American Alligator as seen with BriteVu!

Mar 7, 2021 Off Comments in Reptiles
American Alligator as seen with BriteVu!

Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) are frequently studied for their respiratory, neurovascular and skeletal anatomy as they represent early and successful forms that have lasted millions of years.  By understanding this ancient anatomy, scientists can better understand evolution of closely and distantly related species.  This alligator was perfused with BriteVu and BriteVu Enhancer and scanned on an Epica Vimago CT scanner at 200µm slice thickness (  The CT data sets were then converted into images created using the Anatomage Invivo5 software. For more information, visit or email [email protected].  For more information about BriteVu and Scarlet Imaging research, go to

Alligator video

American alligator perfused with BriteVu and then CT scanned.

Alligator video with BriteVu