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Welcome to the subject page for Medical Imaging.

This page has been compiled by your subject librarian and will help you to find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available, but will point you in the right direction. 

Take a look at the Using the library pages for more general information about using our services. The Placement Students page provides information on accessing resources whilst away from campus. 

Use OneSearch to find everything that the library has to offer including print books, electronic books, journals and more…

  • Books & Ebooks

    See OneList (online reading lists) for current lists of recommended reading for your course / modules.

    All ebooks, in OneSearch, provide online access from any location. 


    Print books

    Adam, A., Dixon, A.K., Gillard, J.H., Schaefer-Prokop, C., Grainger, R.G and Allison, D.J. (2015) Grainger & Allison's diagnostic radiology Vol.2 : a textbook of medical imagingLondon: Churchill-Livingstone. 

    The new edition of this landmark text gives you a succinct but comprehensive account of all currently available imaging modalities and their clinical applications. It’s an excellent review text for resident radiologists, offering detailed information on all the imaging modalities and interventional procedures needed for exam preparation. Additionally, it helps the practicing radiologists with a concentrated overview of the latest imaging techniques covering all parts of the body.

    Iwanczyk, J.S. (2016) Radiation detectors for medical imagingBoca Raton : CRC Press. 

    This book provides an in depth review of the current status of photon counting detectors and its applications in medical imaging. The book provides a summary of the work that has been done in the last few years as well as a summary of the important work that has been done in the area of photon counting detectors for medical imaging applications. It can be very useful for both new and established investigators in this field.

    Raby, N., Berman, L., Morley, S. and De Lacey, G. (2014) Accident & emergency radiology : a survival guide3rd edn. Edinburgh: Saunders.    

    This book will provide essential reading and support to A&E trainees, medical students, radiology trainees, reporting radiographers and clinical nurse specialists, all of whom may be faced with trauma cases requiring accurate diagnosis and treatment.

    Whitley, A.S. (2016) Clark's positioning in radiography13th edn. Boca Raton: CRC Press. 

    Clark’s Positioning in Radiography continues to be the definitive work on radiographic technique for all students on radiography courses, radiographers in practice and trainee radiologists

    With a clear and easy-to-follow structure,the thirteenth edition includes a number of changes and innovations in radiographic technique including sections on imaging informatics and its role in the modern world of medical imaging, holistic approaches to patient care and discussion of the important aspect of the patient journey.



    Arger, P.H. (2015) Complete Guide to Vascular UltrasoundPhiladelphia : Wolters Kluwer.

    This volume is a comprehensive how-to guide to ultrasound evaluation of vascular pathology. It provides both the technical know-how and the analytical skills needed to obtain the maximum information from examinations and to accurately diagnose a given problem. Chapters provide detailed coverage of abdominal vasculature, peripheral arteries, hemodialysis and bypass grafts, peripheral veins, penile vessels, and the cerebrovascular system.

    Deeg, K.H. (2015) Doppler sonography in infancy and childhood. Cham : Springer.

    This book covers the full range of current applications of Doppler sonography in infancy and childhood, describing the variety of potential findings with the aid of a wealth of images.  

    Greathouse, J.S., McKenna Adler, A. and Carlton, R.R. (2015) Principles of radiographic positioning and procedures pocket guide. 3rd edn. Stamford, CT : Cengage.

    This book gives radiography professionals a handy resource for use on the go. Pocket-sized and comprehensive, the book's quick reference sections for positioning procedures and radiation protection standards puts critical details within reach while working with patients.

    Lazo, D. (2015) Fundamentals of sectional anatomy an imaging approach2nd edn.  Australia : Cengage Learning. 

    This book is the ideal introductory text for new radiography students, those preparing for the CT and MRI exams, or anyone interested in learning about human anatomy. Chapters address the fundamentals of sectional anatomy, starting at the vertex of the skull and descending to the symphysis pubis, with additional in-depth coverage of the vertical column, major joints of the upper and lower extremities, and separate chapters on the facial bones and sinuses.

  • Journals & Eresources

    For help with searching for relevant ebooks and journal articles, have a look at the online tutorial Eresources for health.

    British Journal of Radiology

    Available in print from 1968-2010, and electronically 1928 - present.

    Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice
    Available electronically from 1999 - present

    Available in print from 1995-2009, and electronically 1995 - present.

    Radiotherapy and Oncology
    Available electronically from 1983 - present.

    Key eresources for medical imaging

    Anatomy.TV Interactive 3D anatomy resource.

    SciVerse ScienceDirect

    Science database covering physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities.  Provides access to the SciVerse hub and Scopus, which can be searched for abstracts and limited full text.

    MedlineFull text for more than 1,450 journals, covering medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

    Cochrane Library 
    Provides systematic reviews of clinical based evidence on the effectiveness of specific interventionsYour results will be a mixture of reviews and clinical trials. It will depend on your topic as to whether there will be a relevant review.

    An index of nursing and allied health articles.  Access to over 300 full text journals.

    Academic Search Complete 
    A multi-disciplinary full text database of over 5,500 journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,500 journals.

    NHS Evidence
    A search engine from the NHS for health and social care professionals, providing access to evidence-based health information, NICE guidelines and much more. Download the Quick guide to NHS Evidence.

  • Websites

    A selection of useful and reputable websites have been collected together for you here.  Obviously many more are available on the web but do make sure you evaluate all websites and any information you find in them before using them in your studies. 


    Department of Health

    Society of Radiographers 
    The website for the Society of Radiographers, who represent the professional, educational and workplace interests of radiographers in the UK and overseas.

    Royal College of Radiologists
    The website of the Royal College of Radiologists'.  Their principal objectives are the study and advancement of the science and practice of oncology and radiology.

    Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
    A list of publications from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, including date of next review. Many can be downloaded as PDF files.

    British Institute of Radiology
    The website of the British Institute of Radiology, an independent multidisciplinary organisation, and a registered charity, whose membership is open to everyone with an interest in radiology and radiation oncology.

    Royal College of Radiologists
    The Royal College of Radiologists' principal objectives are the study and advancement of the science and practice of oncology and radiology.

    British Medical Ultrasound (BMUS)
    Website of the British Medical Ultrasound Society. 

    British Nuclear Medicine Society
    The journal, Nuclear Medicine Communications, is available here, as well as the society newsletter, awards and details about upcoming conferences. 


    Health statistics

    Office for National Statistics - Neighbourhood Statistics provides ward-level data across England.   

    UK National Statistics - health and social care the official UK statistics site.

    World Health Organization Statistical Information Service  (WHOSIS) 


    Other resources

    NHS Choices: Behind the headlines: takes you to the research behind the news headlines.

    BBC Health news 

    Medical Image Library from the Wellcome Trust.