Goitre, scintigram

Goitre, scintigram

M165/0280 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.3MB

Downloadable file size: 5.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Goitre. Coloured scintigram of an enlarged thyroid gland (goitre). The thyroid is an endocrine gland found in the neck, responsible for the production of hormones controlling the body's metabolism. This condition is usually due to a deficiency in iodine, which is used to produce the hormones. The release of thyroid stimulating hormone (THS), to speed up hormone production, causes the swelling. A large goitre will cause a person's neck to swell and may cause breathing and swallowing difficulties. Treatment may involve iodine replacement or surgical removal. A scintigram shows the activity of the thyroid gland using a radioactive iodine tracer, which emits gamma rays that are detected by a gamma camera.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: coloured, diagnosis, diagnostics, disease, enlarged, false-coloured, gamma camera, gamma scan, goitre, human body, lobe, medical, medicine, neck, production, radioactive tracer, scanner, scintigram, swollen, t3, t4, thyroid gland, thyroid hormones, triiodothyronine, tyroxine

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.