This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Computed tomography scan of lung cancer biopsy

Computed tomography scan of lung cancer biopsy

M134/0291

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

CNRI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CNRI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Lung cancer biopsy. Coloured computed tomography scan of a patient's chest showing a biopsy needle (blue, centre right) taking a tissue sample from a tumour (yellow and red) in the lung. The scan shows a horizontal slice through the chest. Black areas are normal lung tissue. The yellow area in the centre is the heart and its blood vessels. The spine appears in the lower centre (dark blue). Biopsies are carried out to obtain tissue samples for microscope examination. This makes it possible to establish whether a tumour is benign or, as in this case, malignant. Lung cancer is one of the most common and dangerous forms of cancer. The main single cause is cigarette smoking.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}