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
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New ebook content added 17/08/21
Practice of Clinical Echocardiography
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
  • 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.

JournalCoverage Notes
Academic Radiology2007- 
Advances in Clinical Radiology2019- 
AJR: American Journal of Roentgenology1965-Institutional non-Athens username & Password required- contact or 01752439111
Applied Radiology2004-Select NHS England if asked for organisation
Australasian journal of ultrasound in medicine2009- 
BJR: British Journal of Radiology1999- 
BJR Case Reports2015- 
BMC Medical Imaging2001- 
BMJ Case Reports2008-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
Clinical Imaging2007- 
Clinical physiology and functional imaging1997- 
Clinical Radiology2007- 
Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics2007- 
Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology2007- 
Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging2012- 
European Journal of Radiology2007- 
Imaging in Medicine2007-Select NHS England if asked for organisation
International journal of imaging systems and  technology1996- 
International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics2007- 
Investigative Radiology1996- 
JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging2008- 
Journal of Clinical Densitometry2007- 
Journal of clinical ultrasound1996- 
Journal of magnetic resonance imaging1999- 
Journal of medical imaging and radiation oncology2008- 
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences2008- 
Journal of neuroimaging
Journal of Neuroradiology2008- 
Journal of the American College of Radiology2007- 
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology2009- 
Magnetic Resonance Imaging2007- 
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America2007- 
Magnetic resonance in medicine1999- 
Medical Engineering and Physics2007- 
Medical Dosimetry2007- 
Neuroimaging Clinics of North America2007- 
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1990- 
NMR in biomedicine1996- 
Nuclear Medicine and Biology2007- 
PET Clinics2007- 
Radiologia (English edition)2011- 
Radiologic Clinics of North America2007- 
Radiology (print)1988-Print available on shelves 210 & 211 Discovery Library
Radiology Case Reports2011- 
Radiotherapy & Oncology2007- 
Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy2007- 
Seminars in Nuclear Medicine2007- 
Seminars in Radiation Oncology2007- 
Seminars in Roentgenology2007- 
Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MRI2007- 
Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology2007- 
Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology2007- 
Ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology1996-  

