A = interlobar arteries and veins B = renal artery C = renal vein D = ureter E = renal pyramids F = minor calyx G = major calyx H = renal pelvis I = capsule J = medulla K = cortex L = nephrons
The chest cavity of the cat is opened to reveal the major veins that branch from the heart. Shown in blue are the superior vena cava, the brachiocephalic, subclavian and the internal and external jugular veins.
This image shows the inferior vena cava where it branches to the renal vein leading to the kidney. The vessels appear blue because the cat has been injected with blue latex.
This image of the heart shows a close-up view of the coronary vessels that are located on its surface. The cat has been injected with latex to color the vessels (blue for veins, pink for arteries.) Also visible is the pulmonary artery and the aorta.