What is the NMAL?
Nucleus Medical Art Library (NMAL) is a collection of 20,000+ high quality illustrations and animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, diseases, conditions, trauma, embryology, histology, and other health science topics.
NMAL users may download images for educational, non-commercial use in lectures, presentations, slide shows, web sites and more. Common types of visual presentations include PowerPoint™ shows, handouts, poster sessions, and interactive Flash animations.
About Nucleus Medical Media
Founded in 1996, Nucleus Medical Media, Inc. is a leading publisher of online medical illustrations, medical animations, interactive media, and educational material for patient, consumer and professional education.
Nucleus is a strong proponent of health science literacy, and uses its content and technology to provide medical visual information to students, educators, consumers and learning institutions all over the world.
Nucleus Medical Media's content is seen online by millions of people daily on Yahoo!, MSN.com, WebMD, HONmedia, EBSCO Publishing, DiscoveryHealth and hundreds of other web sites.
The Nucleus Team
Nucleus employs a team of 40 talented professionals, including medical illustrators, animators, programmers, designers and project managers. Their illustrators and animators hold graduate-level degrees from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, The Medical College of Georgia, The Rochester Institute of Technology, The University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and The University of Toronto.
Accurate Medical Content
The company maintains a proprietary database of more than 20,000 highly detailed, expert-reviewed medical illustrations and animations, most of which are published online. Each medical illustration, animation and interactive project undergoes a stringent multi-stage review process to insure total accuracy and the highest educational utility, including an initial peer review and critique from graduate-level medical illustrators. Afterward, medical subject experts, either physicians or Ph.D.s, review the content to provide final approval prior to publication.
I am an honor student, and have presented several of my papers on my school campus, in the community, and also at national conventions. In our program we are responsible for presenting several oral presentations in class and two major presentations for the campus community. If the Nucleus images were free, I would use approximately 10 of them to help my audience visualize a procedure, an illness or an injury. A picture is worth a thousand words, and in the health field, it is always better to have picture when you are lecturing. The quality of the images is better than some of the pictures in my text books. They really help to describe and explain what the procedure entails.
The Nucleus database contains a vast range of images that have great clarity - ideal for use at undergraduate level. They would form an ideal compliment to written work. If they were free, I would use 20 images per year in projects such as a current poster presentation on Hydrocephalus, previous case studies (including kidney conditions and cervical spine) and in anatomy and pathology essays.