How do I page a specialist on a case?

You can use Figure 1 to page specialists around the world when you have a time-sensitive question in need of a quick response. To page a specialist, you must first upload a case:

Tap the plus sign at the top of the home screen or select Share a Case from the side menu. Tap Page a specialist on the next screen.

Tap Add image(s). You can take a photo using the camera, or select an existing image from your photo library or other sources. You can select multiple images to add to your case. Although we recommend including an image when you share a case, this is not required. You may skip this step and post a text-only case if you prefer.

If you post an image(s), tap the pencil icon to edit your image(s). The draw and crop tools can be used to remove any identifiers or to emphasize areas of interest. The arrow tool can be used to highlight specific findings or direct your peers to focus on a specific area of the image. The automatic face-blocking tool will detect and block any faces present in the image. If you would like to remove or reduce the size of a face block, tap the pencil icon to edit. Tap the down arrow once your edits are complete to return to the case creation screen.

Add a short, descriptive title for your case and a case summary. Complete case summaries include relevant clinical information such as patient history, symptoms, possible treatment, or differential diagnoses. You may also choose to include a question to prompt discussion or ask the community for feedback.

Select a case status and choose a label for your case so that your peers can find it. Tap Next to categorize your case by specialty and subspecialty. Tap Submit to share your case in Figure 1.

Our team of moderators will review your case, and you will receive a notification when your case has been approved. Healthcare professionals with the specialties you selected will receive a notification about your case. If your case is not accepted, you will receive an email explaining why.