Library services & resources for Imaging

Databases    Evidence-based Practice/CPD

Journals    Books    Athens  

This site is maintained and hosted by Discovery Library, Derriford Hospital and gives details of selected content available in
Imaging and Radiology
for staff/students on placement
across the Plymouth, SWASFT & SCAS health community
incl Peninsula Radiology Academy.

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If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources please
phone 39111 or email marking FAO Laura.



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New ebook content added 09/03/21
Atlas of Endoscopy Imaging in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)


New ejournal content added 17/02/21
Investigative Radiology 1996-
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)







Search the NHS healthcare databases:

AMED- covers topics for allied health professions incl radiographers
British Nursing Index (BNI)- primarily of use for nurses and support staff
CINAHL- international nursing & allied health incl radiography & imaging support
EMBASE- primarily European biomedicine journals incl radiology
EMCARE international nursing and allied health
HMIC- health service management & organisation incl grey literature
MEDLINE- most health topics including radiology
psychology & psychiatry including health psychology & trauma

Note- you will need an NHS Athens login.

Databases contain bibliographic records i.e. references. Whilst you won’t have fulltext access to all the articles, for some journals there will be a link to online access or details of library print holding. If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.

See the main library website for details of our information skills training programme and literature searching support services.




Evidence Based Practice and other resources

A range of evidence-based and other resources available to help inform patient care or support your study including:

  • BMJ Best Practice (don’t use Internet Explorer, choose alternative browser)
    Evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion offering step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.
    Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here).
    When prompted, set up a personal account to download free App
  • ClinicalKey– clinical insight search tool which also gives access to over 1100 electronic books and 500 journals and other fulltext resources
    Note  You will need a Plymouth NHS Athens account
  • Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS)– provided by NICE. Summaries of the current evidence base & practical guidance on best practice for >300 primary care presentations, including diagnostics and therapeutics.
  • Cochrane Library collection of databases (details here) containing different types of high-quality, independent evidence such as Systematic Reviews, RCTs and Health Technology Assessments.
  • NICE Evidence access to authoritative clinical & non-clinical evidence and best practice through a web-based portal. provided by NICE.
  • TRIP Database– clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.
  • UpToDate ‘an evidence-based clinical decision support resource authored by physicians to help healthcare practitioners make the best decisions’ in diagnosis and therapeutics. Note you will need a University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust Athens account (register here).




Full A-Z list of all journals– you will need an NHS Athens account- click here to register.

Selected Imaging and Radiology journals below

If we don’t hold your required article you can consider making an article request via the library.


Journal Coverage  Notes
Academic Radiology 2007-
Advances in Clinical Radiology 2019-
AJR: American Journal of Roentgenology 1965- Institutional non-Athens username & Password required- contact or 01752439111
Applied Radiology 2004- Select NHS England if asked for organisation
Australasian journal of ultrasound in medicine 2009-
BJR: British Journal of Radiology 1999-
BJR Case Reports 2015-
BMC Medical Imaging 2001-
BMJ 1840-
BMJ Case Reports 2008- You can also submit cases for consideration for publication in BMJ Case Reports, without having to individually pay the fellowship fee (Please email to obtain our fellowship number)
Please see the guidelines for writing & publishing an interesting case report , instructions for authors and instructions as to how to submit a BMJ Case Report
Brachytherapy 2001-
Clinical Imaging 2007-  
Clinical physiology and functional imaging 1997-
Clinical Radiology 2007-
Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics 2007-  
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology 2007-
Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging 2012-
European Journal of Radiology 2007-
Imaging 1999-
Imaging in Medicine 2007- Select NHS England if asked for organisation
International journal of imaging systems and  technology 1996-
International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 2007-
Investigative Radiology 1996-
JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging 2008-
Journal of Clinical Densitometry 2007-
Journal of clinical ultrasound 1996-
Journal of magnetic resonance imaging 1999-
Journal of medical imaging and radiation oncology 2008-
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences 2008-
Journal of neuroimaging
Journal of Neuroradiology 2008-
Journal of the American College of Radiology 2007-
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2009-
Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2007-
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America 2007-
Magnetic resonance in medicine 1999-
Medical Engineering and Physics 2007-
Medical Dosimetry 2007-
Neuroimaging Clinics of North America 2007-
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) 1990-
NMR in biomedicine 1996-
Nuclear Medicine and Biology 2007-
PET Clinics 2007-
Radiography 2007-
Radiologia (English edition) 2011-
Radiologic Clinics of North America 2007-
Radiology 2009-
Radiology (print) 1988- Print available on shelves 210 & 211 Discovery Library
Radiology Case Reports 2011-
Radiotherapy & Oncology 2007-
Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy 2007-
Seminars in Nuclear Medicine 2007-
Seminars in Radiation Oncology 2007-
Seminars in Roentgenology 2007-
Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MRI 2007-
Sonography 2014-
Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2007-
Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology 2007-
Ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology 1996-




Books (guide)

The majority of Imaging print books held at Discovery Library will be found at classmark WN. FRCR exam books will be found at WN18

Search our print and electronic book holdings.
Note- you will need an NHS Athens login to to access ebooks.

