MSOT inVision

Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) imaging system

An optoacoustic imaging system within the Optical Radiology Lab with real-time whole-body imaging capability for small animals, the MultiSpectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) allows insight into biological processes and the kinetics of pharmacological substances. It allows oxygenation state characterization and spatial distributions of hypoxia. It is also capable of generating a saturation of oxygen value (SO2) via oxygenation and deoxygenation data.

Optoacoustic imaging is an imaging modality which uses optical excitation and acoustic detection to create images of tissues and their structure based on optical absorption within the tissue. Essentially the light enters and sound exits to provide the data. With this MSOT system you can image small animals in vivo and in real-time, it acquires high resolution and cross-sectional images to visualize and quantify optoacoustic contrast. This system combines the deep penetration abilities of ultrasound with optical spatial resolutions to produce the real-time data. 

For more information or to schedule an imaging time contact Julie Prior at (priorj@wustl.edu)