American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis)
The Grey Parrot Anatomy Project has been established in part to improve upon and create technology that allows the world to study anatomy of any animal. While the focus is on the grey parrot, the methodology being developed has already been used on birds, mammals (including humans), reptiles and more. One of the advances has been the development of BriteVu®, a new contrast agent that allows researchers to see vasculature (with the aid of a CT scan) down to the capillary level. The vasculature of the alligator is highlighted using BriteVu® with the heart and its major vessels visualized in left image. The alligator also has osteomyelitis of the right humerus.