06 January 2011

Imaging Medicine in 2011

Let's start the new year off gently:  Most of us are coming back to a full inbox, a stack of messages and a lengthy to do list with only a few days off!  Instead of offering another information tip or tool that would add to the reading pile I thought perhaps a visual topic would be a more appealing: a softer way to ease into things for the New Year.  Appealing and softer does NOT refer to the subject matter (which is often pretty graphic); nevertheless, since this is a clinical info blog the 'visual nature' shouldn't be anything out of the ordinary for most of my readers.

As I was working on updating gastrointestinal information/resources for an updated MLA Encyclopedic Guide I came across NEJM's "Images in Clinical Medicine", an image bank browsable by specialty.  What's great is the clinician's description and brief case history related to the images, including the name and contact of the clinician submitting the photograph and definitely worth a browse!

Want more image resources?  Check out these ones below!
  • Hardin MD : From the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa
  • Trip Database : After a search images are located on the lower right hand side
  • HONMedia : A Geneva based, UN consultative database of medical images and videos
  • Medical Image Resources : A more comprehensive list of image databases compiled by UBC
Keep in mind that these images may be subject to copyright so make sure to contact the publisher/author/photographer if you're going to use these resources for more than your own research or information.

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