The Laboratory Animal Care Unit has recently purchased a VisualSonics Vevo 2100 ultrasound
machine for rodent imaging. This machine has a 30 micron resolution and provides frame
rates up to 1000 fps. This imaging device is ideal for cardiovascular studies in
which blood flow measurements are required through the use of the pulsed wave Doppler
function. It also is useful for tumor studies in the detection of cancerous growths
and metastases in body organs.
The Vevo 2100 is equipped with an isoflurane induction chamber and anesthetic machine to eliminate animal motion. The working platform is heated, to prevent hypothermia during the ultrasound procedure, and has electrodes for the measurement of body temperature, EKG heart and respiration rates.
Our veterinary technicians have completed extensive training in the use of this ultrasound machine and can provide training of research staff, or can directly image animals for your study purposes.
Technician time of $37.50/hour
Machine Use: $40/hr
**Ultrasound procedures and anesthesia must be listed and described in an approved IACUC protocol**
Timothy D. Mandrell, DVM, DACLAM
Director, Laboratory Animal Care Unit
956 Court, Room B106
Memphis, TN 38163