You may be looking for x-ray images because you use them in your chosen field or you might just be looking for them because they’re cool. Either way, these 5 sites can show you some free and interesting x-ray photos. Some are startling and others are as mundane as x-ray photos can be but each one will give you a deeper look into the human condition.
FotoSearch offers you an array of x-ray photos for free. You can find photos here that show x-ray images being used in medical settings as well as images of the x-rays themselves. The number of interesting images you are going to find here is probably going to be more limited by the time you have to look than by the selection. These x-ray and x-ray related photos will show you x-rays of various parts of the body and may very well give you what you are looking for from x-ray photos.
iStockphoto is another site that will give you access to many x-ray photos. In fact, a search for the term x-ray will net you 4259 images all on its own. These images run the gamut from traditional x-rays to photos of doctors examining said x-rays. Although some of these images appear to be of a more promotional nature, there are more than enough genuine x-ray photos to give you some interesting images. And you will not be sorting through photos for long before you find some high quality x-ray photos either.
MyPACS.net is the real deal. This site has created a community of more than 40,000 professionals who represent over 8,500 hospitals and other medical facilities. This site is one of the best because it features real images from real cases submitted by this network of professionals. You will find over 20,500 cases to date with over 100,000 images from these cases. This site was made for the purpose of training medical personnel so if you want to see real x-rays then this is the site to visit time and time again.
A quick search for x-ray photos in Flickr will net you page after page of images related to x-rays. While not every image that such a general search pulls up will be exactly what you were looking for, the sheer number of photos available on this site ensures that you will find plenty of x-ray photos to strike your fancy. While most x-rays are obviously of the human body, Flickr boasts a few photos of other objects from the x-ray perspective. Now, this is interesting.
This Brisbane Times site does not have an overwhelming inventory of x-ray photos but it does features some of the most interesting x-ray images that you are likely to come across. The riveting images of a teenage boy’s skull with a 5 inch knife imbedded in it are startling to say the least. The most interesting fact is that the boy survived this injury. This is both a wondrous sight and one that is horrible to contemplate. The fact that a knife was plunged into this boy’s skull during a robbery in a violent act makes it a gruesome display but with the x-ray photo from the event you can more objectively admire the human constitution and just how much punishment it can withstand.
These 5 sites with free and interesting x-ray photos are all worth a look. Whether you know exactly what you are looking at when you see an x-ray or not, these images can still boggle the mind and captivate the imagination. After all, with an x-ray you are seeing a person from the inside. There is something awe inspiring about that.