Week of 20 October 2020


The left atrial
appendage (LAA)
in a canine heart!

This image was acquired using IMMR’s 64-slice gated CT scanner with 3mensio 3D reconstruction software.

The LAA has been identified as a source of blood clots leading to thromboembolic stroke.

Technologies to occlude, isolate or ablate the LAA have been developed, and CT scan is the best way to have a complete 3D assessment of the LAA before any such interventional or surgical procedure.

Canines are known to be the only preclinical model to have a left atrial appendage resembling that in the human heart.

Contact us to learn more and discuss your preclinical research and pathology needs.