F/col gamma scan of post-infarction damaged heart

F/col gamma scan of post-infarction damaged heart

M172/0228 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 55.3MB

Downloadable file size: 6.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Heart after heart attack. False-colour computer enhanced gamma scan of a human heart (seen in transverse section) which has suffered a myo- cardial infarction. During a heart attack, the heart muscle is starved of oxygen and necrosis (cell death) occurs in places. Here, red areas show healthy myocardial tissue which normally is continuous in a semi-circle around the left ven- tricle. Due to myocardial infarction, the red areas are separated, with scarred tissue occurring between & beneath the red areas. Gamma scanning (scintigraphy) involves introducing radioactive substances into the body, which are taken up by certain organs and detected by a gamma camera.

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

Keywords: cardiac, cardiac infarct, cardiac muscle, condition, disease, disorder, gamma, gamma scan, healthcare, heart, heart attack, infarct, infarction, medical, medicine, muscle, myocardial, myocardial infarction, scintigram

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