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Find Biomedical Images

July 1st, 2015 by Mary Wood

Lane Medical Library’s Bio-Image Search

  • Enables discovery of biomedical images you can use i.e., images with Public Domain & Creative Commons licenses
  • Aggregates biomedical images from many image sources
  • Displays results in four groups, from broadest reuse rights to most limited reuse rights

Lane Medical Library – search for biomedical images

Image searching (Open-i) from the National Library of Medicine

December 11th, 2012 by Bruce Abbott

The National Library of Medicine has released a beta version of a freely available search engine that provides searching of images from the full-text collection PMC (formerly PubMed Central).

The link to the website is:

From the website:
Open-i lets users retrieve not only the MEDLINE citation information, but also the outcome statements in the article and the most relevant figure from it. Further, it is possible to use the figure as a query component to find other relevant images or other visually similar images. Future stages aim to provide image region-of-interest (ROI) based querying. The initial number of images is projected to be around 600,000 and will scale to millions. The extensive image analysis and indexing and deep text analysis and indexing require distributed computing. At the request of the Board of Scientific Counselors, we intend to make the image computation services available as a NLM service.

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