Searching for graphics

UpToDate® includes a search feature that allows you to quickly find graphics and related topics. There are thousands of graphics in UpToDate that included the following types: Pictures, Tables, Figures (illustrations and diagrams), Graphs, Algorithms, and Movies.

Search box

Search results

Graphics search results

Graphics light box


Search box

At any search box, you can select the 'Graphics' content type in the dropdown menu to have the search results show only graphics related to your search term.

Search dropdown

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Search results

Once on the search results page, if you want to see only graphics, click on the word Graphics to the left of the search results. You can also click Adult, Pediatric or Patient to see topics prioritized by that type.

Graphics option in search results

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Graphics search results

Within the Graphics search results view, all relevant graphics are shown in a thumbnail view. You can click on the graphic thumbnail or the title below the thumbnail to see more details in the Graphics lightbox view.

Graphics in thumbnail view

Enterprise customers who have a Visual Dx subscription and who have the integration turned on for their account will see a Visual Dx thumbnail in their graphic search results for any search queries in which visual Dx has relevant content. When the user clicks on the Visual Dx icon they will be brought into the Visual Dx web site to view additional images.

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Graphics light box

Within the Graphics light box view, you are able to see a larger view of the image as well as a list of topics where this graphic is referenced. You can print, email or export this graphic from within the light box. Click on 'Full view' to open the graphic in a new window.

Additionally, you can provide feedback on this graphic to UpToDate®.

Indivicual graphics view

Under the 'Appears in Topics' section to the right of the graphic, you can click on a title to open the topic. The topic will be scrolled to the section of the topic in which the graphic first appears. The first link to the graphic within the body of the topic will be highlighted for easy location.

To close the graphics light box, click the 'X' in the upper right or click in the shaded area around the light box.

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