Following is a list of freeware that provides tools and online resources for medical professionals engaged in surgical operations. To
learn more about a particular item, click on the item name. To
download a software product or visit an interactive web site,
click on "download" or "view," respectively.
But first, please read our disclaimer and
permissions page if you haven't already done so.
By Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The 3D Slicer is an open source software tool for: guiding biopsies and craniotomies in the operating room; offering diagnostic visualization and surgical planning in the clinic; and facilitating research into brain shift and volumetric studies in the lab. Registration required.
By Elpidio Latorilla. Open source software for hospitals and health care organizations designed to integrate the different information systems existing in these organizations into one single system. CARE2x solves the problems inherent in a network of multiple programs that are noncompatible with each other. It can integrate almost any type of services, systems, departments, clinic, processes, data, communication, etc. that exist in a hospital. Functions include telephone directory; admission system; patient documentation; duty planner; nursing ward administration; operating room documentation; laboratory exam management; radiology film editor; pharmaceutical products order system; medical depot; electronic data processing; email; and more. Versions include English, German, Indonesian, Italian, and Brazilian-Portuguese.
Laparoscopic Picture Galleries
By Laparoscopy Hospital. The first few galleries describe the laparoscopic anatomy of interest. The latter galleries are devoted to the pictures of true laparoscopic procedures.
Medical Algorithms: Anesthesiology
By Institute for Algorithmic Medicine. Contains medical algorithms (computation, formula, survey, or look-up tables) useful in anesthesiology. In MS Excel.
Patient Information (by Medical Specialty)
By The University of Iowa. Patient information organized by medical specialty.
Virtual Hospital Patient Simulations
By The University of Iowa. Patient simulations that combine clinical information with images obtained during diagnostic evaluations or therapeutic interventions. Simulations include Adult Critical Care Core Curriculum; Adult Pulmonary Core Curriculum; ATS Radiology for Chest Physicians Conference: Continuing Medical Education Testing Modules; Carvedilol in Heart Failure Patients: Case Studies; Case-Based Learning in Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Correlapaedia: A Correlative Encyclopedia of Pediatric Imaging, Surgery, and Pathology; Gastrointestinal Nuclear Medicine Case Studies; Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests: Spirometry; Lung Tumors: A Multidisciplinary Database; Midwest Midwinter Lung Conference: CPC Session
Pediatric Airway Case Studies; Pulmonary Embolus Case Studies; and Virtual Pediatric Patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Neurosurgery
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on neurosurgery for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Orthopaedic Surgery
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on orthopaedic surgery for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.
Virtual Hospital Textbooks on Surgery
By The University of Iowa. Medical textbooks on surgery for providers and patients. Virtual Hospital is no longer funded. This is from the April 1, 2005 archive of the site.