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By Mary H. Briscoe

This concise instruction manual, taking a truly functional and easy method, is aimed essentially at organic and scientific researchers. step-by-step, it courses its readers during the verbal exchange ideas and all technical points of getting ready transparent and powerful illustrations for medical guides of varied forms. one of the issues coated are drawings and diagrams, images, charts and tables, molecular pics, sorts of graphs, graph layout, the magazine determine, slides, posters, special effects, and extra. lots of the abundant examples are selected from commonplace biomedical and biochemical/molecular organic learn tactics (e.g., DNA sequences, gel photographs). it really is this specificity of addressing the representation wishes of scientists in those fields that distinguishes this hands-on handbook from different works on visible conversation and may make it a table reference.

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Be sure to keep a large supply on hand. Another reason for standardizing to one size is to avoid the temptation to use another size in place of the most appropriate size. PHOTOGRAPHS 35 Different placement of the labels may be tried fIrst on photocopies. Do not obscure important details with labels. If many labels are essential, consider making a diagram of the image which can then be labeled without cluttering or covering the image. LABELING BY DIAGRAM AoArch L Subclavian ~'l F MPA ~ ~~DAo The diagram labels serve to keep the photograph's details clear.

Below is an example of ultrasound imaging as it comes from the computer screen. UNIMPROVED This is an echocardiograph (EeG) showing sections of the inferior vena cava and the hepatic vein. The background labeling (illegible at this reduction) includes the mode, the tape number, the place, patient name and date. At the bottom is an EeG tracing. While this is vital information to the researcher, it is usually irrelevant to the point to be made and should be left. out. Since most equipment does not allow for changes on the screen, cropping and labeling must be done on the print.

Choose instead a plain, sans serif type face such as Helvetica. Make sure that you have enough of the correctly sized letters so that you will not have to use an inappropriate size or font. 40 CHAPTER 4 Video Images Photographs are often taken from video screens. Echocardiography, ultrasound images, computed tomography, scintigraphy, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, and others are photographed from the cathode ray tube (CRT) screen. Their effectiveness depends upon the resolution of the screen, the ability to enlarge crucial areas, and the labeling options that the computer program offers.

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