Ultrasound Imaging


As is commonly known, ultrasound imaging works by using the interaction of sound waves with living tissue to create a 3 dimensional density image.

Sounds waves are transmitted through the tissue of interest and the change in the detected echo varies with tissue density and other related factors, this allows the operator to build a line profile of tissue density, by moving the transducer over the tissue of interest and changing angles of transmission, this allows a composite 3d image of the internal structure to be produced. The Vevo system we have uses  signal transducers and detection instrumentation specifically designed for small animal work, with defined heads available for both mouse and rat work.

The use of an ultrasound system helps maintain consistency in ongoing in vivo measurements and minimises the need for multiple cloned animals to be used as in compratively invasive surgical methods. It is also highly beneficial in xenograft studies as specific sites can be imaged in real time and accurately guided injections performed.



If you have any questions or wish to book time on one of the platforms, please contact Matt Gordon at x36635 or gordonm@queensu.ca