Why is there a charge for this
material when so much information on the internet is
If you have carefully examined most
sites that have some similarities to this one you will find
one or more of the following major deficiences: 1) the
quality of the images is poor or image file size is so large
that it takes too long to download 2) while a number of
cases are shown, the discussion section is markedly limited
3) the number of cases is limited and rarely updated. This
site was developed by the Editor over a year and the plans
are to continually update all aspects of the site. The
subscription price is nominal compared to most medical
journal subscriptions. The fee covers computer, design and
Is this Website nothing more than
selected sections of Dr. Callen's textbook?
No! All of the teaching file cases
and discussions are new material based upon summaries of the
literature written and edited by the Editor.
Why not put the material on CD-ROM
instead of the internet?
While CD-ROMs have their
advantages, they also have disadvantages. Two major
disadvantages are: the CD-ROM must be carried with the user
from computer to computer and be accessible and the
information can not be quickly and readily updated on a
How often will the site be
In-depth teaching file cases will
be added throughout the year based upon new clinical
material and images. New journal articles will be added on a
weekly basis as appropriate (Likely, between 5-10 articles
My work has access to Melvyl,
Medline or Healthline - why do I need to have this
The selected articles that are
reviewed come from approximately 10 journals which often
publish papers related to obstetrical and gynecological
ultrasound. Medline etc just publishes the abstracts of some
articles without commentary and often only after a delay of
as much as 4 - 6 weeks. The articles which are reviewed by
the Editor are not all articles published, but selected
articles which are likely to have high reader interest. Most
importantly it is difficult to ask Medline, etc to return
all articles of importance relating to OB-Gyn ultrasound
(when neither fetal, obstetrics, sonography, etc may have
been indexed by them in the article).
Can I send in the images of an
interesting or puzzling clinical case to the Bulletin Board
At the moment this capability is
not available. Presently one can describe the findings and
other readers of the bulletin board can answer with their
Are there plans to have CME
Not at the present time.
Can I download the material to my
computer for review offline?
There are numerous methods and
programs available to allow you to do this. In some
instances this may be quite helpful. As long as the material
is utilized by the subscriber for his or her benefit only,
there is no problem in doing this. Images of material may
not be displayed or shared without consent of the publisher.
Limited security methods will be used ito ensure that the
site is not being inappropriately utilized. If you find this
site useful and allow others to share passwords etc then it
will ultimately be self-defeating. If there are not enough
paying subscribers the journal cannot continue to
Which hardware or software do I
need to optimize my viewing of this site.
If you are reading this you already have what you will
need to view the site. Basically, a Macintosh or Windows PC
computer with the ability to make an internet connection
will be fine. You can use whichever internet browser you are
most familiar with. The faster the modem or internet
connection, the faster the images will load. On a Macintosh
computer, the display monitor control panel can be set to 16
bit (thousands of colors) and the images should appear fine.
On a Windows PC computer, because the windows system and
browser set aside colors only for their use, one needs to
increase the settings in the display monitor control panel
to optimize image quality. Viewing the images in either 16
bit (thousands of colors) or 24 bit "true color" (millions
of colors) will improve the image quality.
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