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

TitleYearEditionFirst author
ABC of Emergency Radiology 20133rdChan, O.
Abdominal Imaging20172ndSahani
  • Abdominal Imaging: The Core Requisites
  • 2022Grajo
    Abdominal X-rays for Medical Students 2015Clarke, C.
    Accident and emergency radiology : a survival guide20153rdRaby
    Advanced Cardiac Imaging2015 Nieman
    ASE’s Comprehensive Echocardiography 20223rdLang
    ASE’s Comprehensive Strain Imaging 2022Marwick
    Atlas of Endoscopy Imaging in Inflammatory Bowel Disease2020 Shen
    Atlas of Normal Roentgen Variants That May Simulate Disease20139thKeats
    Atlas of Nuclear Cardiology: Imaging Companion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease2012 Iskandrian
    Atlas of Retinal OCT2018 Goldman
    Atlas of Spinal Imaging2022Louie
    Breast Imaging: the Requisites20173rdIkeda
    Breast MRI2014 Molleran
    Breast Tomosynthesis2017 Philpotts
    Caffey’s pediatric diagnostic imaging201913thColey
    Callen’s Ultrasonography in Obstetrics and Gynecology20176thNorton
    Cardiac Imaging: The Requisites20164thBoxt
    Cardiovascular Imaging2011 Ho
    Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance20193rdManning
    Chapman and Nakielny’s aids to radiological differential diagnosis20207thRafiee
    Chapman & Nakielny’s Guide to Radiological Procedures20146thWatson
    Chest Radiology: Patterns and Differential Diagnosis20187thReed
    Chest X-rays for medical students: CXRs made easy20202ndClarke
    Clinical Doppler Ultrasound20143rdPozniak
    Clinical Ultrasound20113rdAllan
    Critical Care Ultrasound2015 Lumb
    Critical Care Ultrasound Manual2012 McLean
    Critical Observations in Radiology for Medical Students 20151Bichard, Katherine
    CT and MRI of the Whole Body20176thHaaga
    CT at a glance2018 Seeram
    Diagnostic Ultrasound20185thRumack
    Diagnostic Ultrasound for Sonographers
    2019 Kamaya
    Echocardiography Review Guide20163rdOtto
    Emergency Radiology : The Requisites20162ndSoto
    Essentials of MRI safety2020 McRobbie
    Essentials of nuclear medicine imaging20197thMettler
    Essentials of Radiology20204thMettler
    Felson’s principles of chest roentgenology: a programmed text20205thGoodman
    Ferri’s Best Test:  A Practical Guide to Laboratory Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging20153rdFerri
    The Final FRCR : Self-Assessment2021 Rabone
    First FRCR anatomy: mock papers2013 Budak
    First FRCR anatomy: practice cases2013 Tingerides
    Fundamentals of Body CT20205thWebb
    Fundamentals of Body MRI20172ndRoth
    Fundamentals of emergency ultrasound2020 McGahan
    Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound20183rdJacobson
    Fundamentals of Oncologic PET/CT2019 Ulaner
    Fundamentals of Pediatric Imaging20172ndDonnelly
    Fundamentals of skeletal radiology20205thHelms
    Gastrointestinal Imaging: The Requisites20144thBoland
    Genitourinary Imaging: The Requisites20163rdZagoria
    Get through final FRCR part A : SBAs for the modular examination2009 Bydder
    Grainger & Allison’s Diagnostic Radiology20217thAdam
    Grainger and Allison’s diagnostic radiology essentials20192ndGrant
    Gynecologic Imaging2011 Fielding
    Gunderson & Tepper’s Clinical Radiation Oncology20215thTepper
    Gynecologic Ultrasound: A Problem-Based Approach2014 Benacerraf
    Handbook of Retinal OCT: Optical Coherence Tomography2014 Duker
    Head and Neck Imaging20115thSom
    High-Yield Imaging: Interventional2010 Burke
    Image-Guided Interventions20213rdMauro
    Imaging in Abdominal Surgery2018 Federle
    Imaging in Gastroenterology2018 Federle
    Imaging in Neurology2018 Osborn
    Imaging in Otolaryngology 2018 Gurgel
    Imaging in Pediatrics2018 Merrow
    Imaging in Spine Surgery2018 Ross
    Imaging in Urology2018 Tublin
    Imaging of Diseases of the Chest20105thHansell
    Imaging of the Brain2013 Naidich
    Imaging of the Spine2011 Naidich
    Interventional radiology : a survival guide20174thKessel
    Intraoperative and Interventional Echocardiography: Atlas of Transesophageal Imaging 20182ndOxorn
    Introduction to vascular ultrasonography20207thPellerito
    JACC’s imaging cases in cardiovascular intervention2021 King
    Learning Radiology: Recognizing the Basics20204thHerring
    Lecture Notes : Radiology20204thPatel
    Leibel and Phillips Textbook of Radiation Oncology20103rdHoppe
    Making the Diagnosis: A Practical Guide to Breast Imaging2013 Harvey
    MRI at a glance20163rdWestbrook
    MRI : basic principles and applications20155thDale
    MRI in practice20195thWestbrook
    MRI made easy: (for beginners)20132ndChavhan
    Muller’s imaging of the chest20192ndWalker
    Musculoskeletal Imaging: Expert Radiology Series20152ndPope
    Musculoskeletal MRI20203rdMajor
    Netter’s concise radiologic anatomy20192ndWeber
    Neuroradiology: Key Differential Diagnoses and Clinical Questions2013 Small
    Neuroradiology: spectrum and evolution of disease2019 Small
    Neuroradiology: The Requisites20174thNadgir
    Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging: The Requisites20145thO’Malley
    Obstetric imaging: Fetal Diagnosis and Care20182ndCopel
    On call radiology2016 Lewis
    Oncologic Imaging2012 Silverman
    Ophthalmic Ultrasonography2012 Singh
    Orbital Imaging2015 Midyett
    Pediatric Imaging for the Emergency Provider 2022Vezzetti
    Pediatric Imaging: The Fundamentals2009 Donnelly
    Pediatric Radiology: The Requisites20174thWalters
    Physics for diagnostic radiology20123rdDendy
    Physics in Nuclear Medicine20124thCherry
    Physics MCQs for the part 1 FRCR.2011 Ilyas
    Pocket Tutor: Chest X-Ray Interpretation 20192ndChandratreya
    Point-of-care ultrasound20202ndSoni
    Practical Musculoskeletal Ultrasound20142ndMcNally
    Practical Radiation Oncology Physics2016 Dieterich
    Practical ultrasound: an illustrated guide.20132ndAlty
    Practice of Interventional Radiology2012 Valji
    Practice of Clinical Echocardiography20226thOtto
    Presentation, Imaging and Treatment of Common Musculoskeletal Conditions: MRI-Arthroscopy Correlation2012 Miller
    Primer of Diagnostic Imaging20196thHarisinghani
    Principles of Cardiac and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography2015 Hutchison
    Principles of Cardiovascular Radiology2012 Hutchison
    Problem Solving in Cardiovascular Imaging2013 Abbara
    Problem solving in chest imaging2020 Digumarthy
    Problem solving in emergency radiology.2015 Mirvis
    Problem Solving in Neuroradiology2011 Law
    Quantitative MRI of the spinal cord2014 Cohen-Adad
    Radiology at a glance20182ndChowdhury
    Radiology Noninterpretive Skills: The Requisites.2018 Abujudeh
    Radiology of the Orbit and Visual Pathways2010 Dutton
    Radiology Secrets Plus20174thTorigian
    Rad tech’s guide to MRI: basic physics, instrumentation and quality control20202ndFaulkner
    Rapid review of radiology2010 Hussain
    Ryan’s Retinal Imaging and Diagnostics2013 Sadda
    SBAs for the FRCR 2A
    (up to 3 simultaneous users)
    2010 Currie
    Sectional Anatomy by MRI and CT20174thAnderson
    Self-assessment in musculoskeletal pathology x-rays2011 Sakthivel-Wainford
    Skull base imaging2018 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 Sonography20188thHagen-Ansert
    Textbook of Gastrointestinal Radiology20154thGore
    Thoracic imaging: the requisites.20193rdShepard
    Tutorials in diagnostic radiology for medical students2020 Redmond
    Ultrasound: The Requisites20163rdHertzberg
    Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Injections2018 Allen
    Vascular and Interventional Radiology: The Requisites20142ndKaufman
    Weir & Abrahams’ Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy20216thSpratt


    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