Welcome to our Scientific Image Gallery. Here you can find real-life examples of cell images, mostly (but not only) from peripheral blood films, that illustrate typical morphologic characteristics pointing to specific conditions or disorders. This constitutes their diagnostic value.
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<p>Small lymphocyte with little cytoplasm to the left and a large atypical lymphocyte with abundant, intensely blue cytoplasm to the right.</p>
<p>Small lymphocyte and a basophil of a rabbit. The basophil granules are well defined and numerous, almost concealing the outline of the nucleus similar to a mast cell. </p>
<p>From left to right a band neutrophil, basophil and lymphocyte. In this basophil the basophilic granules are dense, but each granule is blurred, a common finding in rabbit basophils.</p>
<p>Giemsa simple stained blood smear of a rabbit showing a heterophil (neutrophil) to the upper left, a lymphocyte below and an eosinophil to the right. Note the lighter staining nucleus of the eosinophil as well as a lighter colour of the neutrophilic granules resulting from this stain.</p>
<p>Large red blood cell with basophilic stippling (between the two lymphocytes) in a case of auto-immune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA). To the right, next to the lower lymphocyte, there is a polychromatic red blood cell.</p>
<p>Red blood cells of a healthy individual showing a paler centre and a darker border. Occasionally the pale centre has an elongated shape (stomatocytes; at this frequency they have no pathological significance).</p>
<p>At the edge of a blood film normal red blood cells show no central pallor and look like spherocytes.</p>
<p>Red blood cells of a healthy individual. Normal red blood cells are a little smaller than the 'standard lymphocyte', which is pictured here.</p>
<p>Trophozoites (rings) of Plasmodium falciparum are often thin and delicate, measuring on average 1/5 the diameter of the red blood cell. Rings may possess one or two chromatin dots. They may be found on the periphery of the RBC and multiple-infected RBC are not uncommon. Ring forms may become compact or pleomorphic, depending on the quality of the blood or if there is a delay in making smears. </p>