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Medical Images

This guide contains resources to help you locate medical images.


ASH Image Bank (American Society of Hematology) - A web-based library with a collection of high-quality, peer-reviewed images showing hematologic topics. 

Cell Image Library: A repository for high-quality images and movies of cells from different organisms. 

Cells Alive!: Includes images of cells, microbes, and the immune system. Here is how to cite images from this website. 

ECG Image Index: Hundreds of ECGs from Dr. Alan Lindsay.

Skin Deep: Is an open access bank of high-quality photographs of medical conditions with a range of skin tones. Images may be searched by description, diagnosis, or body part

MedPics (UC San Diego School of Medicine) - Contains clinical images, hematology, histology, and pathology. MedPics is searchable in standard mode or review / self-study mode. 

The Whole Brain Atlas (by Harvard) - Contains images of normal and diseased brains. Topics include: stroke, brain tumors, degenerative disease, and inflammatory disease. 

Historical Anatomies of the Web (NIH): Images from anatomical atlases in the National Library of Medicine's collection.

Public Health Image Library PHIL (CDC) - Contains photos and illustrations that can be used for educators, researchers, and health care providers. Users may select images/illustrations to add to 'my pictures' if they create an account. 

MedPix (National Library of Medicine) - Open-access containing 12,000+ cases, 59,000 images, and 9,000 clinical topics. Images are searchable by organ system, patient symptoms, signs, diagnosis, image modality, image description, keywords, authors, etc. 

The Cancer Imaging Archive (TCIA) - Contains imaging of lung, breast, neuro MRI, virtual colonoscopy, etc. 

Structured Analysis of the Retina (funded by NIH) - Images can be viewed under the "data" section of the web page. 

Library of Congress Prints & Photographs: Contains photographs, artwork, and history of medicine. 

Open-I: Open Access Biomedical Image Search Engine through the National Library of Medicine. 

LearningRadiology: Image gallery for radiology. 

Cancer.Net: Contains both full-color anatomical illustrations and illustrations of cancer by stage. 

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Visuals: Collection of more than 3,600 images from the NIH. Contains photographs and illustrations. 

NIH Health Gallery: Free-to-use NIH Health research images, 3D print images, infographics, and illustrations. 

Infectious Disease Images: Images from Massachusetts General Hospital Infectious Diseases Division and Microbiology Lab. 

Wellcome Images: A unique collection of medical images from the museum's collection of illustrations, photos, and paintings. The Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that supports research into mental health and infectious disease. Click the link and select the 'images' tab 

Multi-Dimensional Human Embryo: Images produced by magnetic resonance imaging, funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). 

Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: Open-access repository of digital materials, including images. Find images by selecting "images" under the file type section. 

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