50.8 MB (1.0 MB compressed)
4583 x 3874 pixels
38.9 x 32.8 cm ⏐ 15.3 x 12.9 in (300dpi)
ZEPHYR / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ZEPHYR / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Coloured magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of an axial (horizontal) view of the spine of a patient aged 35, showing a herniated disc at upper centre (rounded) which has ruptured causing it to press on the spinal cord below (yellow). This disc is between lumbar vertebra (L5) and sacral vertebra (S1) in the lower back. Surgery was required to replace this damaged disc with an artificial (prosthetic) one.
Model release not required. Property release not required.