Solutio in silico
Solutio in silico, or "solutions via computer simulation", is a website created to promote science and technology concepts in medicine through computer-based tools. The site was designed with two main principles as the focus:
- Education Through Exploration: While memorizing facts and terms from textbooks is important and necessary, learning should also happen when you get to investigate, explore, and just play around with these concepts for yourself. The apps, practice problems, and labs on this site enable you to learn by exploring these concepts for yourself.
- Connecting Concepts to Code: Just about everything runs on computers these days, and medical technology is no exception. This site is designed to take you from the basic concepts all the way down to the computer-programming source code, allowing you to fully understand how these technologies work.
Where To Start
Using this site you can learn using either a "top-down" or "bottom-up" approach. To learn the top-down way, start with one of the Topic Guides, which covers a specific medical technology (so far only CT imaging is available). You can get a brief intro to the technology, and then work your way down, as far as you want, to the core concepts and source code implementations. If you prefer the bottom-up way of learning, you can start either with one of the science fields (so far only medical physics is available) or the source code, and work your way up to the applied technologies that are based on that core science.
- New medical physics web app: 2D brachytherapy treatment planning system (11/7/2017)
- New medical physics web app: 2D radiotherapy treatment planning system (10/17/2017)
- New medical physics web app: RayCT Lite simulates CT acquisition and reconstruction (6/22/2017)
- New medical physics web app: TASMIP x-ray spectra generator (5/30/2017)
- New medical physics tutorials: ionizing radiation and radiation dose (4/21/2017)
- New medical physics labs: Compton scattering and PDD-TPR derivations (4/21/2017)