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New York/Stuttgart – Medlantis, a powerful radiology platform recently developed by Thieme and the University Health Network of Toronto, was introduced to the European market at the European Congress of Radiology in Vienna, Austria. Particularly well received were the educational modules (video lectures linked to relevant e-book content and selected RadCases). Attendees also liked the comprehensive nature of the site, which contains over 43,000 pages of Thieme book and journal content as well as 86,000 radiologic images.

Over 20,000 attendees from 100 countries had the opportunity to preview Medlantis. Many commented on the high quality of the videos and the comprehensiveness of Thieme’s eRadiology site. Others liked the fact that Medlantis automatically downloads selected images into PowerPointTM and a Medlantis site license includes the right to use the images for non-commercial purposes like presentations and lectures. Attendees also commented favorably on the ability to write personal notes related to the video lectures and the fact that references are linked to PubMed, giving users a guided tour into the world’s scientific literature.

Kieran Murphy named Medlantis Editor-in-Chief

Correction: In our press release announcing that Kieran Murphy became editor-in-chief of Medlantis, distributed March, 23rd, it was stated that he is Deputy Chief of the Joint Department of Medical Imaging at the University Health Network Toronto. It has come to our attention that Dr. Murphy’s correct title is Professor of Radiology of the Joint Department of Medical Imaging at the University Health Network Toronto. Kieran Murphy, MB, BCH, BAO, BSC, LRCPI, LRCSI, FRCPC, FSIR, named Editor-in-Chief of Medlantis - In his new role Dr. Murphy will be responsible for the overall editorial development of Medlantis.

About Kieran Murphy

Professor Murphy graduated in 1986 from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. During his six years in medical school he spent time overseas developing primary health care projects with Tibetan refugees with whom he is still involved. He initially pursued the surgical pathway with a primary fellowship and BSc in anatomy, became interested in medical innovation and moved to the US, was accepted into a radiology residency at Albany Medical Centre completing residency and neuroradiology fellowships at the University of Michigan and an interventional neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Geneva. He was then recruited by Johns Hopkins University to lead the division of Interventional Neuroradiology. From 1998 to 2008 he was on call every night or other night in the extremely violent east Baltimore environment (the most dangerous area in the USA per head of population), and during that time filed 60 patents on new medical devices, pioneering new routes, techniques and approaches to complex spine and neurovascular and CSF pathologies. He has started six medical device companies, two in France, four in the U.S. He has authored over 135 peer reviewed publications, published several textbooks and mentored over 50 residents and fellows. He is the scientific chair of the annual Society of Interventional Radiology meeting. At UHN Professor Murphy is tasked with developing a culture of innovation, incubation, and entrepreneurial behavior in the Techna faculty. His devices are used 60,000 times a year worldwide. His current focus is on spine augmentation radiofrequency ablation of bone mets, ozone in disk herniation, anti-oxidant use in radiation injury reduction, and hydrocephalus detection. His hobbies include medical device development, race car driving and taking things apart.

About Medlantis is an initiative of University Health Network (UHN) in partnership with Thieme Publishers. The Medlantis mandate is to provide online access to high quality, contemporary professional and student education materials. This website features 150 video instructional modules (with hundreds more in development) from our roster of practitioners and researchers. The site also includes over 2,350 cases from RadCases, 43,000 pages of Thieme book and journal content, and 86,000 radiographic images.


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About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 140 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include Thieme eJournals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit

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