This image is not available for purchase in your country.

MRI scan of woman's spine in osteoporosis

MRI scan of woman's spine in osteoporosis

M230/0060

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

SIMON FRASER / DEPT. OF NEURORADIOLOGY, NEWCASTLE GENERAL HOSPITAL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SIMON FRASER / DEPT. OF NEURORADIOLOGY, NEWCASTLE GENERAL HOSPITAL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Magnetic resonance image (MRI) of the spine of a 78 year-old woman suffering from osteoporosis (brittle bone disease), revealing a collapsed vertebra at T12 (the lowermost thoracic backbone). Bone debris compressing the spinal cord appears as a pale notch in the grey tone of the cord to the right of the backbone at upper centre. Osteoporosis describes a reduction in bone density, resulting in an increase in brittleness and a greater risk of fractures, particularly of the vertebrae & the head of the femur. Its higher incidence in women is attributed to a decline in hormone production following the menopause.

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) }}