VisualDx is clinical decision support system (CDSS) software intended to be used by medical practitioners, including primary care practitioners, to assist them in differential diagnosis. In one of its modes of operation, after a healthcare provider enters some basic facts about the patient, VisualDx presents peer-reviewed photographs or diagrams of medical conditions such as skin conditions, ordered from the most to the least likely, to assist in diagnosis.[1] The system holds over 100,000 images.[2] Other modes of operation include searching for medication that a patient has been taking, to find possible adverse drug reactions that they may be suffering from.[3]

Initial release2001; 20 years ago (2001)[1]
PlatformPC, iPad/iPhone, Android tablet/phone[2]
TypeClinical decision support system

VisualDx is used in 2,300 hospitals and clinics, and is used for teaching in over 90 US medical schools. It is sold as a yearly or monthly subscription service[1] and a 30-day free trial is available.[3]

VisualDx is produced by a company of the same name based in Rochester, New York. It was co-founded by Lowell Goldsmith, MD, and Art Papier, MD, both professors of dermatology at the University of Rochester.[2][4]


  1. ^ a b c Lapowsky, Issie (4 April 2015). "A Super-Gross Diagnostic Tool That Could Save Your Life". Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Sean Lahman (5 March 2015). "Fighting disease with pictures". Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  3. ^ a b "How It Works". VisualDx. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Arthur Papier MD - Dermatology, Dermatology / Dermatopathology - Rochester Health Get Connected". Retrieved 17 October 2018.