CONSULTANT is a diagnostic support system used to suggest possible diagnoses or causes for clinical signs and to provide a brief synopsis of the diagnosis/cause including:
CONSULTANT is supported by a database consisting of hundreds of signs, thousands of diagnoses/causes, and tens of thousands of literature references.
CONSULTANT can be used in one of two basic modes by clicking the appropriate menu option or link in the header: Search by Diagnosis or Search by Signs. In the Diagnosis mode you can search for a specific diagnosis based on a species and one or more diagnosis keywords. In the Sign mode you can search for possible diagnoses based on a species and one or more signs (specified using a keyword search or by picking from a list.) When either search finishes, you can display the synopsis of any of the "found" diagnoses.
September 13, 2010