All material on the site, except for the Faculty lectures by other members of the staff at Einstein, was produced by Dr. Herring. Started in June of 2002, the site was originally intended to replace the handout notes that accompanied lectures for the residents and medical students at Einstein Medical Center. It now contains over 20,000 pages of content, and has grown in popularity so that currently almost 12 thousand unique visitors access the site every day. Visitors access over 20 million pages of content every year.
The site has been, and continues to be, free to use. It requires no registration, no sign-in, no fee and is commercial-free.
Elsevier/Mosby has published a 2nd Edition of the bestselling textbook that focuses on the basics of radiology written by this website's author called Learning Radiology: Recognizing the Basics which uses the same fundamental approach to teaching as does this site, but contains key information on other modalities, additional material not covered on the website and access to StudentConsult.com with 50 interactive tutorials based on the book, including 240 imaged-based cases related to material in the book.
In the summer of 2008, LearningRadiology.com began to publish video podcasts made available from the iTunes Store which, within weeks, became one of the most popular video radiology podcasts downloaded from that site. Over a thousand LearningRadiology.com™ Video Podcasts are downloaded each day. Video podcasts are kept short, contain material not found in the textbook and are designed specifically for the small screen.
LearningRadiology.com also posts updates to where it is followed by over 20 thousand fans and posts the description of a different imaging sign every weekday on its feed at RadSigns to over 5 thousand followers.
This website ranks #1 on Google for "learning radiology" and in the top 10 sites for "radiology." There are tens of thousands of links to material on this site from Google alone including hundreds of university programs in radiology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, physician assistants, emergency medical technicians and radiologic technologist programs.
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