Vevo_2100The BRIC is home to two state of the art Vevo-2100 ultrasound machines from Visualsonics Inc. which are located in Marsico Hall (SB229) and the Genetic Medicine Building vivarium (UB61) Users who want to use the Vevo-2100 system in GMB are required to have their animals housed in the GMB Vivarium. We offer several transducer options, and analysis and imaging packages to optimize your imaging study.

Example studies

  • Image guided injections
  • Microbubble enhanced perfusion imaging
  • Embryo measurement and screening
  • Tumor measurement
  • Cardiac function and output
  • Flow doppler measurements
  • 3-D volumetric imaging

Main advantages of this system include:

  • Multiple foci covering a larger field of view
  • Faster B-mode frame rate (>250 fps vs average 60 fps with Vevo770)
  • Large field of view (max 36x36mm)
  • Frame rates in 3-D up to 740 fps (for 4mm x 4mm field of view)
  • 30 um resolution
  • VevoCQ analysis software package for easy quantification
  • Multiple file output formats (TIFF, BMP, DICOM, AVI, MS Video 9)
  • Offline analysis within the SAIF.


Users can use the ultrasound systems without core assistance following a one hour training session with our staff. Training requests can be submitted via iLab at this link.  Please contact us at or call 919-966-2855 if you have any questions about your study


If data collected with the ultrasound system Vevo2100 in Marsico Hall leads to publication please acknowledge the NIH instrumentation grant support with the following sentence:

“Thanks for the NIH support on the ultrasound Vevo-2100 system (NIH 1S10OD010410-01 )”.


In order to schedule time on the Vevo2100 systems you must first have an account with iLab. Follow this link for instructions on registering with iLab. After registering with iLab you can access the calendars through iLab.


Sample Images