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Photo credits--unusual type...

  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    This is a hypothetical question, based upon a hub I am considering...about a medical issue.

    The question is, can I use photos that are from an x-ray from my own medical records?  As the patient, I have a right to my records, including the x-rays, and the right to show them to whomever I wish...but, obviously, I was not the one who "took" the "picture." 

    How would I phrase the photo credit for such a use?

  2. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago

    The reason we give photo credits is to reward the photographer, who is seeking to make a living from his or her craft.  It's free publicity for them.

    Radiographers make money by taking x-rays, not by selling the results - so I'm sure they couldn't care less what you choose to do with the images once you've got them. No credit necessary.

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I agree with Marisa.

  3. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    Great!  Thank you both!

    1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      As for the credit line for the photo, maybe you could put "Author's Personal Medical Records" or something if you feel it will get questions or have problems in QAP?

  4. Lwelch profile image93
    Lwelchposted 4 years ago

    Just write x-rays of hub author taken xx/xx/xxxx at xxxxxxx location.  Maybe that would be enough

    1. Simone Smith profile image90
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That sounds like a good way to cite it to me!

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
        DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Simone.  wink

  5. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    Thanks, Marcy and Lwelch--
    both good suggestions..  wink

 
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