Week of 02 November 2021


The rete mirabile!

Rete mirabile means ‘wonderful net’ in Latin, it is a small and dense network of blood vessels found at the base of the brain. This vascular network surrounds the pituitary gland and is commonly found in sheep and pigs but only in very rare occasion in humans. Innovators developing products for carotid vascular intervention need to be aware of such species-specific anatomic differences when considering animal models for their preclinical studies.

In the Vascular arena, IMMR has accrued deep experience working with coronary, peripheral, carotid and neurovascular technologies at human scale in normal as well as in pathologic models.

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

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