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Preclinical Microultrasound and Photoacoustic Imaging Core

Vevo LAZR Image

Jasmina Varagic, MD, PhD  
Liliya M. Yamaleyeva, MD, MS

The Preclinical Microultrasound and Photoacoustic Imaging Core was established in July 2014 at Wake Forest School of Medicine as a research source for NIH-, foundation-, and industry-funded as well as early stage investigators at WFSM to study preclinical rodent models of human disease. It contains a new technology platform, Vevo LAZR Photoacoustic imaging system, which offers high frequency ultrasound modalities of the extensively validated technology of the Vevo 2100 and expands with a sophisticated laser and fiberoptic component enabling the inherent and real-time co-registration of photoacoustic and anatomical images in both 2D and 3D planes. This advanced imaging platform empowers investigators to obtain non-invasive and longitudinal anatomical, functional, physiological, and molecular data in relevant preclinical rodent models.

The instrument is housed on the 6th floor of Hanes Building in Hypertension and Vascular Research.

    Vevo LAZR Ultrasound Component 
    Vevo LAZR Photoacoustic Component


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Jasmina Varagic, MD, PhD 
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Hanes Building, 6th floor
Medical Center Blvd
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Phone: 336-716-2738  Email:


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Hypertension and Vascular Research

Phone: 336-716-5819
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