Week of 29 June 2021


This image is an angiogram of the mandibular and maxillary vascularization in a pig!

There are important similarities between porcine and human dental vasculature, but not only: This species is also highly relevant for endovascular preclinical research. While many similarities between human and swine vasculature exist, there are important differences to consider when it comes to preclinical research. Therefore, understanding those differences is critical to guiding medical technology development and extrapolating observations in pig models to the expected safety and performance of medical devices in human patients.

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

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