Translational Bioimaging Resource – High-Resolution Ultrasound Facility
HRUF provides small-animal ultrasound imaging with axial resolution down to 30 microns. With the VisualSonics Vevo 2100, as well as data management and analysis software, the system can be used for biomedical research and material characterization.
The HRUF regularly works with researchers in the UA’s College of Medicine, Arizona Cancer Center, Sarver Heart Center, College of Optical Sciences, and College of Engineering, as well as a variety of industry partners, that participate in biomedical research and material characterization.
- The High Resolution Ultrasound Facility (HRUF) manages the VisualSonics Vevo 2100.
- For cancer, the system is used to measure a variety of metrics such as tumor growth, tumor blood flow volume, angiogenesis, and molecular imaging.
- Other projects have included investigation of the effects of environmental contaminants; imaging lipedema and other subcutaneous adipose tissue disorders; study of the etiology and treatment of chronic heart failure after myocardial infarction; ex-vivo studies of cardiac development in chicken embryos; and studies tracking induced development of tumors in the liver.
- We also provide training, support, and experimental design consultation for animal studies using ultrasound.
- $32.75 per half-hourfor system use; small-animal ultrasound supplies are provided, e.g. gloves, gel, and isoflurane.
- Training, support, and experimental design consultation are available at the same rate.
The VisualSonics Vevo 2100 is currently our only instrument. It is a high-resolution small-animal ultrasound imaging system with axial resolution as low as 30 microns.