What is the SMART Imagebase?
The Scientific & Medical ART (SMART) Imagebase 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.
SMART Imagebase 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.
Free 30-Day Trial
To start a free trial of the SMART Imagebase, or to find out more about costs and ordering, contact EBSCO Publishing:
10 Estes Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
(800) 653-2726 (U.S. & Canada)
(978) 356-6500 (International)
Fax: (978) 356-6565
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 images were free, I would use approximately 50 per year of them to greatly enhance the myriad projects given to me by my advanced-placement level biology courses. An example of such projects include anatomical descriptions, explanations of the pathological processes of certain organs, and other things of this nature.
I am a nursing student and am always in need of medical images suitable for public displays. If they were free, I would use between 20-30 images from the [SMART Imagebase] per year.