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 studying my course via correspondence, therefore I would use the [SMART Imagebase] images to further my understanding of descriptions in my study books. I would also use them in my assignments to demonstrate how bones should appear & compare to bones with certain diseases, ie osteoporosis. One can learn much faster by using clear images to further understanding.
I am a senior at ODU's School of Nursing and will carry on for my Masters in Nursing. I have a slide show presentation due tomorrow so this would be a great addition to it. Aside from Nucleus, there are no educational sites that have quality images on the net which are easy to use, download, and present. Nursing students are constantly trying to find innovative ways to produce presentations at home to present their patients or subject material.