Coast to Coast
We were thrilled this year to announce that Mediso USA reached a major milestone with the establishment of its tenth preclinical nanoScan imaging system in North America. We are looking back this holiday season with so much appreciation for all of you in making this possible.
It was a great honor to have our first site in North America designated as a Center of Excellence for Preclinical Imaging. Many thanks to the Center for Quantitative Cancer Imaging team at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI), part of the University of Utah Health Care system in Salt Lake City. We look forward to continuing our partnership into the New Year.
State of the Art
With its nanoScan PET/MRI(3T) installations dotting the globe, Mediso accepts only the best in imaging performance. As such, the nanoScan PET/MRI(3T) system features a 3T translational MR field strength combined with exceptional PET performance in a compact cryogen-free and low fringe field design, guarantying low running costs and an easy-to-use workflow.
Up and Coming
Our team is also looking forward to a major advance on our horizon. We are proud to say that 2016 will feature our first MultiScan LFER 150 PET/CT installation in the U.S. The large bore in-vivo imaging system is tuned for translational research, capable of whole-body NHP imaging. Time to plan those F220 replacements!
The submission deadline is May 29, 2015.
The objective of these programs is to make available to institutions expensive, commercially available research systems that cost at least $50,000 (SIG Program) or at least $600,000 (HEI Program). The maximum award is $600,000 for the SIG program and $2,000,000 for the HEI Program.
The instruments can only be justified on a shared-use basis and that are needed for NIH-supported projects in basic, translational or clinical areas of biomedical/behavioral research (description from nih.gov). The SIG Program provides funds to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrument or an integrated instrumentation system to be used for research purposes only. To promote cost effectiveness, to encourage optimal sharing among individual investigators, research groups and departments, and to foster a collaborative multidisciplinary environment, the instrument should be integrated in a centralized core facility, whenever possible.
We, Mediso USA provide support to submit a successful instrumentation grant and we are committed to supporting you throughout the grant process. Please contact us for more details.
- Shared Instrumentation Grant (SIG) Program (S10): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-088.html
- High-End Instrumentation (HEI) Grant Program (S10): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-15-118.html
VivoQuant™ platform for image viewing and analysis 1.23 was released last week by inviCRO.
The VivoQuant™ application is bundled with our nanoScan small animal in vivo imaging systems and software updates are provided for customers with Mediso USA service contracts. As an Imaging Service contract holder, our users not only have access to service and support, but receive the additional capabilities such us upgrading their InVivoScope or VivoQuant software to the new releases.
VivoQuant 1.23 introduces new and improved features, including:
- New Whole Body Atlas Segmentation Tool,
- Deformable Registration Tool,
- Modeling Operator with GLM and Tracer-kinetic Based Modeling,
- Expanded VivoScript Capabilities with New Example Scripts,
- Upgraded 3D ROI Tool with Enhanced Functionality,
- Improved 3D Image Rendering,
- Integration of the Registration / Reorientation Tool with the 3D ROI Tool,
- Improved MR/CT/PET/SPECT Atlas-based Brain Segmentation Plugin - (Sub-region Volume, Signal, fMRI).
To upgrade your VivoQuant version, please go to Tools|Update Check in the software menu or download directly from the VivoQuant website.