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
email: sensillum@aol.com
university: zill@marshall.edu

web: http://users.marshall.edu/~zill/



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





This 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



Many 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 Amazon.com) released 2011
ISBN: ISBN-10: 0323074448, ISBN-13: 978-0323074445


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) Upper extremity and back radiographs (download)

2) Thorax radiographs (download)

3) Head and Neck radiographs (download)

4) Abdomen and Pelvis radiographs (download)

5) Lower Extremity radiographs (download)




Note: Some files have Scout images indicating the plane of section for orientation on each PowerPoint slide. We recommend that you look at these files first if you are starting to review CT or MRI. 


1) Thorax - Axial CT series with radiopaque dye and MRI series including Scout images  (download)


2) Thorax - Axial CT series with radiopaque dye lung window (download)


3) Thorax - Axial CT series with retroesophageal subclavian artery  (download)


4) Abdomen - Axial CT series with radiopaque dye including Scout images (download)


5) Abdomen and Pelvis- Axial CT series with radiopaque dye and barium (download)


6) Abdomen and Pelvis- Axial CT series with inguinal hernia (download)


7) Head and Neck/Brain - MRI series in horizontal, sagittal, coronal planes (download)


8) Head and Neck - CT series horizontal (download)


1) http://www.learningradiology.com/- 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: http://ect.downstate.edu/courseware/rad-atlas/index.html

3) Radiologic Anatomy Browser (Uniformed Services University) - images for review and self test: http://rad.usuhs.mil/rad/iong/homepage.html

4) Radiographic Anatomy (University of Washington) - links to a number of image sets: http://www.rad.washington.edu/academics/academic-sections/msk/teaching-materials/radiology-anatomy-teaching-modules/

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): http://eradiology.bidmc.harvard.edu 

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): http://meded.ucsd.edu/clinicalimg/links.htm

7) Radiological Society of North America  - Website for online access to Radiographics and Radiology, and other radiology resources: http://www.rsna.org/

8) Introduction to Radiology  - Website produced by the University of Virginia, provides multiple tutorials online covering topics from chest radiography to nuclear medicine: http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/rad/

9) Radiology Education - This site provides useful links to multiple resources both print and online on radiology topics): http://www.radiologyeducation.com/

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: http://www.radquiz.com/

11) Radiology.org - This website contains links to journal articles the student may find useful when reading about a disease process or preparing a presentation: http://www.radiology.org/

12) Reading Chest X-Rays - In a recent survey (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23452470), 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: http://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/MedEd/Radio/curriculum/Harrisons/Harrisons_f.htm

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. http://www.radiologymasterclass.co.uk/index.html