The healthcare education company, Viewbox Holdings, LLC, recently released a second edition of its children’s book entitled, Learning about X-rays with Lula and Ethan. The book is featured on www.radiologyinfo.org as an official resource for patients. Based on a young child’s minor playground injury, it explains what its like to have a head CT during a hospital visit from a child's point of view while also explaining the process. The book is written for children ages 7 and older and attempts to educate kids (and parents) about the value of a CT and also addresses potential concerns regarding radiation exposure.
Since 2010, Viewbox has created educational resources for trainees, patients, and consumers. Viewbox’s first educational tool was its Viewbox application for the iPad. A large portion of the pediatric and adolescent population uses digital resources so the book is available for any Apple device as a free download on the iTunes book store by scrolling down.
"Any visit to the doctor can be frightening for a child, especially in an emergency setting and when it involves getting special studies such as a CT scan. Just as a decorated, kid-friendly CT room can help alleviate some fear and anxiety, kid-friendly information (the why’s and what’s of these types of experiences through a child’s eyes) can be reassuring for the child as well as their parents/caregivers especially in stressful situations. This book, Learning about X-rays with Lula and Ethan, is written by two children’s radiologists with the assistance of just those kids it is intended for, does just this and is an invaluable resource for the experience and understanding of x-ray type studies like a CT scan and the part that the medical experts play in their child’s care." - Donald P. Frush, M.D. FACR, FAAP, Chair of Image Gently Steering Committee
The concept for this book was based on a child's visit to the emergency room. Both he and his parents had some questions and concerns about his visit. We realized that for many parents and children, having an X-ray performed can be a stressful experience. Our hope was to share some helpful information about how radiology fits into the modern healthcare experience with other children.
Viewbox originally started as an iPad application for radiologists called Viewbox in 2010. With over 2,000 downloads in five different continents, the Viewbox app turned the iPad into the most efficient way to view and present medical images for teaching purposes. Its user interface technology allowed users easy mobile access to view, share, and present medical images stored on the user's choice of cloud-based server (i.e. Dropbox, etc.). The app was a one-stop-shop for all mobile teaching file image viewing and presentation needs employing unique proprietary technology. This app was discontinued in 2017 in order for Viewbox to focus its efforts on the children's book, Learning about X-rays with Lula and Ethan. Click here to see how our application worked.
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March 18, 2019 -- RadiologyInfo.org is a patient-friendly website that explains how various x-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound, radiation therapy and other procedures are performed. Recently this website, sponsored by the ACR and RSNA, added an additional resource for pediatric patients called RadInfo 4 Kids. The book, Learning about X-rays with Lula and Ethan, is now available for patients to view on RadInfo 4 Kids.
August 9, 2018 -- Healthcare education company Viewbox Holdings has released an updated edition of its children's book about medical imaging. Aunt Minnie
August 7, 2018 -- The healthcare education company, Viewbox Holdings, LLC, recently released the second edition of its children's book entitled, Learning about X-rays with Lula and Ethan. The book is based on one young child's playground injury and the subsequent head CT ordered by the child's treating physician during a hospital visit. The book is written for children ages 7 and older and attempts to create a dialogue to help educate kids (and parents) about both the value of a CT in certain circumstances and potential concerns regarding radiation exposure.. Press Release
April 4, 2016 -- It is our hope that any provider that treats the pediatric population has access to this resource for their patients (even radiologists in the outpatient or emergency waiting rooms). The book will be available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and in the Apple iTunes Store where you can also find our iPad application for radiology trainees, Viewbox. Because the information and message in Learning about X-rays with Lula and Ethan aligns with the Image Gently Campaign, this non-profit organization has also agreed to endorse the book by placing it on their website: www.imagegently.org.
June 23, 2015 -- AuntMinnie.com presents the next article in an ongoing series highlighting notable mobile apps in radiology. In this installment, we take a look at Viewbox, an iPad app designed to help users view, organize, and present teaching file images from a variety of different sources.
Oct. 29, 2013 -- PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A new study conducted by Viewbox Holdings, LLC showed that nearly 47 percent of physicians use mobile devices to view teaching cases, and a large number of this demographic are utilizing an Apple device. PRNewswire