Microvasculature of a pigeon head.
- Echols, M. Scott.
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BriteVu®, a novel contrast agent developed out of the project allows researchers to see vasculature (with the aid of a CT scan) down to the capillary level. In this pigeon perfused with BriteVu®, the collar plexus of the neck subcutaneous veins is just visible at the bottom of the picture. This vascular plexus helps the pigeon thermoregulate by having an extensive blood supply close to the skin.
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