Transverse section of compact bone, SEM

Transverse section of compact bone, SEM

P105/0095 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 30.9MB

Downloadable file size: 2.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


This image is part of the feature Familiar Objects

Credit: POWER AND SYRED/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Compact bone. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a transverse section of compact bone. The Haversian canal (dark central area) contains blood vessels, lymphatics and nerves (all coloured red). Haversian canals are interconnecting neurovascular channels which run parallel to the long axes of long bones. Concentric bony layers, the lamellae, enclose the Haversian canals. The lamellae are made of compacted collagen fibres and ground substances produced by specialised cells called osteoblasts. During bone formation the osteoblasts become progressively trapped in lacunae (small dark areas). Magnification: x400 when printed at 10 centimetres across.

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

Keywords: anatomy, bone, bones, circle circles, compact, compact bone, haversian canal, human body, images, lacuna, lamella, magnified image, microscopic photos, round shape, rounded circular, scanning electron micrograph, subjects

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