This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Prostate cancer radiotherapy surgery

Prostate cancer radiotherapy surgery

C001/8059

Rights Managed

50.5 MB (50.0 MB compressed)

5150 x 3427 pixels

43.7 x 29.0 cm ⏐ 17.2 x 11.4 in (300dpi)

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions

Not to be used for advertising or in a defamatory context.

Caption

Prostate cancer radiotherapy surgery. Surgeon inserting radioactive sources into a patient's prostate gland. The radioactive sources are being implanted using needles inserted through a template (black square), through the perineal skin, and then guided to the prostate gland using a trans-rectal ultrasound probe. This implantation of radioactive sources is a procedure known as brachytherapy, a form of radiotherapy. The radiation from the radioactive sources kills the cancerous cells. The syringe (lower right) is used to inflate the silicon sheath around the probe with water. This improves the quality of the ultrasound picture.

Release details

Model release available. Property release not required.

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

  • Calculate price
  • Add to board