Radiologic Sciences & Diagnostic Medical Imaging

Use this guide to quickly find reputable sources and save time on your research! Contact your subject librarian or the reference librarians if you need more help. For an overview of how to research efficiently, see Steps of the Research Process.


New Materials

Digital Radiography: An Introduction
Seeram, Euclid.
Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning, c2011
Rosenberg Circulating / RC78.7.D35 S44 2011

Pediatric Imaging: A Case Review, 2nd ed
Thierry A.G.M. Huisman, et al.
Philadelphia, PA : Mosby Elsevier, c2011
Rosenberg Circulating / RJ51.R3 W37 2011

The Sorcerer's Apprentice [ebook]: How Medical Imaging Is Changing Health Care
Hillman, Bruce
New York: Oxford University Press, 2011
Full text ebook

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Finding Materials in the Library

Search CityCat to find books, e-books, disks and more. There are many ways to search, such as Title, Author and Keyword.

Books in the library are organized by call number according to the Library of Congress classification system which groups items by subject, so you can often simply browse the shelves. Here are some relevant subjects and their call numbers:

Radiography, medical RC78-RC78.5
Diagnostic imaging RC78.7.D53
Magnetic resonance imaging RC78.7N83
Diagnosis, ultrasonic RC78.7U4
Tomography RC78.7T6
Radiotherapy RM845 - RM862


Reference Sources

Reference books are great for short overviews and background information. There are also reference resources in our database section.

Stedman's Radiology Words: Includes Nuclear Medicine & Other Imaging, 5th ed.
Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006.
Rosenberg Reference / RC78.A3 S74 2006

Real Whole-Body MRI [electronic resource]: Requirements, Indications, Perspectives
Mathias Goyen, ed.
New York: McGraw-Hill Medical, c2008.
Full text ebook

Diagnostic Radiography
Seeram, Euclid. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning, c2011.
RC78.7.D35 S44 2011  Rosenberg Circulating

Patient Care in Imaging Technology
Torres, Lillian S. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott, c2010.
RC78 .T67 2010 Rosenberg Circulating

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Use databases for specialized and the most up-to-date information, especially academic (scholarly) sources that are not available for free on the Web. See the Articles & Databases page for a full list of databases available.

CINAHL Plus with Fulltext
An EBSCO database of the well-respected CINAHL -- Comprehensive Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Use Basic or Advanced Search, or use CINAHL subject headings to find information by health condition, system of the body and treatment, and even population.

Health Reference Center Academic (Gale)
A collection of databases from Gale that provide access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, as well as personal health information resources. Content from 1980 to the present.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
An EBSCO database for the medical field. Excellent source for peer-reviewed articles. Includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which has over a thousand generic drug patient education sheets.

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Use websites for government information, statistics and current events. It's very important to carefully evaluate websites for accuracy, currency, bias and credibility.

American Association of Radiologic Technologists

This is the site of the American Association of Radiologic Technologists. It carries information about the association, upcoming conferences, careers, and publication.

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists -
It is the site of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. The site provides information on state licensing, ARRT registration requirements, education, examination, ethics, publication, and so forth.

Evidence-Based Practice Tutorial Joint venture of the Duke University and Chapel Hill Health Sciences libraries introduces the concepts of evidence-based practice and includes interactive quizzes to test your understanding. Website created by the director of the Radiology Residency Program of a Philadelphia medical center. Site includes images, cases, and course materials and lectures by faculty at the medical center.

TRIP Database (Turning Research Into Practice) is a free-to-register database of evidence-based materials in the health sciences. After an initial search, a navigation bar on the left allows you to narrow and browse results by type of resource (eg, images, video), clinical specialty, and other choices.

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Image Sources Online

MedPix - Medical Image Database

The site provides the general public with information about radiology and particularly on the following radiologic techniques: breast imaging, CT, interventional radiology, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, ultrasound, X-rays, etc.

Radiographic Anatomy - University Of Kansas Medical Center database of images, normal anatomical films, and case studies.

RadiologyInfo -
The project created a “complete, anatomically detailed, three-dimensional representations of the normal male and female human bodies through acquisition of transverse CT, MR and cryosection images of representative male and female cadavers.”

Whole Brain Atlas -
Harvard Medical School resource for neuroimaging.



Physics and Technology of Medical Imaging -
Author's companion website to textbook of the same name. Website includes visuals, outlines and information on topics such as radiation for imaging and major methods of imaging.

Simply Physics - Web-based primer on physics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Radiographic Technology Index - Online glossary of radiographic terms and concepts. Images are also available from the site's homepage. Website is UK-based.

Review of Radiologic Physics
Huda, Walter.
Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott, c2010.
Rosenberg Circulating R896.5 .H83 2010