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PD-icon.svg This file is ineligible for copyright and therefore in the public domain, because it is a technical image created as part of a standard medical diagnostic procedure. No creative element rising above the threshold of originality was involved in its production. Note that this applies primarily to the United States; medical images may or may not be eligible for copyright in other jurisdictions. See Commons:Patient images for details.

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This documentation is transcluded from Template:PD-medical/doc.

This template is intended for images produced as part of standard diagnostic medical procedures, including x-rays and other instruments. Note that not all x-rays necessarily fall under this classification, and some are deliberately artistic and copyrightable, such as the work of Nick Veasey. As with portrait photographs, the subject does not possess any copyright to such works, and cannot release them under a free license; any such license tags should be removed and replaced with this tag, or deleted if this tag is not applicable.

For information on issues of privacy and consent, see Commons:Patient images.

For prior consensus discussions about medical diagnostic images, see:

The template automatically sets the following categories:


{{PD-medical |subject= }}

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
subject To indicate that you are the subject depicted by the medical image and consent to its use. This should not be applied by a third party; instead assent to use by a third party should be sent to OTRS. empty optional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the File namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

Relies on:

See also

  • For chemistry structures, use {{PD-chem}}.
  • For logos that only consist of simple geometric shapes and/or text, use {{PD-textlogo}}
  • For simple text, (non-logo) use {{PD-text}}.
  • For simple geometry shapes, use {{PD-shape}}
  • For Unicode glyphs, use {{PD-Unicode}}.
  • For raster renderings of a font (or typeface), use {{PD-font}}.
  • For simple (non-creative) reproduction of two-dimensional subject, use {{PD-scan}} or {{PD-scan-two}}.
    If the depicted subject is a creative work, it should have also its own permission (license tag)!
  • For SVG representations of an ancient script, use {{PD-ancient-script}}.
  • For works too trivial to be copyrighted see {{PD-ineligible}}.
  • For photographs of old works taken by yourself, use the appropriate one of the following …
    • {{PD-old-100}} for works by authors who died more than 100 years ago.
    • {{PD-old-80}} for works by authors who died more than 80 years ago.
    • {{PD-old-75}} for works by authors who died more than 75 years ago.
    • {{PD-old-70}} for works by authors who died more than 70 years ago.
    • {{PD-US}} for U.S. works published before 1 January 1923
    • {{PD-1923}} for non-U.S. works published before 1 January 1923.
    • {{PD-1996}} for works that are in the public domain in their source countries on 1 January 1996.
  • For photographs of old works (as above) taken by someone else, use {{PD-Art}}


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This template is localized through {{Autotranslate}}. The layout of the template can be found under Template:PD-medical/layout.

To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please copy the code of Template:PD-medical/en (or any other language version you prefer to translate) and replace the text strings in there (the form below can be used to create a translation, the English version is preloaded in the edit box). Please change the parameter lang from en (or whatever language you are translating) to the language code of your language.