Research Images as Art / Art Images as Research 2019/20

Entry No. 23

Mr Alexander Kirby, Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering

Gila Monster Osteoderm

Polarised light micrograph of a parasagittal section of Heloderma suspectum (lizard) osteoderm and surrounding dermis. False colour composite created by merging six images taken using linearly polarising filters at 15ยบ rotation intervals, a new technique, where colour represents the orientation of collagen fibres. Width of field = 1.22mm

Produced: Polarised light microscopy


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