Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library


Database URL: http://proxy.westernu.edu/login?url=https://www.visualdx.com/visualdx

Description: VisualDx is an online resource that helps students improve pattern recognition in dermatology and other curriculum areas such as infectious disease, international travel, drug eruptions, ophthalmology, oral medicine, STDs, acute pulmonary infections, etc.

VisualDx builds a patient-specific pictorial differential diagnosis based on the patient’s findings. The student can compare diseases side by side and then drill down to see the range in presentation within each disease in the differential. (light skin, dark skin, early/late stage, unusual presentations, severe cases, etc.) Handbook length text on each disease also is included to help guide diagnostic decision making and learn more about appropriate tests and treatment.

Access: Western University of Health Sciences authorized users only. Remote access via the proxy server available for currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff of WesternU.

Provider: Logical Images

License Information:

Authorized Users

All healthcare staff, faculty, students, and residents at Western University of Health Sciences.

Authorized Use

Logical Images grants a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to install, access and use the software for customer’s own internal use.

Image Use

You may copy or link to an image for your personal clinical, educational or research use including consulting with individual colleagues, for patient education, and lectures or other teaching material. Educational material containing images from VisualDx, including course lectures and handouts, may be added to centralized, institutional learning management systems so long as the images remain within the context of specific course material and are access controlled. When using an image from VisualDx leave the copyright watermark notice intact and include the source reference: Image source: VisualDx (www.visualdx.com). These usage rights apply to VisualDx subscribers only and no longer apply once the license is terminated.