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Imaging Zebra Fish

Image above shows the central nervous system of an adult zebrafish. 

Benefits of Vevo high frequency ultrasound for imaging Zebra fish:

  • Imaging unaffected by skin pigments
  • Fish imaged in natural environment
  • High frame rates
  • Precise assessment of blood flow and heart rate

Note: No embedding zebra fish in agar (as occasionally done for microscopy). Achieve more precise assessment of blood flow and heart rate.

Investigate cardiovascular changes due to different types of aneastesia genetic mutations
diseases (e.g. infarction) Drug toxicity

Zebra fish

Above: Whole body scan of an adult zebrafish under tricain anesthesia. Image positioning for zebrafish cardiac phenotyping. Note the zebrafish is lying in a groove to remain in a stable position.