Gross Anatomy/Radiology Library


The practice of medicine now requires physicians to understand and interpret digital images of body structure obtained by CT, MRI and ultrasound. Imaging technology has made major advances in increasing resolution and flexibility in visualization and three-dimensional reconstruction of the human body. The rapid expansion of digital data bases and systems has brought those images to the computers of doctors' offices. Interpretation of digital images requires detailed training in the anatomical sciences and is no longer limited to specialists. .

To address these issues, faculty of the Department of Anatomy and Pathology and the Department of Radiology have assembled a data base of images for study and review by medical students, faculty and health professionals. The images below have been made accessible by being placed in PowerPoint files. In many cases, images can be reviewed as a series in registration, permitting structures to be traced in successive sections.

This library is organized in three sections. The first section has PowerPoint files of radiographic images organized by body region. The second part contains complete labeled CT and MRI series. The third part has links to other websites that are particularly useful for review of Anatomy and Radiology. This library is in an ongoing process of assembly and organization. We welcome and appreciate any inputs and donations of images.


Dr. Sasha N. Zill
Department of Anatomy and Pathology
office: MEB 216A
phone: 304-696-7384


Dr. Peter Chirico 
Department of Radiology
Cabell Huntington Hospital
1340 Hal Greer Blvd.
Huntington, WV 25701

Dr. Paul Bailey, JCESOM Class of 2009

Dr. Shabbir Matcheswalla, Department of Medicine


Clinicians: special thanks to
Dr. W. Michael Hensley, Parkersburg Radiology Services, Parkersburg, WV

Medical Students/Graduates
Dr. Amanda Butcher, JCESOM Class of 2008
Matt Harper, JCESOM Class of 2010
Beatrice Grasu, JCESOM Class of 2011
Giri Sura, JCESOM Class of 2012

Maintained By: Sasha Zill, PhD
Last Updated: 2/6/2017


undefinedThis excellent atlas has a number of radiographs, ultrasound, CT and MRI images presented as matched unlabeled and labeled pairs.

Title: Anatomy in Diagnostic Imaging
Authors: Peter Fleckenstein and Jorgen Tranum-Jensen
Publisher: W. B,. Saunders
Edition: Second Edition (in paperback)
ISBN: ISBN-10: 072169358X, ISBN-13: 978-0721693583

undefinedMany students have found this book to be excellent for review of Radiology. It also includes links to a very useful website (see below):

Title: Learning Radiology: Recognizing the Basics
Author: William Herring
Publisher: W. B,. Saunders
Edition: Second Edition (in paperback cost $55.95 at released 2011
ISBN: ISBN-10: 0323074448, ISBN-13: 978-0323074445

Anatomy for Diagnostic Imaging (Third Edition) by Stephanie Ryan, Michelle McNicholas and Stephan Eustace.  This is a very good text (available in Kindle) which is organized by system and correlates different types of images with anatomical structure they depict.  It is an excellent review for students who are thinking of specializing in radiology but useful in other ways as well.  The use of 3D reconstructions and Ultrasound is exceptional and there are clinical correlates ('radiology pearls') throughout.  


Emergency Radiology : Case Studies by David T. Schwartz - A very good resource covering multiple topics from the plain film to abdominal X-rays to cervical spine and so on. Easy to read, lots of pictures, excellent learning resource for anyone going into radiology, emergency medicine, or any field of medicine that requires radiologic interpretation.

Felson's Principles of Chest Roentgenology Text with CD-ROM (Goodman, Felson's Principles of Chest Roentgenology) by Lawrence R. Goodman MD. The text that practically all medical students use between their third and fourth years of medical school in preparation for the radiology rotation/4rth year exam. This book is designed to teach the student a systematic and organized way to approach a chest film. The text is able to be completed over one weekend, but more importantly, the material sticks with the reader as the text is designed in a question and answer format and repetition is key. There are plenty of images. There is also a CD which contains even more images and discussion.

