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Radiology Search Newsletter from 01/27/2008

Semantic search
Semantics (Greek semantikos, giving signs, significant, symptomatic, from sema, sign ) refers to the aspects of meaning that are expressed in a language, code, or other form of representation (Wikipedia ). How often does it happen that you can't find the right term for something you are looking for but you know it has something to do with "(your term )".
Radiology Search just implemented a new technology which uses a relational (semantic ) search to help you out in this dilemma!
As an example (for junior residents ): you are searching for this "weired lipoma like lesion in the kidney with some vessels in it". Just type in "Lipoma" and the search engine searches for relational terms. It offers you parental terms (Lipoma belogs to Fatty neoplasm ), similar entities as well as so called "child" terms, including Angiolipoma and Angiomyolipoma. Bingo! Angiomyolipoma - That's the term I was looking for! You can even select the provided links and receive other, relational information, such as "Angiomyolipoma belongs to parent Lipoma", etc. ( see tutorial below )
Radiology Search from your program
Popular Radiology programs such as "RadWhere Suite" from Comissure more and more appreciate the multi-functionality of Radiology Search and use our search functions directly from their program (see screenshot1 and screenshot2 - also with radiology video search ).
New search refinement added: Podcasts and Videos
Are you looking for Podcasts or only websites which offer videos for your specific search terms? Now it's possible by redefining the search and specify the search results. Available in the "Not peer-reviewed" search mode.
New search refinement added: Medical and Radiological
We have just added these new refinements in the "Not peer-reviewed" search mode. Even if you decided to search the Internet without peer-review, you can now still filter out the search results which are not radiological and/or medical relevant.
New search refinement added: Guidelines , News , Meetings and CME
New search refinements for Guidelines, News, Meetings and CME opportunities within Radiology societies in the "Search in Radiology societies and associations" search mode are now offered. Get quick access to uptodate guidelines and recommendations from societies, such as Dalolinium use in renal insufficiency patients in regard to SNF. Get also news and announcements form the societies, find out where and when specific meetings take place and search for CME opportunities by these societies.
New search refinement added: Definition
We have just added a new refinement for definitions in the "Not peer-reviewed" search mode. Now you can get the definition for any word which comes into your mind. Example: Forgot the exact definition of a "Baker's cyst", where it's located and what's its etiology? You get the answer with just one click! (->Definition )
New search mode: Search for Anatomy and Histology
Find Anatomy pictures, atlases tables and more with this new feature.



Featured function:

In each newsletter we will feature a special function of RadiologySearch to become more familiar with the multiple features most users are not aware of.

This time we explain the semantic search :


Screenshot 1:
Let's say, as an example for junior residents: you are searching for this "weired lipoma like lesion in the kidney with some vessels in it". Just type in "Lipoma" (Sreenshot 1-1 ) and the search engine searches for relational terms.




Screenshot 2:
RadiologySearch offers you a variety of alternative terms, as well as parental and child terms. (Screenshot 2 ).




Screenshot 3:
In this case, the parental term for Lipoma (3-1 ) is "Fatty neoplasm" (3-2 ), because Lipoma is a fatty neoplasm and belongs to this entity family. Similar entities (3-3 ) are also offered which belong to the same entity family or contain relational terms. So called "child" terms (3-4 ) are entities where "Lipoma" itself is a parental term.




Screenshot 4:
These children include Angiolipoma and Angiomyolipoma. Bingo! Angiomyolipoma - That's the term I was looking for! You can even select the provided links and receive other, relational information, such as "Angiomyolipoma belongs to parent Lipoma", etc. Just check it out!




Screenshot 5:
Similar terms are entities which belong to the same relational term family as the searched term (in this case "Lipoma" ).



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