Contrast enhanced image of a human cadaver head

Apr 10, 2016 0 Comments in Humans
Contrast enhanced image of a human cadaver head

Above is the first complete detailed contrast enhanced (BriteVu) image of a human cadaver head.  The perfusion was completed by Dr Bruce Wainman (Education Program in Anatomy) at McMaster University.  The head was (digitally) cut down the middle (sagittal section) to show the blood supply inside the brain, nasal passages, spine and even the tongue.  This type of study allows one to see the blood vessels in 3D and is very helpful for students, teachers, surgeons and others that want to know the location and orientation of the vascular anatomy of the human head. BriteVu Special Projects was used as the contrast agent. CT performed on a GE clinical scanner and 1 mm slices taken.  The nose is to the left.

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