OPTICAL IMAGING FOR CANCER RESEARCH
Recent developments in molecular imaging have uncovered a world of possibilities for tumor imaging. Yet, imaging procedures still have a certain number of limitations, that optical imaging with the PhotonIMAGER™ aims at answering. Below is a list of the requirements met by most researchers who image tumors in small animals, and how the PhotonIMAGER™ can help ease procedures and increase performance.
From early detection of tumors and metastasis,
to large-size tumors and longitudinal studies
The importance of early diagnosis for cancer treatment is regularly emphasized in clinics; treatments have often a much greater impact when started at an early stage. To be in line with today’s medicine requirements, imaging systems in research must allow them to study tumor biology from the earliest stage, or when detection relies on subtle differences in molecular affinity. The possibility to detect early tumors gives researchers a step ahead in their fight against cancer.
Outstanding sensitivity and dynamic range: the technological design of the PhotonIMAGER™ relies on an intensification of the signal by a factor 106; as a consequence, the PhotonIMAGER™ is the most sensitive system on the market for detection of weak signals. Furthermore, users of the PhotonIMAGER™ can rely on its outstandingly large dynamic range: Tumors and metastases luminescence expression can therefore be followed, quantified and compared, from early detection with weak signals, to large-size tumors with great signals.
Different optional modules to facilitate cancer research
Macrolens module for detecting small metastasis
In Actio module for imaging of freely moving animals
4-View - 3D module for a better localization and quantification of tumors
X-Ray module for a better anatomical localization of tumors
Relevant signal kinetic information
The dynamic (real-time) imaging capability of the system makes it possible to follow signal kinetics precisely and independently for different region of interests, even when the signal is weak.
High throughput screening
Up to 5 small animals can be imaged at the same time making it a perfect choice for high-throughput cancer drug studies