RSOM Explorer P50
The RSOM Explorer P50 consists of a compact mobile cart system with a light-tight imaging chamber including a live-view camera for experiment supervision and a heated animal bed with integrated anesthesia supply.
RSOM utilizes fast laser excitation and high-frequency acoustic detection, thereby providing intrinsic optical tissue contrast with down to 20 µm resolution at several millimeters depth.
While raster-scanning the field of view, a nanosecond pulsed 532 nm laser excites the tissue. The induced ultrasound signal is detected by a broadband transducer with 50 MHz center frequency.
iThera Medical has developed the RSOM Explorer P50 for preclinical research. The transducer integrated into the RSOM Explorer P50 enables ultra-wide bandwidth detection of acoustic signals. By separating these signals during post-processing into several color-coded frequency bands, structures of different sizes can be separated and visualized more clearly.
|Technical parameter||RSOM Explorer P 50|
|Field of view||up to 12 x 12 x 3.5 mm|
|Axial / lateral resolution||10 / 40 µm|
|Acquisition time||100 sec (6 x 6 mm field of view)|
|Repetition rate / pulse energy||up to 10 kHz / 250 µJ|
|Pulse width||2.5 ns|
|Data acquisition & processing|
|Center frequency / bandwidth||50 MHz / >100%|
|Acquisition sampling rate||500 MS/s|
Whole-body cross-sections in real time or 20 micron resolution