Large intestine, X-ray

Large intestine, X-ray

P560/0157 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.0MB

Downloadable file size: 6.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: CNRI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Large intestine. Double contrast coloured X-ray of the abdomen showing a healthy large intestine, the final section of the digestive tract. It starts at the end of the small intestine and ends at the rectum. The main function of the large intestine is to reabsorb water from the faeces. Its convoluted shape gives a large surface area for reabsorption. A double contrast X-ray is obtained by introducing a solution of radio-opaque barium sulphate to the colon, which is then distended by air.

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

Keywords: abdomen, adult, air, anatomical, anatomy, barium, biological, biology, coloured, contrast medium, digestive system, double contrast, false-coloured, gut, healthy, human body, large intestine, normal, radiography, 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.