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.
If the Nucleus medical images were free, I would use them as visual aids, and diagrams for our Health Class. Currently I would use a medical image for a project on Salmonella. This is the first time I have ever used Nucleus Medical Images, and I believe it is perfect for my current project, because of the clarity of the diagrams.
For our AP and soft tissue classes we have to study bones and muscles and each student is required to make themselves muscle cards to study from which are also graded. I found it difficult to locate many individual muscles through traditional resources, so it would be so great to have a database of images to access to help us put our cards together. Good images are hard to find, and not everyone has the resources that some of us have available to them. If these images were free, I would use up to 120 per year for my classes.