Bronchoscope image of normal trachea

Bronchoscope image of normal trachea

P580/0043 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 52.6MB

Downloadable file size: 1.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: CNRI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Bronchoscope image of the interior of a normal human trachea (windpipe), the airway connecting the throat and lungs; the trachea divides into the left and right bronchi which serve each lung. The bronchoscope is a type of endoscope. Images of inaccessible areas of the body are relayed from a lens & light source at the instrument's tip by flexible optical fibres; remote-controlled instruments allow for surgery & biopsy samples to be removed. Here, the rings of cartilage that prevent the trachea from collapsing are clearly visible, supporting a ciliated mucous membrane. The beat of the hair-like cilia sweeps the windpipe of particles of dirt.

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

Keywords: anatomy, bronchoscopy, cartilage, endoscopy, human body, respiratory system, trachea, tracheal, windpipe

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