Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion System (IMAGE) University Health Network Caption In the ex vivo lung perfusion system, the lungs are placed in a protective dome in which a system continuously pumps a bloodless solution of oxygen, proteins and nutrients into the injured donor lungs, making it possible for the injured cells to begin repairing themselves. The system also gives staff more time to plan the logistics of the transplant surgery, while they are continuously assessing and treating the organ. Credit UHN Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.