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Biomedical Image Collections Guide
Table of Contents:

Medicine (general)
  • American Society of Hematology Image Bank
    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.
  • An@tomy.tv Authentication Required
    The world's most detailed 3D model of human anatomy available online created by Primal Pictures. Includes features such as interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI, clinical slides and xrays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides, dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. Focuses on muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries, bones.
  • Atlas of Histology
    Includes over 1000 labeled histological features and accompanying functional descriptions. All images are accessible though an alphabetical index and a search engine.
  • Brain Biodiversity Bank Atlases
    Michigan State University online atlases of the brains of humans, sheep, dolphins, and more. Search for brain images by animal category.
  • Genome Image Gallery
    Genome Sciences images from the Department of Energy Human Genome Project. Search by topic or browse by categories including Human Chromosome Gallery, Basic Genomics, and more.
  • Harvard's Whole Brain Atlas
    Atlas of the human brain from Harvard Medicine. Browse for a variety of images by normal brain or brain disease type.
  • HEAL Images
    HEAL is a digital repository that allows medical educators to discover, download, and re-use over 22,000 medical education resources.
  • Images from the History of Medicine
    mages from the History of Medicine (IHM) provides access to nearly 70,000 images in the collections of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to 21st century.
  • Medscape Medical
    Over 10,000 medical images. Search for images by limiting your "content type" to "images."
  • Open-i Open Access Biomedical Image Search Engine
    Open-i is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored project designed to "provide next generation information retrieval services for biomedical articles from the full text collections such as PubMed Central. It is unique in its ability to index both the text and images in the articles." The initial launch is with 600,000 images, with plans to scale in the millions over time.
  • Springer Images
    SpringerImages is a growing collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields, including high-quality clinical images from images.MD. Over 50,000 of these images are provided for free to the public from their site.
  • The JayDoc HistoWeb
    JayDoc HistoWeb is an online histology atlas. The creators of HistoWeb allow use of the content for non-profit, educational purposes.
  • Wellcome Images
    Over 40,000 current and historical medical images; topics include medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science.
History of Medicine
  • American Social Hygiene Posters
    University of Minnesota collection of social hygiene posters from 1910-1970.Ssearch by year, topic, or browse by categories including family health, mental health, women, and more.
  • Images from the History of Medicine
    mages from the History of Medicine (IHM) provides access to nearly 70,000 images in the collections of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S National Library of Medicine (NLM). The collection includes portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to 21st century.
  • Medicine and Madison Avenue
    Over 600 historical and health-related advertisements printed in newspapers and magazines from 1910-1959; categories include cigarettes, vitamins and tonics, diet, and more From Duke University Libraries digital collections.
Cardiology
  • Alan E Lindsay ECG Learning Center in Cyberspace
    The ECG Learning Center also includes diagrams useful in explaining ECG abnormalities. Use of ECG Learning Center images is governed by a Creative Commons Copyright which allows rather liberal non-profit use.
  • ECG Library
    The ECG Library includes approximately 50 ECGs, a few diagrams useful in explaining ECG abnormalities, and a brief history of electrocardiography. Materials available through the site may be used for non-commercial purposes if their source is acknowledged.
Dentistry
  • An@tomy.tv Authentication Required
    The world's most detailed 3D model of human anatomy available online created by Primal Pictures. Includes features such as interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI, clinical slides and xrays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides, dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. Focuses on muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries, bones.
  • Biology Image Library
    Biology Image Library: Collection of images, movies, illustrations and animations across biology and biomedicine. You can download as much material as you want for non-commercial purposes, such as for use in lectures or seminars.Some dental images - type in 'dental, teeth, oral'
  • HON Media Gallery
    Non-governmental organization whose central purpose is to set standards for the presentation of health information on the web. The Media Gallery is a searchable repository of over 6,800 images and videos which meet HON standards.  Search under: Dental, Oral, Tooth/Teeth
  • Illustrata - Natural Sciences Authentication Required
    Searchable tables, figures, graphs, charts and other illustrations from the scholarly research and technical literature. Search results – the objects – can be viewed in full, in either (thumbnail or enhanced format) along with the caption, author and source information and additional index terms that can be used for further searching. A link back to the parent record provides a summary view of all the objects associated with that paper.
