This image is not available for purchase in your country.

F/col X-ray of silicosis

F/col X-ray of silicosis

M260/0046

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

ALAIN POL, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALAIN POL, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

False-colour chest X-ray of a person suffering from silicosis, a lung disease (one of a group known as the pneumoconioses) that is caused by inhaling silica dust particles. The presence of silica stimulates fibrosis of lung tissue which results in breathlessness & an increased susceptibility to tuberculosis. In this image, fibrosis is represented by the patchy yellow areas over the reduced, blue lung fields. A comparable normal lung would have larger & better defined blue areas. Workers in the mineral mining, quarrying, stone-dressing, sandblasting and boiler-scaling industries are prone to the disease.

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) }}