SOVEREIGN, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SOVEREIGN, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Coloured Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan in sagittal section through the spine of the back in a male patient aged 27, showing inflammation of the discs of vertebrae D5, D8 and D11, known as spondylodiscitis. These discs are left of the spinal cord (running down centre) and this condition shows that one of them is pressing on the cord.
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