  • MedlinePlus
    MedlinePlus has extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources on over 590 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and dictionaries, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of clinical trials.
  • TRIP Database
    The trip database contained Evidence Based Healthcare reources. Each abstract denotes the source and description of information along with complete citations.
Dermatology
  • Dermatology Image Bank
    Includes images of many different dermatologic disorders. Maintained by the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Multimedia items may be downloaded and used for educational purposes.
Embryology
  • Embryology Imaages: Normal and Abnormal Mammalian
    Embryo Images Normal and Abnormal Mammalian Development 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. Because early human embryos are not readily available and because embryogenesis is very similar across mammalian species, the majority of mic
  • Multi-Dimensional Human Embryo
    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.
  • Visible Embryo
    Detailed accounts of stages of fetal development, images, embryology links. Site created with National Institute of Health support.
Gynaecology
  • An@tomy.tv Authentication Required
    The world's most detailed 3D model of human anatomy available online created by Primal Pictures. Includes features such as interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI, clinical slides and xrays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides, dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. Focuses on muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries, bones.
  • Composite Atlases
    REGISTRATION REQUIRED Global Library of Women's Medicine Includes pathology, anatomy, MRI, CT and X-Ray images.
  • HEAL
    HEAL is a digital repository that allows medical educators to discover, download, and re-use over 22,000 medical education resources.
  • WebPath: Female Genital Tract Pathology
    University of Utah A series of images demonstrating gross and microscopic pathologic findings for a variety of disease processes. A short description accompanies each image.
Kinesiology
  • An@tomy.tv Authentication Required
    The world's most detailed 3D model of human anatomy available online created by Primal Pictures. Includes features such as interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI, clinical slides and xrays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides, dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. Focuses on muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries, bones.
  • Google Body Browser
    Load WebGL and the beta version of Google Chrome to use this. View the human body as you would google earth!
  • HEAL Images
    HEAL is a digital repository that allows medical educators to discover, download, and re-use over 22,000 medical education resources.
  • Wellcome Images
    Over 40,000 current and historical medical images; topics include medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science.
  • Wikimedia Commons
    Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content including images, sound and video clips.
Pathology
  • Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education
    The WebPath® computer-aided instructional resource at this website contains over 2000 images with text that illustrate gross and microscopic pathologic findings along with radiologic imaging associated with human disease conditions. For self-assessment and study there are over 2000 examination items. There are more than 20 tutorials in specific subject areas.
  • PEIR Digital Library
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham allows some non-profit, educational use of the images included in this searchable database.
  • Radiologic Anatomy Browser
    Radiologic image browser and a glossary with image links produced by the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine The Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD
  • Urbana Atlas of Pathology
    Developed by University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, this resources provides an overview of a number of pathologies including cardiovascular, endocrine, pulmonary, and renal.
Surgical Science
  • John Martin Rare Book Room Images
    These unique sets of several hundred images from the 5,000 volume John Martin Rare Book Room have been selected from some of the more striking works in the collection and include illustrations relating to anatomy, physiology, surgery, obstetrics, and therapeutics. An effort has been made to avoid duplicating the work of other digitizing projects relating to the history of medicine and to include only those images not already scanned in high resolution.
Urology
  • Urology
    Dermatlas, Johns Hopkins University
Veterinary Science
  • Animal Science Image Gallery  
    The Animal Science Image Gallery is a collaborative project of the USDA National Agricultural Library and the American Society of Animal Science.
  • The Mouse Brain Library
    Supported as part of the Informatics Center for Mouse Neurogenetics, a Human Brain Project/Neuroinformatics program funded jointly by the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Science Foundation (P20-MH 62009
  • Virtual Cat Dissection
    From Penn State, real images document dissection of a cat, showing external anatomy to the nervous system.


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