The purpose of this resource guide is to provide links to medical images and illustrations that are available on the Internet. You are responsible for checking the usage polices for each site before downloading images. Some sites allow free usage of images for educational purposes. On many sites, the material is strictly copyrighted, and can only be used if explicit permission has been obtained by the rightful owner.
Produced by the Structural Informatics Group at the University of Washington, Seattle. This site provides access to interactive atlases of brain neuroanatomy, thoracic viscera, and knee.
The eSkeletons Project website is devoted to the study of human and primate comparative anatomy. It offers a unique set of digitized versions of skeletons in 2-D and 3-D in full color, animations, and much supplemental information. The user can navigate through the various regions of the skeleton and view all orientations of each element along with muscle and joint information. eSkeletons enables you to view the bones of both human and non-human primates ranging from the gorilla to the tiny mouse lemur. All of the large apes are represented as well as other species from different parts of the world. Many of these primates are rare or endangered species.
The Bartleby.com edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body features 1,247 vibrant engravings, many in color from the classic 1918 publication, as well as a subject index with 13,000 entries ranging from the Antrum of Highmore to the Zonule of Zinn.
Each topic has animations, 100's of graphics, and thousands of descriptive links. Study the anatomy of the human body. It's fun, interactive, and an ideal reference site for students or those who just want to know more about the medical descriptions used by doctors and nurses.
Created by Robert Whitaker, retired pediatric urological surgeon, who spent his clinical career as a paediatric urological surgeon. Since retiring 20 years ago he teaches clinically applied topographical anatomy to first-year medical students at Cambridge University in the UK. He also teaches clinically applied anatomy to surgical, radiological and other speciality trainees, and is currently an examiner for the MRCS at the English and Edinburgh Colleges of Surgeons.
Create your own custom anatomical slides using this 3-dimensional computer-generated body. The eMedTool is a biovisual resource that was created using an actual cadaver.
NIDDK Image Library is a searchable database of original full-color and black-and-white illustrations produced by the NIDDK Information Clearinghouses that are available copyright free to the public at no cost. The Library makes available anatomical and medical, instructional, and lifestyle and activity illustrations presented in high, medium, and low resolutions.NIDDK Image Library is a searchable database of original full-color and black-and-white illustrations produced by the NIDDK Information Clearinghouses that are available copyright free to the public at no cost.* The Library makes available anatomical and medical, instructional, and lifestyle and activity illustrations presented in high, medium, and low resolutions.
The Visible Human Project is an outgrowth of the NLM's 1986 Long-Range Plan. It is the creation of complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies. Acquisition of transverse CT, MR and cryosection images of representative male and female cadavers has been completed. The male was sectioned at one millimeter intervals, the female at one-third of a millimeter intervals.
A collection of study aids for entry-level anatomy and physiology students.
The ECG Learning Center includes not only the expected ECGs but also diagrams useful in explaining ECG abnormalities. Each of the ECGs has an interpretation and many have additional explanations that help explain the diagnosis
A multimedia encyclopedia of cardiothoracic imaging techniques produced by Yale University, Center for Advanced Instructional Media. It is designed for medical students, nursing students, allied health students, and all others needing a comprehensive introduction to imaging of the chest and heart. Imaging modalities include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), coronary angiography, mammography, chest radiography, echocardiography, SPECT, planar, and ERNA cardiac nuclear imaging, and lung ventilation and perfusion nuclear imaging. A specially-designed 200-question cardiothoracic imaging quiz aids student self-assessment in the content covered by the software.
A collection of ECG recordings, including the normal electrocardiogram, ischaemic heart disease, hypertrophy patterns, atrioventricular (AV) block, bunde branch block, supraventricular rhythms, ventricular rhythms, pacemakers, and Wolff Parkinson White syndrome.
An alphabetical list of images by conditions. From University of Iowa College of Dentistry.
Dozens of dermatological images, sorted alphabetically by disease. Provided by Loyola University Dermatology Medical Education Website.
The Dermatology Image Atlas is compiled, reviewed, scored and updated by physicians at Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 1538 clinical and histological images are included in this fast growing collection of dermatology images. By clicking on the diagnosis keywords associated with any image, the user is taken to the results of a PubMed search on those terms. The site also encourages users to submit their images to the dermatlas for inclusion.
Dermnet is an educational resource for medical professionals. It consists of a Case Photo Library and a Weekly Clinic Library. The Case Photo Library contains over 9,000 photos which are divided into major disease categories. The Weekly Clinic Library is a collections of images that are posted each week.
