AMSTERDAM or ONSITE: Vevo LAZR Imaging Course

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

Aim: After successful completion of this 4-day course the participants will be able to conduct their own studies on the Vevo LAZR system which includes

  • Dual modality imaging with photoacoustic and ultrasound 
  • Proper animal handling and preparation
  • Small animal anesthesia
  • Imaging in 2D and 3D
  • In vitro and ex vivo characterization of photoacoustic contrast agents
  • Spectral unmixing and multiplex imaging
  • Assessing tissue oxygenation
  • Introduction to laser safety
  • Reproducible imaging

Who can register for this course:
All current and future users of the Vevo LAZR photoacoustic system can register

Additional information:
Please bring you laptop (Windows based OS). You will get a trial version of Vevo LAB – the Vevo offline analysis software with all its features so you can practice and analyze your data on your own computer.

Course material, lunches, refreshments are included in the course fee. 
Please note that accommodation and travel arrangements are not included.

Preliminary course agenda:


9:00am Arrival at Fujifilm VisualSonics
Welcome and Introduction
Applications Specialists
9:00am – 09:30am Introduction.
Short personal introduction of the training participants.
9:30am – 10:30am

Introduction to PAUS – photoacoustic ultrasound – 
with the Vevo LAZR system.

Overview of Small Animal imaging – introduction to the
- B-Mode in 2D and 3D
- Photoacoustic principle
- The value of contrast agents
- Overview of available software tools

10:30am – 12:00pm Imaging the mouse hind limb
- Animal preparation and anesthesia
- Understanding the ultrasound image and the value
of image coregistration in real time.
- Imaging in 2D and 3D
- Complimentary imaging modes
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 4:00pm

General Imaging

- Practice imaging modes
- Workflow and reproducibility

4:00pm – 5:00pm Data export and basic measurements
- Offline analysis tools


DAY 2  
9:00am  Arrival at Fujifilm VisualSonics
9:15am - 12:00pm

The Vevo LAZR System
- Interlocks and laser safely
- System components and maintenance
- Imaging in single wavelength
- Imaging with multiple wavelengths.
Including hands on for all participants

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 5:00pm Imaging with the Vevo LAZR system
- Improving workflow for single wavelength
- Tissue oxygenation


DAY 3  
9:00am Arrival at FujiFilm VisualSonics
9:00am - 12:00pm Spectral Unmixing and the Importance of High Resolution

- Characterization of contrast agents
- Workflow
- Data management
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 5:00pm Imaging with the Vevo LAZR system
- Workflow – spectral unmixing tools


DAY 4  
9:00am Arrival at Fujifilm VisualSonics
9:00am - 12:00pm Vevo LAZR FAQ
- Imaging, data export
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 5:00pm  Vevo LAZR Data
- Data analysis



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

Select a Course

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