Photoacoustic Contrast AgentsEnable High-resolution Molecular Imaging at Depth
Characterize, Visualize and Analyze your Molecular Contrast Agents with Photoacoustics
Exogenous contrast agents are important tools in a variety of imaging modalities including fluorescence, PET/SPECT, CT, MRI and ultrasound for visualizing cellular and molecular processes. Furthermore, they can be used for diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases. Some of these agents are approved for clinical use and thus are ideal for translational research.
Photoacoustic contrast agents include:
Molecular imaging with the Vevo LAZR and LAZR-X Photoacoustic Imaging Systems offers several advantages over other modalities:
- Deep optical signals visible with high-resolution (down to 40 um) in real time
- Multispectral acquisition for imaging multiple components simultaneously (blood, exogenous contrast agents, genetic reporters)
- Non-invasive and non-ionizing
- Fusion of molecular data with detailed anatomical images
The Vevo LAZR and LAZR-X systems provide tools for characterizing photoacoustic contrast agents in vitro and in vivo with the Vevo PHANTOM and associated software application for researchers designing agents for biomedical applications.
- Cancer imaging and therapy
- Sentinel lymph node detection
- Imaging of lymphatics
- Cell tracking
- Reporter gene imaging
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