This is a regional NHS catalogue, so in location select ‘Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY’ to limit your search to books held here.

You can also log in and renew your books here (if you have not already made a pin number for your library account follow the instructions on screen).

If we don’t have the book you require you can consider making a book request. (Service for registered borrowers, undertaking NHS work. Registration forms are available here).

Selected imaging ebooks from 2008-  listed below.
Click title to login with
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust Athens account.
If asked you should always select to login with OpenAthens

Title Year Edition First author
ABC of Emergency Radiology  2013 3rd Chan, O.
Abdominal Imaging 2017 2nd Sahani
Abdominal X-rays for Medical Students  2015 1 Clarke, C.
Accident and emergency radiology : a survival guide 2015 3rd Raby
Advanced Cardiac Imaging 2015 Nieman
Atlas of Endoscopy Imaging in Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2020 Shen
Atlas of Normal Roentgen Variants That May Simulate Disease 2013 9th Keats
Atlas of Nuclear Cardiology: Imaging Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease 2012 Iskandrian
Atlas of Retinal OCT 2018 Goldman
Breast Imaging: the Requisites 2017 3rd Ikeda
Breast MRI 2014 Molleran
Breast Tomosynthesis 2017 Philpotts
Caffey’s pediatric diagnostic imaging 2019 13th Coley
Callen’s Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2017 6th Norton
Cardiac Imaging: The Requisites 2016 4th Boxt
Cardiovascular Imaging 2011 Ho
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2019 3rd Manning
Chapman and Nakielny’s aids to radiological differential diagnosis 2020 7th Rafiee
Chapman & Nakielny’s Guide to Radiological Procedures 2014 6th Watson
Chest Radiology: Patterns and Differential Diagnosis 2018 7th Reed
Chest X-rays for medical students: CXRs made easy 2020 2nd Clarke
Clinical Doppler Ultrasound 2014 3rd Pozniak
Clinical Ultrasound 2011 3rd Allan
Critical Care Ultrasound 2015 Lumb
Critical Care Ultrasound Manual 2012 McLean
Critical Observations in Radiology for Medical Students  2015 1 Bichard, Katherine
CT and MRI of the Whole Body 2017 6th Haaga
CT at a glance 2018 Seeram
Diagnostic Imaging for the Emergency Physician 2011 Broder
Diagnostic Ultrasound 2018 5th Rumack
Diagnostic Ultrasound for Sonographers
2019 Kamaya
Echocardiography Review Guide 2016 3rd Otto
Emergency Radiology : The Requisites 2016 2nd Soto
Endosonography 2019 4th Hawes
Endosonography 2019 4th Hawes
Essentials of MRI safety 2020 McRobbie
Essentials of nuclear medicine imaging 2019 7th Mettler
Essentials of Radiology 2020 4th Mettler
Felson’s principles of chest roentgenology: a programmed text 2020 5th Goodman
Ferri’s Best Test:  A Practical Guide to Laboratory Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging 2015 3rd Ferri
The Final FRCR : Self-Assessment 2021 Rabone
First FRCR anatomy: mock papers 2013 Budak
First FRCR anatomy: practice cases 2013 Tingerides
Fundamentals of Body CT 2020 5th Webb
Fundamentals of Body MRI 2017 2nd Roth
Fundamentals of emergency ultrasound 2020 McGahan
Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound 2018 3rd Jacobson
Fundamentals of Oncologic PET/CT 2019 Ulaner
Fundamentals of Pediatric Imaging 2017 2nd Donnelly
Fundamentals of skeletal radiology 2020 5th Helms
Gastrointestinal Imaging: The Requisites 2014 4th Boland
Genitourinary Imaging: The Requisites 2016 3rd Zagoria
Get through final FRCR part A : SBAs for the modular examination 2009 Bydder
Grainger & Allison’s Diagnostic Radiology 2021 7th Adam
Grainger and Allison’s diagnostic radiology essentials 2019 2nd Grant
Gynecologic Imaging 2011 Fielding
Gunderson & Tepper’s Clinical Radiation Oncology 2021 5th Tepper
Gynecologic Ultrasound: A Problem-Based Approach 2014 Benacerraf
Handbook of Retinal OCT: Optical Coherence Tomography 2014 Duker
Head and Neck Imaging 2011 5th Som
High-Yield Imaging: Interventional 2010 Burke
Image-Guided Interventions 2021 3rd Mauro
Imaging in Abdominal Surgery 2018 Federle
Imaging in Gastroenterology 2018 Federle
Imaging in Neurology 2018 Osborn
Imaging in Otolaryngology 2018 Gurgel
Imaging in Pediatrics 2018 Merrow
Imaging in Spine Surgery 2018 Ross
Imaging in Urology 2018 Tublin
Imaging of Diseases of the Chest 2010 5th Hansell
Imaging of the Brain 2013 Naidich
Imaging of the Spine 2011 Naidich
Imaging Painful Spine Disorders 2011 Czervionke
