Ankylosing spondylitis, spine CT scan

Ankylosing spondylitis, spine CT scan

C021/5441 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: 1.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

Credit: Jean-Denis Laredo, ISM /SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Coloured computed tomography (CT) scan of a side view of the lumbar and sacral spine in ankylosing spondylitis. This is a chronic inflammatory arthritis of the spine and sacro-iliac joints (which connect the sacral spine to the pelvis). In this patient the vertebrae have developed a square appearance at their front edges. In severe cases, the vertebrae fuse, giving a bamboo spine appearance. The neck and hips may also be affected. Pain and stiffness are treated with anti-inflammatory drugs and spinal mobility preserved through physiotherapy and regular exercises.

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

Keywords: abnormal, ankylosing spondylitis, arthritic, arthritis, back, bone, color, colored, colour, coloured, computed tomography, condition, ct scan, disease, disorder, healthcare, human body, inflamed, inflammation, joint, lower back, lumbar spine, medical, medicine, musculoskeletal disorders, no-one, nobody, pain, sacro-iliac, spine, spondylitis, unhealthy, x ray, x-ray, xray

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