PerkinElmer

Ultrasound Imaging

Vega® is a hands-free, automated, high-throughput preclinical ultrasound imaging system that delivers high-resolution 2D and 3D ultrasound images in just a few minutes. This innovative in vivo ultrasound system removes the challenges associated with conventional hand-held systems through the use of automated transducers located under the imaging stage that’s easy to use, requires minimal training and produces more consistent results.

The Vega 3D research ultrasound technology was initially developed and commercialized in 2018 by SonoVol, Inc., a spinout from the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University. SonoVol was acquired by PerkinElmer in early 2022. The combined PerkinElmer and SonoVol product offering, including the industry-leading IVIS® optical preclinical imaging platform, provides a comprehensive and powerful solution across ultrasound, optical, and microCT imaging modalities.

Available in USA and Canada only.

Features at a Glance

Hands-Free

Hands-Free

Get more consistent results with a hands-free ultrasound imaging system that removes the challenges associated with conventional hand-held transducers.

Automated

Automated

Innovative bottom-up imaging approach through the use of automated transducers located under the imaging stage is easy-to-use and involves minimal training with no dedicated sonographer required.

High-Throughput

High-Throughput

Acquire scans in less than a minute and increase imaging throughput with 3 mouse sequential scanning and streamlined imaging workflow.

Widefield Ultrasound

Widefield Ultrasound

Get the full picture with fast 3D whole subject imaging for visualizing effects of disease or therapies with broader anatomical context.

Multiple modes for multiple applications

Multiple modes for multiple applications

Vega comes standard with two integrated transducers covering many scanning modes for a wide range of applications from high-resolution and vascular imaging to deep tissue imaging, elastography, cardiac imaging, and more.

Elastography

Elastography

Evaluate and measure tissue stiffness, an important marker used in the clinic to access disease progression, in seconds with Shear Wave Elastography (SWE).

Acoustic Angiography (AA)

Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS)

CEUS imaging of microvasculature using Acoustic Angiography mode and VesselVue® microbubble contrast agents to visualize and quantitate tumor vessel network and density or reveal therapy response or injury changes in tissue over time.

Flexible

Flexible

Through the use of two integrated transducers located under the imaging stage, Vega eliminates the inconvenience of manually swapping out transducers providing ultimate ease and flexibility when switching to different modes.

Customer Testimonials

Justin Elstrott
The Vega is now an indispensable part of our preclinical ultrasound imaging core lab. The Vega's emphasis on rapid image acquisition allows us to conduct larger in vivo ultrasound studies to support our drug discovery pipeline, and its intuitive interface has enabled our collaborators to collect and analyze their own data.
Justin Elstrott, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist of Technology
Department of Biomedical Imaging, Genentech Inc.
James Hayden
When we needed to expand our pre-clinical imaging modalities to support our numerous oncology researchers, the Vega 3D ultrasound system was at the top of our list. Getting rapid and accurate tumor volumes is critical for our work and the Vega provides a high throughput method to acquire these results from unlabeled samples without the need for a dedicated technician.
James Hayden
Managing Director, Imaging Shared Resource
Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center, The Wistar Institute

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A Whole New Perspective on Ultrasound Imaging

Introducing Vega® - the world’s first ultrasound system that combines automated, hands-free technology with high-throughput capability for preclinical research. ...
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Vega Ultrasound System Product Note

Experience the next generation in ultrasound imaging with Vega. Automated, hands-free scanning with high-throughput capability.
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Vega Ultrasound Overview Video

Discover preclinical ultrasound that’s hands-free, automated, and offers 3D widefield scanning.
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Research Publications

View recent peer reviewed articles using the Vega system.
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Rethinking Preclinical Ultrasound From the Bottom Up

Watch this on demand webinar to learn about the Vega® system, an exciting new twist on preclinical ultrasound imaging that uses a bottom-up imaging approach wit ...
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