of its kind to include the latest procedures and techniques in image-guided interventions. Physicians can improve patient outcomes by formulating the best diagnostic and treatment strategies using the online resource's step-by-step instructions for each procedure.

Imaging Consult provides physicians with quick answers to urgent diagnostic questions and helps them to stay current on the latest interpretive knowledge, said Teich. It helps radiologists continually sharpen their clinical skills, making them better able to care for patients and communicate with referring physicians.

Written and edited by recognized US and international experts, Imaging Consult helps physicians reach the correct diagnosis with the utmost confidence. Normal variant images from the latest edition of Keats' Normal Roentgen Variants that May Simulate Disease are included alongside pathologic images, and differential diagnosis options can be easily compared with one another to identify detailed diagnostic features. The large collection of images and the detailed text discussion help radiologists differentiate pathologic possibilities from each other and from normal variants -- to make the right diagnosis the first time.

Radiologists and physicians attending the Radiologic Society of North America (RSNA) Conference in Chicago, IL November 30-December 4 can see a live demo and sign up for a free trial of Imaging Consult at Elsevier's Booth #2613.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Working in partnership with the global science and health communities, Elsevier's 7,000 employees in over 70 offices worldwide publish more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 new books per year, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, such as ScienceDirect (, MD Consult (, Scopus (, bibliographic databases, and online reference works.

Elsevier ( is a global business headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and has offices worldwide. Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc (, a world-leading publisher and information provider. Operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business sectors, Reed Elsevier provides high-quality and flexible information solutions to users, with increasing emphasis on the Internet as a means of delivery. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

Tom Reller Director of Corp. Relations, Elsevier +1-212-462-1912

Tom Reller, Director of Corp. Relations, Elsevier, +1-212-462-1912,