Tuberculosis, X-ray

Tuberculosis, X-ray

M270/0265 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 38.6MB

Downloadable file size: 1.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: ZEPHYR/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tuberculosis. Coloured X-ray of the chest of a patient with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). Affected areas of the lungs (dark blue) are shown by grainy white patches. Pulmonary tuberculosis is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is spread by coughing and sneezing. The bacteria create primary tubercles, nodular lesions of dead tissue and bacteria, when inhaled into the lungs. Pulmonary tuberculosis may be symptomless, and may recur at periods when the patient's immune system is weakened. Symptoms of the active disease include fever, weight loss and the coughing up of blood. Treatment is with long-term antibiotics.

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

Keywords: bacteria, bacterial, bacterium, chest, coloured, condition, consumption, diagnosis, diagnostic, disease, disorder, false-colour, false-coloured, human, infected, infection, lesion, lesions, lung, lungs, medical, medicine, microbiological, microbiology, mycobacterium tuberculosis, nodular, pulmonary tuberculosis, radiography, rib, ribs, tb, thoracic, thorax, tubercle, tubercles, x-ray, x-ray machine, xray

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