It can be difficult to find websites that have reliable information. Your instructors may restrict the types of websites used for a project because it can be difficult to find the author, if the site has been reviewed, or even when it was published. Anyone can add anything to the internet, so it is best to proceed with caution, especially when researching health-related topics. Here is a list of sites that contain authoritative information:
This site, created by Dr. William Herring, provides a bank of radiographic images along with presentations about detecting major diseases. The site does advertise a book, but all of the content is free and reviewed by a medical professional.
This site is a "wiki" site created and compiled by radiology experts. There are hundreds of images, patient cases, and an encyclopedia of terms. This is a good source to use for general information or if you are interested in viewing interesting radiographic images.
This site is a consumer resource that provides descriptions of various radiology procedures.
This site describes what radiologists do, their typical work environment, average salaries, and growth projections for the career.
This is a fun website where you can see CT scans and X-rays of everyday objects, like toys, food, and technology.
This page from the Food & Drug Administration's website provides information for patients and radiography professionals alike regarding safety standards on radiographic equipment. Most valuable are the links to various laws, regulations, and performance standards under "Information for Professionals."
This is a comprehensive website for radiologists and other medical imaging professionals, which provides a place for them to intreract, collaborate and do research on a wide variety of topics of importance to the field. The lastest news on medical imaging can be found here.
General Health Websites
This site has information about diseases, conditions, and other public health matters.
This site has general information about health conditions, clinical trials, and updates on the latest medical research
Medline Plus is a website created by the NIH that contatins consumer-level health information about diseases/conditions, drugs, and other health-related concerns. The site also have interactive tutorials and videos.
This website, designed by and for healthcare professionals, has several useful tools and tutorials. On this site you can listen to lung and heart sounds, practice taking blood pressure measurements (using an interactive tool), and review reading EKG/ECG tracings.