Embryo 56 Day Old Blood Vessel to Brain
Computer Generated Image from Micro-MRI, actual size of embryo = 30.0 mm - This image provides a right-sided perspective of an embryo during its eighth week of development. The age is calculated from the day of fertilization. The skin has been made translucent so that internal organs can be observed. The brain is highlighted in yellow-orange. Red blood vessels branching from the functionally complete, four-chambered heart, indicated in red, extend towards the brain. In the facial region, the red circle indicates the eye. The liver, shown in pale yellow, is situated below the heart.