Join Comparative Medicine for In Vivo Ultrasound Presentation on 8/15

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Friday 08/03/2012

Sizing up a tumor was never this easy!

Please join Comparative Medicine and VisualSonics to learn more about in vivo imaging of mouse tumor models using high-resolution ultrasound

  • Hosted by: VisualSonics & Comparative Medicine Shared Resource, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Wednesday, August 15th  at 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: M1-A307

This presentation will provide an overview of preclinical cancer imaging applications of the Vevo 2100 high-resolution ultrasound in-vivo imaging system. 

This will include:

Cancer Research

  • Detection and accurate sizing of small pre-palpable tumors in 2D and 3D
  • Quantification of perfusion using microbubblecontrast agents
  • Assessment of endothelial cell biomarker expression with antibody-targeted microbubbles
  • Targeted, minimally invasive cancer cell delivery for xenograftmodels

Cardiovascular  Research

  • Assessment of cardiac function in mice and rats in response to a cancer therapeutic agent 
  • Introduction of myocardial Strain analysis software as an early indicator of cardiotoxicity

Developmental Biology

  • Ultrasound-guided injections of cells, genetic material, drugs, and retroviruses
  • Visualize in real-time and quantify rodent embryonic development
  • Non-invasive monitoring of development to assess teratogenesis