‘Kidney Stone’ is one of FEI’s September image contest winners. http://www.fei.com/image-contest/2014/monthly-winners/
Category: Human Body
Courtesy of Prof. David Pérez-Morga
False-colored SEM image of the surface of a kidney stone. Urolithiasis is a common condition, with a prevalence of about 10%. Various types of urinary calculi have been described upon their mineral content and/or their morphology. The depicted stone is made of calcium phosphate crystals. François Jouret, Romy Gadisseur, Marjorie Vermeersch, David Pérez-Morga. Université de Liège-CHU ; Université libre de Bruxelles-CMMI.