Tuberculosis, X-ray

Tuberculosis, X-ray

M270/0273 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 19.4MB

Downloadable file size: 874.0KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: ISM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Tuberculosis. Frontal chest X-ray of the lungs of a patient with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). Affected areas of the lungs are seen as white patches (upper centre). Pulmonary TB is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is spread by coughing and sneezing. When inhaled into the lungs, the bacterium creates nodular lesions of dead tissue and bacteria called primary tubercles. Symptoms of pulmonary TB include fever, weight loss and the coughing up of blood, although it can be symptomless. Treatment is with long-term antibiotics. The disease may recur if the patient's immune system is weakened.

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

Keywords: bacterial, bacterium, black-and-white, chest, consumption, diagnosis, diagnositics, disease, front view, frontal, human body, infected, infection, lesion, lesions, lung, lungs, medical, medicine, monochrome, mycobacterium tuberulosis, nodular, pulmonary tuberculosis, radiography, tb, 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.