Grand Anatomy

A nursing student's love for fine artistic renderings of the human anatomy.
Sweet sweet thrombolytics. 
medicalschool:

The two scans below show the head of the same patient, who suffered an  acute stroke (image at left). Doctors were able to reopen a blocked artery in the patient’s brain  with t-PA, a clot-busting medicine (right). If the blocked artery can be  opened quickly enough, the restoration of blood flow can salvage  damaged brain tissue. If reopening occurs too late, brain tissue will  die, even if blood flow is restored. In such situations the patient will  have a poorer recovery or may die.

Sweet sweet thrombolytics. 

medicalschool:

The two scans below show the head of the same patient, who suffered an acute stroke (image at left). Doctors were able to reopen a blocked artery in the patient’s brain with t-PA, a clot-busting medicine (right). If the blocked artery can be opened quickly enough, the restoration of blood flow can salvage damaged brain tissue. If reopening occurs too late, brain tissue will die, even if blood flow is restored. In such situations the patient will have a poorer recovery or may die.

(via lonewalker)