Dennis Gorelik (dennisgorelik) wrote,
Dennis Gorelik

Mesothelioma tumor on CT-scan

I find this picture fascinating.
It demonstrates several important concepts:
1) CT-scan and why it is needed.
2) How cancerous tumor looks like (in this case, Mesothelioma).
3) How key human organs look like on a CT-scan.

Malignant Mesothelioma, coronal CT scan.
Legend: the malignant mesothelioma is indicated by yellow arrows, the central pleural effusion is marked with a yellow star. (1) right lung, (2) spine, (3) left lung, (4) ribs, (5) aorta, (6) spleen, (7) left kidney, (8) right kidney, (9) liver.

Other pictures by the same photographer: Stevenfruitsmaak Gallery.

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Tags: medicine, oncology, science
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