False-colour X-ray showing lung cancer

False-colour X-ray showing lung cancer

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Caption: False-colour X-ray showing lung cancer (front view). This enhanced image colours the lungs purple inside the ribcage; with the heart (centre) coloured red. The lung at right is can- cerous, with the tumour showing up as a fibrous white growth. Lung cancer is one of the most mali- gnant of tumours; in most cases associated with cigarette smoking. Secondary malignant tumours which have spread from other parts of the body to the lungs, are also common. To confirm this x-ray diagnosis it is necessary to examine lung tissue microscopically for the presence of cancer cells. The simplest test is to examine samples of phlegm; otherwise a biopsy is performed.

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Keywords: cancer, cancer imaging, cancerous, chest x-ray, condition, disease, disorder, false-coloured, healthcare, image, lung, lung cancer, malignancy, malignant, medical, medicine, x-ray, xray

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