Week of 20 July 2021


This image is an angiogram of the left coronary artery in a porcine!

Here’s how we know: The porcine model is known for its mostly right dominant coronary system, in that the posterior descending interventricular coronary artery arises from the right coronary artery, much like in humans.

Angiography is a valuable tool for endovascular procedures in the interventional and surgical management of vascular disorders. The procedure uses radiopaque contrast dye to highlight any narrowing or blockages of blood vessels that impede blood flow and may need to be treated with angioplasty, stenting or bypass grafting.

Next week, you will have another opportunity to identify a seemingly similar but distinct image. Stay tuned!

This image was acquired using one of two Philips FD20 flat panel angiography systems in IMMR’s two hybrid ORs that enable innovators to conduct sophisticated procedures combining surgical, interventional and imaging techniques.

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