VisualDx started as a dermatology resource and is now a medical image library containing over 32,000 images. For a given medical condition, VisualDx provides multiple images that vary according to age, location on the body, skin pigmentation, and other clinical features. In addition to images, you can also:
- read a synopsis of the conditions
- learn diagnostic pearls as well as pitfalls
- see a list of associated medications if the condition can be drug-related
- find out the latest evidence for therapeutic treatments
- download the mobile app
Type in the name of a condition, or use the “Quick Start Differential Builder” on the home page.
Clinical Key can be used to access both electronic textbooks and journals, but it is also a good source of high-quality medical images. Type in the name of a condition and press enter, then look for the “Filter by” section on the left-hand side of the page. Click the check-box next to “Images.” From the results page, you can click on an image to view it in a larger size, or go to the source book or journal from where the picture came. All images have originated from either a book or journal.
Try out these resources today! If you have questions or would like to schedule a one-on-one consultation to learn more about these or other resources, contact me at the email address or phone number below. There are many other sources of high-quality medical images, and a list has been compiled by Health Sciences Library staff on a LibGuide titled Images and Media.
Kristen DeSanto, MSLS, MS, RD, AHIP
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