03 December 2014
Vol 6, Issue 265

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ONLINE COVER Imaging for Success. The cover shows a rendering of a CT scan of the lungs (dark gray) of a patient infected with tuberculosis (TB). The air within the trachea and the lower bronchi of the lungs is shown in violet, and the dense tissue resulting from lung destruction by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium causing TB, is shown in green. A combination of CT and PET imaging of the lungs can be used to monitor the response of infected patients to new drugs for treating TB (Chen et al., Coleman et al.). [CREDIT: CLIFTON BARRY, NIAID/NIH]