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Carnation Ambulatory Heart Monitor animation

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We created an animation to introduce a new type of heart monitor that is smaller, more comfortable, water resistant, and best of all, captures and records a better cardiac wave signal. It was created for patients and doctors, and shows the benefits and application procedure. See the animation at:

Paul Petersen 2017

Aortic Valve Replacement

This illustration was done for the Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT Magna Aortic Heart Valve. The client requested the left ventricle be depicted in it’s contracted phase, with blood streaming upwards through the open replacement valve.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Anatomy, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Medical Devices, Mechanism of Action (MOA)

© Paul Petersen

Arteriovenous Malformation

An arteriovenous malformation is a tangle of faulty arteries and veins that can rupture within the brain. AVM repair helps prevent further bleeding in the brain. We were asked to illustrate the detachable tip of eV3's Apollo Onyx Delivery Micro Catheter. It allows the delivery of glue that blocks off the AVM while mitigating the risk of catheter entrapment. The catheter can inject more glue, over longer periods, while safeguarding the neurovasculature during it's retrieval.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Product Demonstration, Anatomy, Medical Devices, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Mechanism of Action (MOA)

© Paul Petersen

Micocatheter balloons for brain aneurysms

A depiction of neural arteries with multiple microcatheter balloons in position to assist in the coiling of brain aneurysms. The balloons are deployed into a position opposite the aneurysm neck. Then micro coils can be delivered safely to fill and block the aneurysm in order to prevent it's bursting.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Anatomy, Medical Devices, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Mechanism of Action (MOA)

© Paul Petersen

Endovascular embolization of an aneurysm

Healthcare providers use endovascular coiling, also called endovascular embolization, to block blood flow into an aneurysm. This series of illustrations for eV3 shows the steps involved when a brain aneurysm has a wide neck. To prevent the coils from spilling out into the neighboring blood vessel, an inflated micro balloon blocks the neck opening while the coiled knot is created.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Product Demonstration, Medical Devices, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery, Mechanism of Action (MOA)

© Paul Petersen


An illustration of an endograft stent for abdominal aortic aneurysms. The client requested a pose-able 3D model that could be easily repositioned. CAD and engineering files were not available, so we modeled the stent system from scratch and retouched it into a fluoroscopic image.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Medical Devices, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Mechanism of Action (MOA)

© Paul Petersen

Sutureless Aortic Valve

Depiction of the implantation of a suture-less aortic valve featuring the modular Trilogy Aortic Valve System from Arbor Surgical Technologies. These types of rapid deployment aortic valves were created as an alternative option that avoids the placement and tying of sutures. Potential advantages for suture-less aortic valve replacement include the reduction of time that a patient must be on a cardiopulmonary bypass machine.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Patient Education, Product Demonstration, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Vascular Surgery

© Paul Petersen

Catheter Ablation

Depiction of a cardiac ablation electrode being moved into position inside the heart, in this case, between the vena cava and the right ventricle, to treat cardiac arrhythmia.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Anatomy, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Medical Devices, Vascular Surgery

© Paul Petersen

Hand Postures of Spasticity

These illustrations were used to support the development of a common posture tool for upper limb spasticity and published in PM&R Journal in July 2016. It is open access so the figures can be used without permission from the journal, but with proper citation of

Keywords: Black & White, Line, Education, Patient Education, Anatomy, Disease Management, Neuroscience, Physical Therapy, Oncology

© Open Access

Anastomosis Assist Device

This medical device allows multiple bypass operations without the need of stopping the heart, or using a cardiopulmonary bypass machine. The surgeon can create holes for bypass blood supply in the aorta without loss of blood. This still was captured from our animation and used in print.

Keywords: Airbrush, Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Anatomy, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Medical Devices, Oncology, Mechanism of Action (MOA)

©Paul Petersen

Lower Leg Muscles

Select muscles in the lower leg

Keywords: Airbrush, Color, Information Graphics, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Education, Patient Education, Anatomy, Orthopaedics, Oncology

©Paul Petersen

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

A vector illustration of the heart with the client's bioprosthesis coronary artery bypass graft in place. Created in Adobe Illustrator so that it could be scaled to extremely large dimensions.

Keywords: Color, Advertising / Marketing, Patient Education, Anatomy, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Medical Devices, Vascular Surgery

© Paul Petersen

Keywords: Color, Line with Color, Advertising / Marketing, Education, Anatomy, Disease Management, Medical Devices, Vascular Surgery, Mechanism of Action (MOA)

© Paul Petersen

Veterinary Medicine Cover May 2009

The goal of this cover story was to depict the source of a Blastomycosis infection from a dog's point of view. The fungus is acquired by inhaling spores that exist in damp soil. I did some compositing and retouching of stock photos to get the dog's nose up front for a wide angle simulation, shot photos of dirt, and modeled the fungus spores in Luxology Modo.

Keywords: Color, Photography, 3D, Editorial, Disease Management, Respiratory, Veterinary Medicine, Oncology

© Paul Petersen

Simulated CT Scan

The client Edwards Scientific, wanted a simulation of a CT scan that they would own exclusively. These scans represent a computer enhanced "slice" of a patient's skeleton and soft tissues. I created a slice of a 3D model of a skeleton using clipping planes, and softened it in Photoshop for the right look. The vessels were illustrated with reference from actual CT scans.

Keywords: Color, 3D, Advertising / Marketing, Anatomy

© Paul Petersen



We help medical device makers depict their products in the working environments for which they were made. Our focus is to make the medical device the hero of each illustration or animation. The anatomy plays a supporting role to help explain the device's purpose, use and deployment. We want to tell the device's story in a setting that is easily recognized and understood. To that end we will simplify, stylize, or add specific detail to the anatomical settings that serve as the stage where that story is told. Device-Anatomy is led by Paul Petersen. He has over 20 years experience as a medical illustrator and product visualizer. His areas of experience include vascular interventions with such clients as Guidant, Medtronic, Bard, and eV3; cardiac systems with clients like Edwards Scientific, Boston Scientific, and Biosense Webster; and ocular and cosmetic healthcare with a variety of products by Allergan.


Airbrush, Black & White, Color, Information Graphics, Line, Line with Color, Photography, 3D


Anatomy, Cardiac Surgery / Cardiology, Disease Management, Medical Devices, Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Physical Therapy, Respiratory, Thoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Veterinary Medicine, Oncology, Mechanism of Action (MOA)