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Peter Huber, MD
University of Utah
Interfacing a Medical Expert System and Teaching Tool (Iliad) with Hypercard to Provide Access to an Image Database
The use of simulated patient cases in medical education has proven to be valuable in previous studies. As a result of user requests we wanted to include medical images in our expert system/teaching tool Iliad to further enhance quality of education. Using Hypercard in conjunction with various external functions we created an image database, which concurrently contains about 500 medical images. Hypercard turned out to be an easy yet powerful interface for relating medical images to and exploring of Iliad's knowledge base.