Rat Head with Tongue Blood Supply

Rat Head with Tongue Blood Supply

A whole rat head was perfused with BriteVu and multiple areas were evaluated for their blood supply.  As several researchers are currently studying the blood supply to the jaw and oral cavity, this area has been of interest.  Here the rat head has been digitally ‘cut’ to show the head split down the middle from front (rostral) to back (caudal).  The highly vascular tongue is shown just behind (to the right of) the teeth.  Also the vasculature to the lower…

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Rat Ovaries and Uterine Horns Perfused with BriteVu

Rat Ovaries and Uterine Horns Perfused with BriteVu

After total body perfusion with BriteVu, the rat’s ovaries, uterine horns and uterus were removed for individual micro CT scanning (35µm).  The body of the uterus is to the left and can be seen separating into the individual left and right uterine horns and finally ending in the ovaries (far right).  The blood supply to the uterine horns and ovaries are readily apparent and in stunning detail.  Such studies can be used to understand blood flow to the female reproductive…

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Mouse Liver Perfused with BriteVu + Metaflow

Mouse Liver Perfused with BriteVu + Metaflow

As different researchers have been requesting specific features (when looking at vascular structures), our team has been using a variety of techniques to improve image quality with BriteVu.  This image shows the caudal side of a mouse liver perfused with BriteVu and Metaflow (The Dodge Company, http://www.dodgeco.com/). The addition of metaflow improved perfusion, including continuity of filling, of some vascular organs.  For more details as to how we used Metaflow with BriteVu perfusions, please ‘Contact’ us.  Scanned on Siemens Inveon…

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Rat Kidney BriteVu Perfusion for Research

Rat Kidney BriteVu Perfusion for Research

BriteVu perfused rat kidney CT scanned at 30 µm. Courtesy of the Head Injury and Vessel Biomechanics Lab at the University of Utah. The whole rat was perfused for a brain vasculature study.  However all of the tissues were well infiltrated with BriteVu creating incredible perfusions throughout the body.

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Rat Eye BriteVu Arteriovenogram

Rat Eye BriteVu Arteriovenogram

Window to the soul.  An arteriovenogram reached the eye of a rat and, combined with micro CT, produced a detailed map of the blood supply to and within the eye.  The central (black) portion represents the iris which is immediately outlined by the blood supply to the iris.  The back half of the eye has been digitally removed to create a clearer picture.  CT scan at 10µm.  Courtesy of the Head Injury and Vessel Biomechanics Lab at the University of…

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Rat Heart Perfused with BriteVu CT Contrast Agent

Rat Heart Perfused with BriteVu CT Contrast Agent

Rat heart perfused with BriteVu contrast agent. As a part of a study at the Head Injury and Vessel Biomechanics Lab at the University of Utah, the whole rat was perfused and individual organs were CT scanned for detailed analysis. The 10 µm CT scan shows individual blood vessels in the heart muscle and on the outside (especially along the coronary groove). By understanding vascular flow, researchers can determine areas of increased and decreased blood supply to different parts of the…

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BriteVu Perfused Rat Brain

BriteVu Perfused Rat Brain

Stewart Yeoh from the Head Injury and Vessel Biomechanics Lab at the University of Utah provided this image of a BriteVu perfused rat brain. This is plain light photography of the dorsal surface of the brain.  The surface vessels are readily visible and contain BriteVu high contrast agent.  The vasculature inside the brain tissue is also well perfused and can be seen in the light histology slide also provided by Stewart Yeoh in this gallery.

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BriteVu Perfused Rat Brain

BriteVu Perfused Rat Brain

Stewart Yeoh from the Head Injury and Vessel Biomechanics Lab at the University of Utah provided this image of a BriteVu perfused rat brain. The dark lines represent blood vessels in the brain. This is a 200 µm slice with no stain, filters or special lighting (basic white light used). From the orientation of the vessels you can get a sense of how blood flows within the brain.

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CAT Scan of a Rat Head Using BriteVu

CAT Scan of a Rat Head  Using BriteVu

Rat head (whole body) perfused with BriteVu contrast media.  Rat head was scanned at 35 µm resolution.  Courtesy of Stewart Yeoh from the Head Injury and Vessel Biomechanics Lab at the University of Utah.  The nose is to the right and eye is approximately in the center of the image.

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