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SNOMED CT® Browsers


NLM Browser

Browser

URL

Free

Registration required

Web-based

Local installation

Notes

NLM SNOMED CT Browser

https://uts.nlm.nih.gov

x

x

x

 

Available from the Applications and SNOMED CT menus. Search for and display SNOMED CT content, as included in UMLS® Metathesaurus®. Expands searches to include synonymous terms from over 100 Metathesaurus vocabulary sources.



Other Browsers

The following tables list SNOMED CT terminology browsers that have been discussed in IHTSDO forums, cited in the paper below*, or submitted by UMLS users. This list is solely provided as an added resource and is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all SNOMED CT browsers.

To have a browser added to this list, send a message to NLM Customer Service with the subject “SNOMED CT Browser.” Please ensure that your browser complies with the IHTSDO Guidance on Provision of Publicly Available SNOMED CT Browsers and Related Services (PDF) before submitting it for inclusion in this list. This guidance is essential reading for any person or organization providing a web-based or other publicly available SNOMED CT browser, or a service that provides access to SNOMED CT. It is also relevant to users of such services.

Disclaimer: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) does not endorse in any way the browsers described in the following tables. NLM does not make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assume any liability or responsibility for the use of these browsers.

Active Browsers

Browser

URL

Free

Registration required

Web-based

Local installation

Notes

CliniClue

http://www.cliniclue.com

x

x

 

x

 

Federation Health Browser

http://www.federationhealth.com/browser

x

 

x

 

Data is Australian national release (with medicines terminology) and is restricted to Australian IP addresses.

HealthTerm

http://www.healthterm.com/

 

x

x

 

HealthTerm also contains modules for request submission, concept modelling, qualification, distribution, subset extraction, translation and mapping.

ITS (Integrated Terminology System)

http://www.itserver.es

x

 

x

 

Includes English and Spanish browsers, Web services, and ICD cross maps. Users can create exportable subsets.

MedTalk

http://www.pyebrook.com/medtalk%E2%84%A2-snomed-ct%C2%AE-browser/

 

x

 

 

 

Available for download in Android Market and runs on Android 2.2 Platform

Minnow

http://www.ict.csiro.au/downloads.php?swid=17&title=Snapper+-++Minnow+Edition

 

x

x

 

x

Java based, available for multiple platforms

Mycroft

http://apelon.com/Products/Mycroft/tabid/99/Default.aspx

x

x

 

x

Free, standalone, multi-terminology browser. Users can view terminology concepts in a hierarchical format, see details of concepts, search for concepts, and view relationships among concepts.

NCI Terminology Browser

http://ncit.nci.nih.gov/ncitbrowser/

x

 

x

 

 

OpenKnoME 5.4d and ClaW Workbench

http://www.opengalen.org/sources/software.html

 

x

 

 

x

 

Protégé

http://protege.stanford.edu

x

x

 

x

Java-based, extensible, plug and play environment

SNOB

http://snob.eggbird.eu

x

 

 

x

Multi-lingual interface, users can edit and add descriptions

SnoFlake

http://snomed.dataline.co.uk         

 

x

x

x

 

Users must work in a healthcare organization that has a SNOMED CT license.

Snow Owl

http://www.b2international.com/portal/snow-owl         

 

x

x

 

x

Java-based browser and authoring tool built integrating Protégé.

VTSL Browser

http://vtsl.vetmed.vt.edu/browser

x

 

x

 

Browser is designed to search and browse SNOMED CT International release as extended by VTSL to include the Veterinary Extension which now holds all non-human, veterinary content.

Visual Read

http://www.visualread.com

 

 

 

x

 

Inactive Browsers

Browser

Free

Registration required

Web-based

Local installation

Notes

CaTTS (Coding and Taxonomy / Terminology Service)

x

 

x

 

Demo version only, from BT (British Telecommunications plc).

University of Sydney

x

x

x

 

 

HLi LExPlorer

 

 

x

 

Athens account required



*Rogers J, Bodenreider O.  SNOMED CT:  browsing the browsers.  Paper accepted for presentation at: KR-MED 2008.  Representing and sharing knowledge using SNOMED; 2008 May 31-Jun 2;  Phoenix, Arizona.  Available from: http://mor.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/pdf/2008-krmed-jr.pdf

Cited with permission of authors.