This guide provides links to medical image Web sites. Please check the usage policies for each site before downloading any images. Free usage of images is allowed on some sites for educational purposes, while others require that you ask permission or register before using the images.
Please note: Images obtained from other web sites cannot be used on InfoScope nor on MCW public web pages unless explicit permission is obtained from the source. For example, it would be violation of copyright to download an image from Google Images and upload it onto an MCW department web page without also obtaining permission.
AnatQuest: Anatomic Images Online
Flickr: Creative Commons
Health Education Assets Library (HEAL)
Images from the National Library of Medicine History of Medicine Division
Internet Pathology Laboratory - Mercer University
National Science Foundation Image Library
Open-i (National Library of Medicine)
Visible Human Project
All resources are available on All E-Resources web page. Electronic books are excellent sources for quality images!
AccessEmergency Medicine, AccessMedicine, AccessPediatrics, AccessSurgery - Images from textbooks are available on the Images tab.
MD Consult – Collection of searchable images from textbooks. Look for “Images” on the top blue navigation menu.
STAT!Ref – Collection of images from textbooks. Go to “Advanced Search” to search only images.
Anatomy.tv – Anatomy images.
Electronic Journals – Some journals have images available from published articles that are searchable. Check the journal to see if images are searchable. The following journals have images. Go to the E-Journals List to locate links to the journals.