Medical Images and Illustrations
Please check the copyright statements on the site before using the image. Most of the sites listed on this page permit users to download the images for non-commercial purposes, such as in for use in lectures, as long as the source of the image is included.
AccessMedicine Images [SOM] - Search or browse the index of images, video, and audio.
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Image Bank [Free] - Contains over 2100 images. Free registration required to download images.
Biology Image Library [Free] - Biomed Central. The Biology Image Library is a peer-reviewed online collection of images, movies, illustrations, and animations across biology and biomedicine. They cover Developmental Biology, Histology & Pathology, Immunology, Microbiology & Parasitology, Molecular & Cellular Biology, and Neuroscience.
The Cell: An Image Library [Free] – American Society for Cell Biology. The Cell: An Image Library is a freely accessible, easy-to-search, public repository of reviewed and annotated images, videos, and animations of cells from a variety of organisms, showcasing cell architecture, intracellular functionalities, and both normal and abnormal processes.
GoldMiner [Free] – Radiological image search engine from the American Roentgen Ray Society.
Hardin MD Medical Pictures/Disease Pictures [Free] - Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa. This page is a subject directory of links to pictures from a wide variety of online sources.
Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) [Free] - International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE), University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. HEAL is a digital repository that allows medical educators to discover, download, and re-use over 22,000 medical education resources.
LearningRadiology.com - Images [Free] - Developed and maintained by Dr. William Herring and other staff at the Albert Einstein Medical Center.
MDConsult Images [SOM] - Quickly search over 50,000 high-quality medical images from the medical books on MDConsult. Images include photos, tables, graphs, and more.
MedEdPortal [Free] - Association of American Medical Colleges. MedEdPortal is a free peer-reviewed publication service and repository for medical and oral health teaching materials, assessment tools, and faculty development resources.
Medical Image Database at NLM [Free] - National Library of Medicine. A medical image database for mobile devices from the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Electronic Fascicles.
MedPix [Free] – A free medical image database and radiology portal, provided by the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD.
The New England Journal of Medicine Figures & Multimedia [USC] - Search or browse over 900 images of common clinical presentations. These images can be used as an educational tool to help residents and medical students quickly identify common conditions.
NIH Photogalleries [Free] - National Institutes of Health. This site includes links to the image collections from the National Cancer Institute, the National Eye Institute, and many more.
PMC Images [Free] - When you search PMC, it will automatically search the archive for relevant images and figures from journal articles. Thumbnails of the most relevant images will appear in an Images Results display in the upper right corner of your search results. (Images will not appear for searches that use Limits or Advanced Search features.) The PMC Images search tool will also be displayed when you search PubMed, as long as the search results meet a number of criteria, e.g., results with a minimum of 250 citations, filters are not active, the search does not include Boolean operators, the search retrieves a minimum of 4 relevant images.
Public Health Image Library [Free] - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Public Health Image Library is an organized gateway to the CDC’s photos, illustrations, and multimedia files.
WebPath [Free] - The Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education, Mercer University School of Medicine – Savannah. WebPath contains over 2700 images with text that illustrate gross and microscopic pathologic findings along with radiologic imaging associated with human disease conditions. Also includes tutorials and self-assessment items.
Yottalook [Free] – A free medical imaging search engine. Over 750,000 images. Developed and maintained by four radiologists.