AMSTERDAM or ONSITE: Vevo 3100 Abdominal Imaging Course

This course available on site at your lab or at our Amsterdam lab.

Included in the training (Amsterdam Lab):

  • Seminar room with projector
  • Animals for training
  • Isoflurane and O2 / Medical Air (approved anesthesia)
  • Lunch and refreshments

General system introduction

  • General introduction to the Vevo 3100 system
    • setup, basic function, maintenance, cleaning procedures

After the course the participants will be able to:

  • Handle the Vevo equipment, and follow maintenance and cleaning procedures
  • Perform abdominal ultrasound scans, identifying major organs and blood vessels
  • 2D and 3D ultrasound imaging including data analysis
  • Assess organ vascularity in 2D and 3D
  • Measure blood flow velocities in major abdominal vessels
  • Data export (fully automated background transfer), data management, image annotations and export for presentations and publications


DAY 1  
8:45am Arrival at Institution
9:00am - 10:00am Seminar: Introduction to Mouse Abdominal and Vascular Imaging using the Vevo 3100 System
Presenting imaging views and measurements in various models. General introduction on the Vevo system’s capabilities, tips and tricks, and analysis tools.
Dedicated focus on workflow for early detection of abdominal tumors, volumetric quantification, tumor/organ functional and molecular characterization, and possibilities for photoacoustic imaging.
10:00am – 10:30am Vevo system introduction                        Animal Facility
Introduction to the Vevo 3100 system and its components
•    Setup, basic function, maintenance, cleaning procedures
•    Contact details for technical and scientific support from Fujifilm VisualSonics
Animal handling and preparation
10:30am – 11:30am Abdominal imaging                                  Animal Facility
Introduction to abdominal imaging 
Focus on identification of abdominal organs and blood vessels
•    Kidneys and adrenal glands
•    Liver, spleen, pancreas
•    Stomach, and intestine
•    Reproductive organs (if requested)
•    Abdominal aorta, inferior vena cava, portal vein, hepatic artery, renal arteries and veins, splenic artery and vein
11:30am – 12:30pm

Abdominal imaging                         Animal Facility

Practicing of abdominal imaging reproducing the previously introduced techniques

  • Image acquisition
  • Annotations
  • Saving images and videos
12:30pm –13:30pm LUNCH
13:30pm –16:00pm Abdominal imaging                        Animal Facility
Advanced abdominal imaging 
Introducing 3D capabilities including assessment of vasculature
•    Kidneys and adrenal glands in 2D and 3D 
•    Gated image acquisition 
Introducing working with presets – establishing standardized imaging protocols.
Data export (including automated data transfer)
16:00pm –17:00pm Data Analysis                                     Seminar room
VevoLAB offline analysis software.
Importing previously acquired data into the offline analysis software.
Data handling, annotations, measurements and 3D analysis protocols.
Computers (PC) and projector required.
17:00pm Summary of Training  Day 1


DAY 2  
8:45am Arrival at Institution
9:00am - 12:00pm

Abdominal imaging                        Animal Facility
Practice of learnt techniques.
•    Identification and volumetric assessment of abdominal organs in 3D.
•    Identification and labelling of abdominal vessels.
Focus on workflow, reproducibility and acquisition speed. Tips and tricks for fine-tuning. 

12:00pm – 13:00pm Lunch
13:00pm – 14:00pm Vascular Imaging                            Animal Facility
Introducing Color and Power Doppler Mode for assessing blood flow velocities.
Identifying arterial and venous blood flow patterns.
14:00pm – 16:30pm Vascular Imaging                            Animal Facility
Reproducing acquired techniques.
Discussions on to be expected structural and functional changes during tumor growth.
Applications for abdominal, and tumor research. 
16:30pm – 17:00pm

Data export and analysis

Training feedback and training certificates

NOTE:  The agenda can be modified when requested.


Vevo University Courses are offered On Site, our Toronto Lab or at our Amsterdam Lab

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5 Reasons to Attend:

1. Personal instruction

2. The perfect balance between theoretical and hands-on learning

3. Cover the application areas of your choice on your own animal model

4. Our labs offer full range of systems, software and accessories 

5. Certificate upon completion