What is my role as a Medical Illustrator?
Medical illustrations, whether photographs or other illustration media, are used as an aid to diagnosis or a record of a patients condition.
• patient records and other related clinical work
• medico-legal photography for solicitors and the police, these can be used as evidence in court cases or to support claims for compensation.
• medical textbooks,
• multi-media educational presentations
• medical advertisements,
• professional journals,
• instructional video tapes and films,
• computer-assisted learning programs,
• lecture presentations,
• web design,
• learning resources,
• general magazines
• programs for television.
A growing demand by patients to better understand their own bodies and medical options has expanded the need for medical illustration. In addition, increased need for medical illustrations and models to educate juries during courtroom presentations has expanded the medical-legal subspecialty of medical illustration.