Squire's Fundamentals of Radiology: Sixth Edition (Hardcover) by Robert A. Novelline. Another excellent learning resource. Was designed to encompass topics from all of the fields in Radiology. Does include radiologic and anatomic correlates in the beginning).

Radiology Secrets by Scott Pretorius MD - This text is probably designed more for the student going into the field of radiology. However, the topics covered are extensive and written in a way that almost any student can understand. The image to text ratio is less but the images provided are effective. The book is written in the typical Secrets format of question and answer.

The Requisites (Series). The series provides a set of resources broken down by radiologic topic. It is best used as a compliment to other sources to further read about medical conditions and differential diagnosis.

Cranial Nerves: Anatomy, Pathology, Imaging by Devin K. Binder, D. Christian Sonne and Nancy J. Fischbein - This is a problem-based book that reviews the basic anatomy of the cranial nerves and correlates pathology with excellent images obtained by a variety of contemporary techniques. It is probably more a book for specialists but is extremely useful as a resource for modern brain imaging.

  1. an outstanding source for study of radiology and pathology from the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. It contains a large number of case studies organized by organ system as well as relevant discussions/lectures. This site is exceptionally good source that most medical students use frequently, once discovered. Each week a new 'quiz' is produced, after completing the quiz the topic presented is discussed in a short readable format. The site contains an Archives listing of previous quizzes that are able to be reviewed.
  2. Radiology Atlas (SUNY Downstate Medical Center) - images for review and self test:
  3. Radiology Education: This website is maintained by Dr. Michael P. D'Alessandro, Professor of Radiology at the University of Iowa.  It has an extensive collection of links related to clinical radiology and anatomy
  4. Radiographic Anatomy (University of Washington) - links to lectures and images in Radiographic Anatomy
  5. Clinical Images and Lectures in MRI (Harvard University) - an extensive library of clinical cases and images; also good lectures on MRI (T1 vs T2):
  6. Catalog of Clinical Images (University of California, San Diego) - an extensive collection of links to other websites (for review look at section on Clinical Imaging/Radiology):
  7. Radiological Society of North America - Website for online access to Radiographics and Radiology, and other radiology resources:
  8. Introduction to Radiology - Website produced by the University of Virginia, provides multiple tutorials online covering topics from chest radiography to nuclear medicine:
  9. Radiology Education - This site provides useful links to multiple resources both print and online on radiology topics):
  10. RadQuiz - Presented through the American College of Radiology, the site produced regular imaging quizzes with discussion of the answers to the imaging questions. This site also contains multiple listings of radiologic journals and books that students may find useful:
  11. - This website contains links to journal articles the student may find useful when reading about a disease process or preparing a presentation:
  12. Reading Chest X-Rays - In a recent survey (, residency program directors ranked the ability to read chest x-rays as the most essential radiological skill for medical students to attain. Two of the best tutorials are:
  13. Atlas of Radiological Images (Loyola University) - This is an excellent clinical/anatomical resource. It has a number of images of clinical syndromes/conditions organized by system/pathology. The descriptions are short but valuable:
  14. Radiology Masterclass - A very interesting and informative web site (based in the UK) with tutorials that elucidate both anatomy and radiology. Registering on the site is free.
  15. Radiopaedia - This website is sponsored by UBM Medica, a multinational corporation headquartered in London, UK.  It has a large collection of radiological images and an encyclopedia that covers a wide variety of subjects, including mnemonics.
  16. Tutorial on MRI images - Reading MRI images can be difficult because the settings (T1 vs T2) change the appearance and clinical interpretation of structures. This is a link to an online course on the science underlying MRI imaging.
  17. Labeled images and anatomy tables (University of Arkansas School of Medicine) - This website has a collection of basic radiographic (x-ray) images that could be very useful for a rapid review (  The site also has tables of anatomical structures (nerves, arteries, muscles, fascia, viscera) arranged by body region that could be valuable as reference resources.
  18. Radiology Teaching Files (University of Rochester) - This is an excellent library of images from case studies. The cases are organized clinically (ex. cardiac, pediatric, mammography) and each set has information on patient history, findings, diagnosis, discussion and scholarly references.