Credit Mark Lythgoe & Chloe Hutton, Wellcome Images
Enhanced MRI scan of the head. Digitally enhanced MRI of the human head showing the brain and spinal cord in orange/yellow and the other tissues in blue and pink.
Magnetic resonance imaging 2004: Wellcome Images Library reference no.: TASS
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Finding Background Information
Reference books, such as dictionaries, encyclopaedias and handbooks are a useful starting point when beginning your research. Dictionaries provide definitions, and help you to understand the terminology. Encyclopaedias provide a general overview of a topic, and may also provide a list of books and journal articles for further reading.
Reference books can be located via a subject search in NEWCAT. For example, 'radiography medical terminology'.
Listed below are some of the major reference works for medical radiation science: