Ultrasound Research Lab - Services

Small Animal Studies

  • Imaging small animals:
    Gray-scale, 3D, M-Mode, color Doppler and power Doppler imaging are available using frequencies ranging from 12 MHz to 40 MHz. The latest high frequency technology is available with linear transducers ranging from 30 MHz to 40 MHz. Interventional assistance can be provided with great resolution and accuracy in extremely small and difficult cases.
  • Measuring blood flow velocity:
    Spectral Doppler imaging can provide a variety of measures and indices in both arterial and venous flow.
  • Measuring tissue motion:
    M-mode imaging is available for measuring tissue motion is cardiac and other applications.
  • Contrast enhanced sonography:
    The use of micro-bubble based contrast agents for enhancing ultrasound images is now FDA approved for cardiac imaging, and being evaluated for other clinical applications. Ultrasound Research Services has the resources necessary for performing this type of imaging in both fundamental and harmonic modes. The capability for both qualitative and quantitative assessment of such images also exists within Ultrasound Research Services.

    Please Note:
    • NIH sponsored mice are charged per mouse, all other cost are per hour and it is possible to do more than one patient &/or animal per hour.
    • Investigators are responsible for all prep work on mice.

Large Animal Studies

  • Imaging large animals:
    Gray-scale, color Doppler and power Doppler imaging is available. The imaging can be performed at multiple frequencies using different ultrasound probes. At selected frequencies, imaging can be performed in both fundamental and harmonic modes.
  • Measuring blood flow velocity:
    Spectral Doppler imaging can provide a variety of measures and indices in both arterial and venous flow.
  • Measuring tissue motion:
    M-mode imaging is available for measuring tissue motion is cardiac and other applications.
  • Contrast enhanced sonography:
    The use of micro-bubble based contrast agents for enhancing ultrasound images is now FDA approved for cardiac imaging, and being evaluated for other clinical applications. Ultrasound Research Services has the resources necessary for performing this type of imaging in both fundamental and harmonic modes. The capability for both qualitative and quantitative assessment of such images also exists within Ultrasound Research Services.

    Please Note:
    • Investigators are responsible for taking care of their animals.
    • Cost are per hour and it is possible to do more than one patient &/or animal per hour.