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>Canine eosinophil nuclei are less lobulated than those of neutrophils. The number and size of the contained azurophilic granules are variable: some cells are filled with small similarly sized granules while others contain sparsely distributed granules of various sizes or only several large-size granules. Small vacuoles are often found in the cytoplasm.</p>
<p>In the centre, there is an eosinophil filled with characteristic orange-red granules. The cell below is a lymphocyte.</p>
<p>Platelets that are 2/3 of the size of red blood cells or larger are called ‘giant platelets’. They are occasionally found in a healthy animal, and a high occurrence of giant platelets may be accompanied by decreased platelet counts.</p>
<p>Typical canine lymphocyte with round nucleus, rough chromatin and only a scant amount of pale blue cytoplasm.</p>
<p>Lymphocyte to the left and typical monocyte to the right.</p>
<p>Mast cell found in a cytospin sample collected from the peritoneal cavity. Typical characteristics of mast cells are a round to slightly oval nucleus and fine-to-coarse red to deep purple cytoplasmic granules. Red blood cells are present due to mild haemorrhage.</p>
<p>Immature granulocyte with condensed nuclear chromatin and a tendency towards segmentation, bluish cytoplasm.</p>
<p>Blood smear of a 6-year-old male Pomeranian dog suffering from hepatic dysfunction associated with cholestasis and pancreatitis. Several microcytes of variable size which may become sphere-shaped. </p>
<p>Monocyte with delicate nuclear chromatin and grey-blue cytoplasm. On close inspection, there are vacuoles in the cytoplasm which help to distinguish this monocyte from a metamyelocyte.</p>