Rat Heart Perfused with BriteVu CT Contrast Agent

Jul 30, 2015 0 Comments in Mammals
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 heart that may be associated with a large variety of diseases.

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