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Image Search Tips
There are many places to find images. Locating high-quality images that clearly display normal and abnormal pathology is important for imaging professionals and students.
Many electronic sources utilize lower quality images because they have smaller file sizes and load faster in browsers. While great for fast-loads, these lower quality images are poor choices for educational projects and health science students/professionals.
DMI-specific textbooks, journals and websites publish high quality images designed to meet the educational needs of healthcare imaging professionals.
Places to locate quality images
Scan from books and journal articles (flatbed & book scanners are available in the Library)
Utilize the Library's Imaging Reserves Collection and General collection books
Download images from the Library's diagnostic imaging ebooks
Search your disease/condition and imaging modality in the Library's databases--many articles contain diagnostic images
Explore the credible imaging websites linked from this guide
Select image search
Search for disease or condition
Narrow search results by adding words like diagnosis, treatment or a specific imaging modality (e.g. ultrasound or MRI)
Try variations of image modality for more results (xray, x-ray, radiograph)
Make certain the images that you findare HUMANS not ANIMALS!
Veterinarians use diagnostic images too
DO NOT save or download thumbnails, pull up the full size image then right click and save
Thumbnails are low-quality replications of original pictures
Collect all citation information before navigating away from a source(see the Research Toolkit for APA citation image examples)