Images to aid in teaching and learning DermatopathologyImages to aid in teaching and learning Dermatopathology. Provided by Dept. of Dermatology - University of Iowa College of Medicine.
The University of Iowa's Hardin Medical Library MD (meta directory) lists free medical images of diseases, conditions, and medical diagrams.
This page contains links to other pages and sites on the Internet offering biomedically related multimedia material, mostly images (photos, illustrations, etc.).
This is a tutorial that uses scanning electron micrographs (SEMs) as the primary resource to teach mammalian embryology. The 3-D like quality of the micrographs coupled with selected line drawings and minimal text allow relatively easy understanding of the complex morphological changes that occur in utero. Provided by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The Multi-Dimensional Human Embryo is a collaboration funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) to produce and make available over the internet a three-dimensional image reference of the Human Embryo based on magnetic resonance imaging. The collection of images is intended to serve students, researchers, clinicians, and the general public interested in studying and teaching human development.
GIDEON (Global Infectious Diseases Online) provides tools for diagnosis and data on the epidemiology (maps, outbreaks, surveys, images, graphs), therapy (drugs and vaccines) and microbiology (bacteria, mycobacteria, yeasts) of infectious diseases occuring worldwide.
HEALTHmap provides a jumping-off point for real-time information on emerging infectious diseases and has particular interest for public health officials and international travelers.
A collection of 1,037 endoscopic images classified by disorder. This site is created and maintained by doctors at the Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Unit of Tenet South Fulton Medical Center, East Point, Georgia.
A video atlas of more than 2047 video clips, covering almost all areas of gastrointestinal pathology detectable by endoscopy.
Gastrolab is a medical research centre in Vasa, Finland, dedicated to endoscopic examinations of the digestive canal. It includes an Image Library, Endoscopy Picture Archives and Endoscopy Videoclips.
The Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) is a digital library of multimedia for the health sciences. HEAL's mission is to provide free digital materials of the highest quality that meet the needs of today's health sciences educators and learners. HEAL provides access to tens of thousands of images, videoclips, animations, presentations, and audio files that support healthcare education.
HONmedia is a respository of over 6,800 medical images and videos, pertaining to 700 topics and themes.
The A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia includes over 4,000 articles about diseases, tests, symptoms, injuries, and surgeries. It also contains an extensive library of medical photographs and illustrations.
MedPix is a free online Medical Image Database, provided by the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD. All public content is peer-reviewed by an Editorial Panel. Radiology images predominate, but pathology, ophthalmology, dermatology, and endoscopy images are also included.
An online repository of medical teaching tools, including clinical images, multimedia images, electronic transparencies (builds) illustrations, animations, drawings, videos, audio tracts and more. Allows Canadian medical teachers to contribute and share their teaching material. Free registration required. Material can be freely borrowed for educational purposes but copyright restrictions still apply.
A searchable database of high quality medical images, including photographs, illustration, graphs and more. The images resources comprise several databases including:
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) Image Bank is intended to serve as a comprehensive reference and teaching tool that is widely accessible to physicians and hematology students around the world. The images are presented in a digital, case-based format that allows both the images and text to be searched, cross-referenced, and hyper-linked to other cases as well as other educational resources, including Hematology, the Society's annual meeting Education Program Book, the ASH Teaching Cases and the syllabus from the ASH Self-Assessment Program. In addition to the case studies, the Image Bank includes a collection of basic atlas images.
The first installment of this fully searchable directory features more than 800 hematological slides depicting various blood disorders and malignancies. The Image Atlas represents some twenty years of work by Jean Shafer, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Rochester School of Medicine.
This collection features approximately 4500 full page plates and other significant illustrations of human anatomy selected from the Jason A. Hannah and Academy of Medicine collections in the history of medicine at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto. Each illustration has been fully indexed using medical subject headings (MeSH), and techniques of illustration, artists, and engravers have been identified whenever possible. There are ninety-five individual titles represented, ranging in date from 1522 to 1867.
There are over 1000 labeled histological features with accompanying functional descriptions. All of this material can be accessed efficiently using an object index or a search page. Guided tours through many Atlas specimens and self-assessment quizzes are also available.
This system provides access to the nearly 60,000 images in the prints and photograph collection of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, pictures of institutions, caricatures, genre scenes, and graphic art in a variety of media, illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine.
