Expanding Medical Knowledge to the World

Expanding Medical Knowledge to the World

JTMIV is a web-based medical journal designed to help you share typical medical images and videos of various diseases with your colleagues around the world. By utilizing the journal, you can easily find the medical images you want, and as it includes clinical timeline information about patients, JTMIV will surely become one of the most powerful educational resources for medical clinicians.

Message from the Editor-in-Chief

Dear colleagues

Welcome to our website.
We are pleased to inform you that we have launched The Journal of Typical Medical Images and Videos (JTMIV), a web-based medical journal designed to help you share typical medical images and videos of various diseases with your colleagues around the world.

By utilizing the journal, you can easily find the medical images you want, and as it includes clinical timeline information about patients, JTMIV will surely become one of the most powerful educational resources for medical clinicians.

Why don’t you take the chance to learn more about JTMIV for yourself and subscribe to our 6-month fee trial offer?

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Now let us elaborate on more details about JTMIV.
JTMIV is a unique medical journal for the following 6 reasons:

  • (1) Our focus is to share medical images and videos of various diseases in all medical fields. Although medical imaging modalities play important roles in daily clinical practice, only a few images and videos are available for medical education. JTMIV will help to fill this void.
  • (2) JTMIV grants users the license to use posted images and videos for educational purposes although this data may be downloaded by users for a fee (about US $0.80/image and US $4.20/video, this system is currently under development) in order to maintain our system.
  • (3) JTMIV can provide you with a more pragmatic approach to learning about clinical medicine by gathering data from both patients and the imaging device. Many textbooks about medical imaging devices only focus on findings taken by the device (we call it “longitudinal” education). However, gaining knowledge and experience about the relationships between imaging modalities, for example the relationship between screening tests (e.g. electrocardiogram) and invasive tests (e.g. coronary angiography), will contribute to your clinical decision making (we call it “transversal” education). In this regard, JTMIV can give you more pragmatic educational opportunities than any medical textbooks available today.
  • (4) We place more value on learning the case variations of the disease you are interested in. If you want to provide your patients appropriate therapy with proper timing, you need to become more knowledgeable about the disease by understanding different case variations. However, it’s very difficult to learn about case variations of the disease you are interested in using existing textbooks because they only provide single typical (mostly favorable) time-course information about the patient. For this reason, we strongly encourage submissions related to many individual cases along with timeline information about patients.
  • (5) JTMIV does not implement the peer review system before publication. The content posted will be evaluated by comments from users, using the “Typical Image” and “Educational Case” buttons after publication. The right to modify or remove any data posted to the site remains at the discretion of the author. Please give the contributors feedback by using the comments function, by clicking the “Typical Image” or “Educational Case” buttons and helping each other to study.
  • (6) JTMIV is completely free of charge for students who are studying to become medical doctors. We fully understand that although many medical students are highly motivated to study, they are held back by financial constraints. By sending a photocopy of your student identification number or a certificate proving that you are a medical student and will become a medical doctor with the letter head of your institution and a signature from your supervisor, medical students can subscribe to JTMIV free of charge. Be sure to support our JTMIV project, by asking your friends to submit cases, by recommending JTMIV to medical doctors, or by subscribing to JTMIV for a fee (about US $85/year) in the near future.

As you can see from the information above, the goal of JTMIV is to provide medical clinicians with more valuable opportunities to gain medical education, and contribute to the provision of quality medical care around the world. However, to reach our goal it is necessary to start with a blank sheet of paper.

JTMIV does NOT have enough contents so far.
Only with your help can we achieve this.

Therefore we recommend you to subscribe to a 6-month free trial first, before making a decision on whether or not to continue using it for a fee.

With dedicated supports from you, we believe JTMIV will become one of the most powerful educational resources for medical clinicians in the near future.

If you identify with our vision, we would truly appreciate your subscription for a fee (about US $85/year) in order to maintain our system. We would also appreciate your submissions and if you would inform your friends and colleagues about JTMIV using social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter.

Thank you very much for your time and kind cooperation in the future.
Sincerely yours,

Masahiko Hara, MD, PhD
JTMIV Editor-in-chief
May 16, 2015

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