Searching for information on the web efficiently requires developing a search strategy. Do you need very specific information? If so, a search engine is the best search tool to use, with keywords that are specific to your information need. Unsure or looking for more general information on a topic? Start with a subject directory and search broad topics. Many specialized databases and search tools are also available on the Web. Some selected websites for radiologic science are below.
Click the Research Skills tab above for great resources to help you evaluate health information on the Web.
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.
Radiopaedia.org's "mission is to create the best possible radiology reference and teaching site and make it available to everyone, for ever, for free." It includes an encyclopaedia, organized by section and system of the body, and cases are reviewed by editors before posting.
RadiologyInfo - www.radiologyinfo.org
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 - www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/
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.
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.
LearningRadiology.com 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.
American Association of Radiologic Technologists
Site inclides information about the association, upcoming conferences, careers, and publication.
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists - www.arrt.org
Site providing information on state licensing, ARRT registration requirements, education, examination, ethics, publication, and more.