Graphics Search

Quickly and easily search more than 36,000 pictures, tables, illustrations, diagrams, graphs, algorithms and videos.

Richer, more relevant medical graphics than on the Web

Graphics Search ResultsNow you can search an extensive library of trustworthy, high-quality graphics from UpToDate® without having to use a separate search engine. The thousands of richly detailed graphics combined with the evidence-based knowledge in UpToDate creates  a powerful and practical tool for improving your ability to diagnose and treat patients at the point of care.

Simply enter a clinical term into the Search box, and click "Search" (or choose an auto-complete suggestion). Then select "Graphics" from the menu. The resulting graphics appear in thumbnail format for quick and easy scanning. Clicking a thumbnail opens a larger, Lightbox version of the graphic.

Accessing topics with references to graphics

In Lightbox view, the graphic lists UpToDate topics that include references to the graphic under "Appears in Topics." Choose and click a topic, and UpToDate opens the topic and highlights the graphic reference in the text.

Graphic appears in topicAre you already reading a topic that references a graphic? Click the reference to open the corresponding graphic. Or click the "View All" button to display thumbnails of every graphic associated with the topic.

Sharing graphics with your colleagues & patients

In "Full View," UpToDate Graphics Search offers several options for sharing content:

  • Click Export to PowerPoint to open the graphic in a slide
  • Click Print to share the graphic with a colleague or patient
  • Click Share to send the graphic with a personalized email