VisualDx clinical tool now available

U of T Libraries is pleased to announce the addition of VisualDx, now available to all students, faculty, and staff. By providing visualizations of diseases, this point-of-care tool aims to improve diagnosis and treatment decisions made by healthcare professionals.

VisualDX interface with differential builder toolsVisualDx’s diverse image collection is considered the largest visual atlas for skin of colour, and contains over 46,000 skin types, ages, and disease presentation variations. Its peer-reviewed, evidence-based content covers 3400+ diseases, and includes functions for building differentials, tests, management, therapies.

Disease/condition pages conveniently link out to further information in PubMed.  Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits can also be earned.

The diversity of communities represented in library collections plays a crucial role in supporting learners and researchers in health-based work. In Winter 2022, Gerstein health sciences librarians conducted a reverse diversity audit of its dermatology resources, to identify potential gaps in materials that discuss medical diagnosis on non-white skin.  This new addition of VisualDx further strengthens the diversity of our collections.

More about using VisualDx:

To learn more about how to use VisualDx, check out these video tutorials on building differentials, searching adverse medication events, and more.

Want to use VisualDx on a smartphone/tablet? Follow our mobile app instructions.

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