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CUNY School of Medicine Medical library: Medical Image References

Below you can find medical images and videos to use in presentations. Use Hyperlinks where appropriate. 

Medical Image References

  • AnatQuest: Anatomic Images Online: The U.S. National Library of Medicine's Visible Human Project has produced high resolution cryosectional color images of human anatomy.

  • Cells Alive: Images, interactive diagrams and animations pertaining to cell biology, microbiology, immunology and microscopy.

  • ClinicalKey: Images: 2.2 million+ medical images for use in presentations and handouts.

  • ClinicalKey: Procedure Consult Images: Procedures Consult articles (300+) each include detailed video, text and illustrations covering top medical procedures, with a focus on patient safety guidelines.

  • Embryo Images - Normal and Abnormal Mammalian Development: Uses scanning electron micrographs (SEMs) as the primary resource to teach mammalian embryology. 

  • The Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education: Contains over 2,000 images with text, 2,000+ examination items and more than 20 tutorials in specific subject areas.

  • JayDoc HistoWeb: Tissue slides of cell structure, epithelia, glands, nervous system, muscles, and more. 

  • NCI Visuals Online: A collection of 3,426 images spans everything from biomedical, science, and patient-care related illustrations and images to portraits of present and past directors and the staff of the National Cancer Institute. 

  • Netanatomy: An online resource including cross-sectional images, x-rays and a breakdown of anatomical terminology. 

  • NIH Image Gallery

  • NLM's Digital Collections: The National Library of Medicine's free online resource of biomedical books and still and moving images.

  • Open-i: Open Access Biomedical Image Search Engine: Enables search and retrieval of abstracts and images (including charts, graphs, clinical images, etc.) from the open source literature, and biomedical image collections.

  • PathoPic: A public access image database providing images of high quality for use in medical education and public health information. 

  • Public Health Image Library (PHIL): Offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC's pictures.

  • Virtual Human Embryo (VHE): This 14,250-page, illustrated atlas of human embryology,  presents all 23 Carnegie Stages of development during the 8-week embryonic period.

  • Visible Human Project: The Visible Human Project was established in 1989 to build a digital image library of volumetric data representing adult male and female anatomy.

  • VisualDX

  • Wellcome Library: Images: Free images are those available completely free-of-charge in high resolution under a CC-BY licence.