Interventional radiology : a survival guide 2017 4th Kessel
Intraoperative and Interventional Echocardiography: Atlas of Transesophageal Imaging 2018 2nd Oxorn
Introduction to vascular ultrasonography 2020 7th Pellerito
JACC’s imaging cases in cardiovascular intervention 2021 King
Learning Radiology: Recognizing the Basics 2020 4th Herring
Lecture Notes : Radiology 2020 4th Patel
Leibel and Phillips Textbook of Radiation Oncology 2010 3rd Hoppe
Making the Diagnosis: A Practical Guide to Breast Imaging 2013 Harvey
MRI at a glance 2016 3rd Westbrook
MRI : basic principles and applications 2015 5th Dale
MRI in practice 2019 5th Westbrook
MRI made easy: (for beginners) 2013 2nd Chavhan
Muller’s imaging of the chest 2019 2nd Walker
Musculoskeletal Imaging: Expert Radiology Series 2015 2nd Pope
Musculoskeletal MRI 2020 3rd Major
Netter’s concise radiologic anatomy 2019 2nd Weber
Neuroradiology: Key Differential Diagnoses and Clinical Questions 2013 Small
Neuroradiology: spectrum and evolution of disease 2019 Small
Neuroradiology: The Requisites 2017 4th Nadgir
Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging: The Requisites 2014 5th O’Malley
Obstetric imaging: Fetal Diagnosis and Care 2018 2nd Copel
On call radiology 2016 Lewis
Oncologic Imaging 2012 Silverman
Ophthalmic Ultrasonography 2012 Singh
Orbital Imaging 2015 Midyett
Pediatric Imaging: The Fundamentals 2009 Donnelly
Pediatric Radiology: The Requisites 2017 4th Walters
Physics for diagnostic radiology 2012 3rd Dendy
Physics in Nuclear Medicine 2012 4th Cherry
Physics MCQs for the part 1 FRCR. 2011 Ilyas
Point-of-care ultrasound 2020 2nd Soni
Practical Musculoskeletal Ultrasound 2014 2nd McNally
Practical Radiation Oncology Physics 2016 Dieterich
Practical ultrasound: an illustrated guide. 2013 2nd Alty
The practice of clinical echocardiography 2017 5th Otto
Practice of Interventional Radiology 2012 Valji
Presentation, Imaging and Treatment of Common Musculoskeletal Conditions: MRI-Arthroscopy Correlation 2012 Miller
Primer of Diagnostic Imaging 2019 6th Harisinghani
Principles of Cardiac and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography 2015 Hutchison
Principles of Cardiovascular Radiology 2012 Hutchison
Problem Solving in Cardiovascular Imaging 2013 Abbara
Problem solving in chest imaging 2020 Digumarthy
Problem solving in emergency radiology. 2015 Mirvis
Problem Solving in Neuroradiology 2011 Law
Quantitative MRI of the spinal cord 2014 Cohen-Adad
Radiology at a glance 2018 2nd Chowdhury
Radiology Noninterpretive Skills: The Requisites. 2018 Abujudeh
Radiology of the Orbit and Visual Pathways 2010 Dutton
Radiology Secrets Plus 2017 4th Torigian
Rad tech’s guide to MRI: basic physics, instrumentation and quality control 2020 2nd Faulkner
Rapid review of radiology 2010 Hussain
Ryan’s Retinal Imaging and Diagnostics 2013 Sadda
SBAs for the FRCR 2A
(up to 3 simultaneous users)
2010 Currie
Sectional Anatomy by MRI and CT 2017 4th Anderson
Self-assessment in musculoskeletal pathology x-rays 2011 Sakthivel-Wainford
Skull base imaging 2018 Chong
Teaching Files: Brain and Spine (Imaging) 2012 Fatterpekar
Teaching Files: Chest (Imaging) 2010 Silva
Teaching Files: Gastrointestinal (Imaging) 2010 Miller
Teaching Files: Musculoskeletal (Imaging) 2010 Ouellette
Teaching Files: Pediatrics (Imaging) 2010 Milla
Textbook of Diagnostic Sonography 2018 8th Hagen-Ansert
Textbook of Gastrointestinal Radiology 2015 4th Gore
Thoracic imaging: the requisites. 2019 3rd Shepard
Tutorials in diagnostic radiology for medical students 2020 Redmond
Ultrasound: The Requisites 2016 3rd Hertzberg
Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Injections 2018 Allen
Vascular and Interventional Radiology: The Requisites 2014 2nd Kaufman
Weir & Abrahams’ Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy 2021 6th Spratt




The following people are entitled to register for a local NHS Athens account:

  • University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust staff
  • Students on placement at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
  • Peninsula Radiology Academy staff
  • Peninsula Radiology Academy trainees (If you are also on clinical placement at another NHS organisation you can register for a second account with them using an alternative email address- whilst we will have some common resources there will be unique content for each organisation too)

To register go to
At Step 2 type in Plymouth and select University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust