Videography in Healthcare

Videography in Healthcare

As designated medical communicators we have a duty to maintain the highest possible standards in achieving excellent documentation, whilst minimising intrusion to medical workspaces. At Medical Illustration UK Ltd we understand videography, it is at the heart of our remit

Using Mirrors in Intra-Oral Photography

Using Mirrors in Intra-Oral Photography

For most dental intra-oral photography, a specialised ring flash provides even lighting inside the mouth. It is best that the ring flash is attached firmly to the camera lens, providing ease of use and standardised illumination. The ring-flash must be capable of producing sufficient light for an aperture of at least f22 to maximise depth of field. Retractors are most commonly plastic and come in pairs…

The Importance of Dermoscopy

The Importance of Dermoscopy

Dermoscopy is a technique widely used by dermatologists in the investigation of moles and other skin conditions. It is also known as dermatoscopy, epiluminescence microscopy (ELM) or skin surface microscopy. The dermoscope is an optical device which has a specialised light source built into it. When placed in direct contact with the skin, the dermoscope reveals structures which are just below the surface of the skin…

Information Governance and the Mobile Phone

Information Governance and the Mobile Phone

Today, Information Governance ensures necessary safeguards for, and appropriate use of, patient and personal information. Everyone working for the NHS who records, handles, stores or comes across information that could identify a patient has a Common Law Duty of Confidence to that patient and to the Trust they work for. They have signed a contract of employment that includes a statement of the need to…

Darkfield Illumination

Darkfield Illumination

Darkfield Illumination – The project was to establish whether laparoscopic surgeons should wear masks as an extra barrier against a potential source of infection during laparoscopic surgery. To record any released gas cloud we used a photographic technique known as darkfield or darkground illumination. This technique enables the photography of subject matter that is essentially transparent and relies…

A Surgeon’s View

A Surgeon’s View

Clinical Photography is now an integral part of the diagnostic and disease management process. It is seen as an essential service in the major specialities of all Trusts across the UK. There has also been much publicised evidence to support the fact that interaction and visual patient information allows the patient to better understand the procedure and outcomes and make a more informed decision. Increased information has been proved to alter clinical decisions made by patients who often choose less invasive treatment over surgical interventions.

Medical PR Photography

Medical PR Photography

From time to time, most organisations need to produce PR material describing themselves and what they do. Whether in printed form or on a website, pictures will enhance the appearance and attract attention. MIUK have creative photographers who can work from a brief or with an art director both in a hospital environment or on location. We do have the benefit of being based in large NHS teaching hospitals and can often organise photography in difficult to arrange environments i.e. operating theatres, wards etc.

Pregnancy Book

The Pregnancy Book, a key Department of Health publication, is given free to expectant mothers and parents in England. The book is extremely popular and a trusted authority on all aspects of maternity. By providing in-depth support, useful contact information and advice on rights, and benefits, the book is an excellent addition to the support provided by maternity teams. The book’s content has been updated to reflect new policies, changing social trends and advice and guidance.

Close-up Photography

Close-up Photography

Close up and Macro ( anything 1:1 up to 3:1 magnification ratio) clinical photography offer some of the most challenging yet rewarding work for the medical photographer. The issues of depth of field, lighting and working distance from a subject which is not static all contribute to obtaining a perfect image. Close-up views can easily be disorientated, so should normally be accompanied by an ‘establishing’ view, to show their precise anatomical position.

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