Library services & resources for Imaging

How to literature search for ARTICLES ON A SUBJECT (Databases)

How to search for EVIDENCE and BEST PRACTICE on a topic (Evidence Summaries)


How to find PRINT + ELECTRONIC BOOKS (SWIMS Catalogue)

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.

Click here to visit our main library website.

If you have problems or comments/suggestions about resources

please email


New ebook content added 31/01/23
Multiparametric Ultrasound for the Assessment of Diffuse Liver Disease 
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

New ebook content added 15/12/22
Breast Imaging : The Core Requisites
Clinical PET/MRI
Diffusion MRI of the Breast 
Handbook of Retinal OCT: Optical Coherence Tomography 
Nuclear Cardiology and Multimodal Cardiovascular Imaging
Point-of-Care Echocardiography
Textbook of Diagnostic Sonography
Textbook of Gastrointestinal Radiology
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

New ebook content added 13/12/22
Emergency Imaging of At-Risk Patients
The Rules of Radiology
Note you will need a local NHS Athens account to access (register here)

How to literature search for ARTICLES ON A SUBJECT (Databases)

If you need an search assistance or training on the use of resources please 
contact Discovery Library.

AMED (via Ovid)– allied and complementary medicine including palliative care
BNI (via Proquest)– nursing, midwifery and community healthcare
CINAHL (via Ebsco)– nursing and allied health
Embase (via Ovid) – biomedical and pharmaceutical literature
Emcare (via Ovid) – nursing and allied health
HMIC (via Ovid) – healthcare management
Medline (via Ovid or via EBSCO)- biomedical, life sciences, allied health and pre-clinical sciences literature
PsycINFO (via Proquest) – psychological, social, behavioral sciences.
Social Policy and Practice (via Ovid)- health and social care

To access the NHS subscribed databases you will need an NHS Athens account.

  • Search Cochrane Library
    Collection of databases incl:

    -Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    -Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL)

    Cochrane Clinical Answers

    that can be searched simultaneously and contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making

  • Search NHS Library and Knowledge Hub (Guide)
    Whilst it is advisable to search the databases above for more detailed and systematic searches, the NHS Knowledge and Library Hub can be used for more simple searches to find a couple of papers on a simple topic.

    To access content on the Library and Knowledge Hub you will need an NHS Athens account.

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How to search for EVIDENCE and BEST PRACTICE on a topic

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

BMJ Best Practice- (Help and training resources)

Evidence-based research, guidelines and expert opinion offering step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.

On 1st access you’ll be asked to create personal account to download free App**
***Note you will need a local NHS Athens account (register here).

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 local NHS Athens account (register here)

Clinical Knowledge Summaries (provided by NICE)-
Summaries of the current evidence base & practical guidance on best practice for >300 primary care presentations and regular updates to all topics

DynaMed (Help pages and tutorial)
clinical decision support tool with quality evidence-based information, expert guidance and a user-friendly, personalized experience to deliver accurate answers fast at the point of care. 

Note you will need a University Hospitals Plymouth or Plymouth Community Health Athens account (UHP, Livewell Plymouth GP staff/students register here). 
Available to University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Plymouth Community Health (Livewell SW + Plymouth General Practice) only.

Trip Pro Database
clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice.

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To access articles you will need a NHS Athens account.


For each option you should either be able to

  • Access the fulltext of the article where we have a subscription to journal or
  • Complete a form to request a copy of an article not held
  • The ARTICLE TITLE via the Knowledge and Library Hub (Guide)

    If you have the article title please copy and paste into the main search box of the hub.
    If the title is a short title using common healthcare terms, then you might want to add the Author name and/or Journal title to the search to specify your chosen article.


    A Digital Object Identifier (DOI)  is a string of numbers, letters and symbols used to permanently identify an article or document and link to it on the web.
    It is usually in the format:
    The bit in italics which starts all DOIs can be ignored- please copy and paste the rest of your specific into the search box.

    A PubMed identifier (PMID) is a unique value assigned to each PubMed record usually 8 digits long

The search only includes journals for which organisation has a subscription.
If a journal is embargoed the embargoed article will still be listed but when you click to access content you will receive a article request form rather than the fulltext.

  • BROWSER EXTENSION to check all scholarly pages for local access via Nomad

Enter Plymouth (includes UHP, Livewell and GP options), South Western Ambulance or South Central Ambulance as organisation when asked.

Please note: On University Hospitals Plymouth and Livewell SW networked machines IT have already made Nomad automatically available via Microsoft Edge.
You will need to manually download to any other browsers you use on NHS Personal Device

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 Radiology1928- 
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- 
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- 
Practical Radiation Oncology2011-
Radiologia (English edition)2011- 
Radiologic Clinics of North America2007- 
Radiology1923-2018 onwards works with Athens. Pre-2018 ask for institutional username and password at
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-  

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SWIMS Library Catalogue

This is a regional NHS catalogue, so in location select
‘Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY’
to limit your search to print books held at Discovery Library, Derriford.
The shelfmark will correspond with shelf in library collection.

If you are unable to visit the library in person please email to request postal delivery of required book(s)

Ebooks select your location based on your organisation :

Plymouth, Derriford Hospital, PLY (for UHP, Livewell and GP staff)
-South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust SWASFT
South Central Ambulance Service SCAS
You will need an NHS Athens login to to access ebooks.

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 listed below.
Click title to login with Athens account. 

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 Retinal OCT2018 Goldman
    Atlas of Spinal Imaging2022Louie
    Breast Imaging : The Core Requisites20224thJoe
    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 PET/MRI 2023Catalano
    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 Sonographers2019 Kamaya
    Diffusion MRI of the Breast 2023Iima
    Echocardiography Review Guide20163rdOtto
    Emergency Imaging of At-Risk Patients2023Patlas
    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 clinical laboratory medicine and diagnostic imaging20235thFerri
    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 Tomography 2022 2ndDuker
    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 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
    Multiparametric Ultrasound for the Assessment of Diffuse Liver Disease 2024Barr
    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 Cardiology and Multimodal Cardiovascular Imaging2022Di Carli
    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 Echocardiography2022Naqvi
    Point-of-care ultrasound20202ndSoni
    Practical Musculoskeletal Ultrasound20142ndMcNally
    Practical Radiation Oncology Physics2016 Dieterich
    Practical ultrasound: an illustrated guide.20132ndAlty
    Practice of Clinical Echocardiography20226thOtto
    Primer of Diagnostic Imaging20196thHarisinghani
    Principles of Cardiac and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography2015 Hutchison
    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
    The Rules of Radiology2021McCoubrie
    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
    Textbook of Diagnostic Sonography20239thHagen-Ansert
    Textbook of Gastrointestinal Radiology20215thGore
    Thoracic imaging: the requisites.20193rdShepard
    Tutorials in diagnostic radiology for medical students2020 Redmond
    Unofficial Guide to Radiology : 100 Practice Orthopaedic X-Rays with Full Colour Annotations and Full X-Ray Reports 2020Gee
    Ultrasound in the Critically Ill : A Practical Guide2022Walden
    Ultrasound: The Requisites20163rdHertzberg
    Ultrasound-Guided Musculoskeletal Injections2018 Allen
    Vascular and Interventional Radiology: The Requisites20142ndKaufman
    Weir & Abrahams’ Imaging Atlas of Human Anatomy20216thSpratt

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