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iPod, Macs, open-source software used by radiologists

updated 04:00 pm EST, Tue February 8, 2005

iPod used by radiologists

Doctors at the University of California have found yet another innovative use for Apple's popular MP3 player. The at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to help the medical community cut costs. says that the iPod, Mac desktops, and a custom-built open-source imaging program for Mac OS X have replaced systems costing as much as much as $100,000: "The platform has similar functionality [to the high-end workstations], it's accessible to the rest of the medical community and you don't have to spend $100,000, $200,000 to view the images," Ratib said. According to the report, Apple's CEO Steve Jobs was interested by project and almost presented it as a feature at the Macworld San Francisco Keynote.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Glasspusher

    Joined: Dec 1969



    ...don't they know an integrated solution from Microsoft is better?

  1. OtisWild

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Man, what a hilarious and original troll!

    I slap my knee at the comedy on display! *slap!*

  1. Mike Peel

    Joined: Dec 1969


    With a Windows system...

    With a Windows system:

    Doctor: "Where's my X-ray?"
    Radiologist: "Sorry, the computer keeps crashing 99% of the way through processing it."

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