The Clendening History of Medicine Library and Museum is the rare books and manuscripts library of the University of Kansas Medical Center. This exhibit displays hundreds of images from medical and natural history texts, most of which were printed before 1800. They are organized by theme: diagnostics, human body, imaging, instruments, physician-patient culture, portraits, public health, reproduction, reproduction instruments, therapeutics.
Images from the John Martin Rare Book Room - Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
Access to various digital albums of images in the history of medicine, including anatomical plates by Pietro da Cortona (1596-1669) and Paolo Mascagni (1752-1815) and the anatomical "flap book" of Johan Remmelin (1583-1632).
Source of images on the history of medicine, modern biomedical science and clinical medicine.
This is an information resource for central nervous system imaging which integrates clinical information with magnetic resonance (MR), x-ray computed tomography (CT), and nuclear medicine images. The Atlas project is made possible in part by the Departments of Radiology and Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School , the Countway Library of Medicine, and the American Academy of Neurology.
This site is devoted entirely to providing access to images of interest to women's health. In addition to providing you with access to OBGYN.net images the site also points to other women's health related images on the Internet.
This NCI Visuals Online database contains images from the collections of the Communication Services Branch and Mass Media Office, components of the Office of Communications, National Cancer Institute. Contents include general biomedical and science-related images, cancer-specific scientific and patient care-related images, and portraits of directors and staff of the National Cancer Institute. All images are in the public domain and may be used, linked, or reproduced without permission. If an image is used, credit should be given to the listed source and/or author.
The Digital Atlas of Ophthalmology, form the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, is a database of images drawn from the clinical experience of the New York Eye and Ear Imfirmary specialists and colleagues around the world. It is intended to serve as a visual reference and educational supplement for ophthalmologists, general physicians and medical stuents.
A free electronic atlas of eye disorders with topics presented visually - as they are in the clinical setting. The images can accessed in many different ways - by disease, by clinical finding, or by categories such as 'White Dot Syndromes'.
A web resource developed and maintained by CDC's Division of Parasitic Diseases (DPD). This image library provides access to all the images contained in the DPDx website, and parasites and parasitic diseases are listed alphabetically and are cross-referenced. Images are accompanied by descriptive text and each thumbnail image links to images for that specific parasite. Information is provided on the outlining causal agent, life cycle, geographic distribution, clinical features, laboratory diagnosis, and available treatments.
From Florida State University College of Medicine, this popular web resource includes over 1900 images along with text, tutorials, laboratory exercises, and examination items for self-assessment that demonstrate gross and microscopic pathologic findings associated with human disease conditions.
The PEIR Digital Library is a collection of over 40,000 images. The collection of images can be searched by source, type or keyword.
The purpose of this WWW site is to enable health care professionals to access high quality pathology images exclusively for instructional purposes.
From the College of Medicine, University of Illinois/Champaigh-Urbana.
The goal of Correlapaedia is to create for the medical apprentice a collection of patient stories in which imaging and pathology plays a key role in diagnosing and managing surgical diseases in children. By reviewing these stories, it is hoped the medical apprentice will be able to add them to their memory and be able to recall them when needed in the future to aid in their diagnosis and treatment of patients.
The scope of the journal is to illustrate graphically the subspeciality of pediatric cardiology by means of online pictures of patients, electrocardiograms, peroperative photographs, echocardiograms, x-rays, and angiograms. Downloading of material is encouraged for teaching purposes, provided that the Journal is cited or acknowledged.
Provided by University Hospitals of Cleveland, Department of Radiology
Public Health Image Library (PHIL)
Much of the information critical to the communication of public health messages is pictorial rather than text-based. Created by a Working Group at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Public Health Image Library offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC's pictures. Intended for public health professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, students, and the worldwide public to use this material for reference, teaching, presentation, and public health messages. The content is organized into hierarchical categories of people, places, and science, and is presented as single images, image sets, and multimedia files.
An index to virus pictures on the web, including information on viruses, their hosts, and the diseases they cause. All viruses are listed according to the family to which they have been assigned by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (ICTV).
Many of the search engines now include the ability to search for images. Remember that each image needs to be investigated to determine if it can be freely used, or if copyright restrictions apply. Look around on the page (often at the bottom) for copyright information, or the e-mail of the Webmaster, who you might contact to ask permission for using the image.
This guide provides selective resources available for finding medical images and illustrations. Any questions, comments or suggestions about this resource guide should be directed to: Elaine Simpson at the John W. Scott Health Sciences Library, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: (780) 492-2191.
Last updated April 16, 2009.