Mobile Apps & Resources: pedsMRI


To keep you updated on the go, our ‘app of the month’ highlights one free informational app every month!

Librarian reviewers consider the audience and purpose of the apps, as well as highlighting additional features:
  • In the ‘Evidence’ section, we assess how easily an app user can identify the app’s currency and support from the evidence
  • In the ‘Usability’ section, we assess the organization of information and other usability factors that may contribute to user experience

Our complete grading criteria for evidence and usability are embedded in the review.

Please note that the reviewers are not healthcare professionals, and so cannot appraise the quality of any recommendations within the app. The reviews are not endorsements.

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Catherine Young (CY) and Rachel Zhao (RZ)

Version reviewed

Version 1.0

Device & OS used

iPad 2 iOS version 9.3.5 (CY) and Android version 1.0 (RZ)

Date of review

Date of review:May 23 & 24, 2019

Image Source: pedsMRI, Apple App Store. ‚ÄčRetrieved on May 30, 2019 from

App developer

Company Name: The Hospital for Sick Children.; Body and MSK protocols - Govind Chavhab; Neuro protocols - Professor Manohar Shroff; Cardiac protocols - Professor Shi-Joon Yoo






555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 1X8













Country of origin




iPhone/iPad/iPod touch

Requires iOS 7.1 or later

Last updated (as itunes App Store listing): November 13, 2014

Android device compatibility not specified

Requires 2.2 and up

Last updated (as per Google Play listing) December 1, 2014




iOS 15.9 MB, 2.3 MB (Android)





Physicians and residents

“The intended users that are involved in performing MRI tests in children include pediatric radiologists, general radiologists, MRI technologists, radiology fellows and residents.”




Stated Purpose  

““The purpose of the application is to provide list of MRI protocols that include various sequences and methods of MRI examination for evaluation of various disease conditions. The application is not intended for diagnosis or treatment of any condition.”





Part 1: Editorial committee, content updates, and evidence grading

Author information is provided in the ‘About’ section, but not in each protocol. Govind Chavhan is the author for the Body and MSK protocols, Professor Manohar Shroff is the author for the Neuro protocols, and Professor Shi-Joon Yoo is the author for the Cardiac protocols.

There is no information found within the App relating to content updates or evidence grading information

Part 2: Source and authorship information for 3 entries

There is no source or citation information provided within the protocols, which the reviewers identified as a weakness of this App.

Organization      of Information


  • Top menu bar includes: Gadolinium, Sequence Trade Names, About, Terms of Use
  • Search feature
  • Browse-able list of 74 protocols


  • Search feature
  • Browse-able list of all protocols


Internet connection required for use: No
Text search field: Yes;  Browsable content by subject: NoAdvertisements:No; Pop-up advertisements:NoIn-app purchases: No