Emphysema, X-ray

Emphysema, X-ray

C014/7010 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.2MB

Downloadable file size: 829.8KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: PR MICHEL BRAUNER/ISM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Emphysema. Frontal chest X-ray of a male patient with diffuse pulmonary emphysema, showing a large chest distension, as shown by the flattening of the diaphragm, and the presence of devascularised areas, particularly in the lung bases. Emphysema causes the tiny air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs to become damaged, leading to the walls between them breaking down. This causes large areas of trapped air and leads to a smaller surface area for gaseous exchange, restricting oxygen uptake by the blood. Emphysema is caused by smoking and is incurable. Treatment is aimed at preventing further damage.

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

Keywords: abnormal, blue, chest, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, condition, copd, decreased, diagnostic imaging, diffuse, disease, diseased, disorder, distended, distension, emphysema, flattened diaphragm, flattening, healthcare, human body, lung, lungs, male, man, medical, medicine, monochrome, pulmonary system, radiography, radiological, radiology, respiratory system, unhealthy, vascularisation, x-ray, xray

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