Quantify Microvasculature Accurately and Efficiently
Vesselucida 360 is revolutionary software designed to quickly segment and fully reconstruct vessels and microvasculature in 3D to obtain reliable data about the length, connections, and complexity of vessels and microvessels. The breakthrough software’s quantitative analysis capabilties are designed to empower researchers studying cancer, diabetes, strokes, and other conditions that affect microvasculature.
- Changes in vasculature due to traumatic brain injury or stroke
- Changes in blood vessels of the retina due to diabetes (diabetic retinopathy)
- New blood vessels due to a cancerous tumor (angiogenesis)
See how Vesselucida 360 revolutionizes microvasculature reconstruction and analysis!
Vesselucida 360 Overview
Vesselucida 360 efficiently, accurately, and automatically reconstructs microvasculature in 3D. Watch the video to see how fast, easy, and accurate our software is!
A Comprehensive Solution to Analyze Microvasculature
Vesselucida works with 3D images from a wide array of imaging techniques, even large 3D images of intact tissue specimens. Once your reconstruction is complete, you can obtain a comprehensive morphological profile.
- Fully reconstruct microvascular structures in 3D accurately and fast
- Built-in quantitative analyses means no need for programming skills or the creation of supplementary scripts (e.g., MatLab)
- Metrics for comprehensive morphological analyses: Segments and nodes counts, frequency of anastomoses, vessel surface and volume, and more
- Consult with our staff scientists to determine the best course of action to make sense of your data
After examining different vessel quantification tools for use with neovessel formation in the heart, we chose to use Vesselucida 360 because it offered us flexibility in viewing and adjusting vessel geometries in 3D to accurately represent our microCT dataset. Also, the quantitative parameter extrapolation is excellent.”
Automatically Reconstruct Vasculature
The sophisticated software algorithms in Vesselucida 360 were developed specifically to take into account vascular loops.
Compare with Ground-Truth Data
Vesselucida 360 also includes a full suite of tools to manually trace and edit your reconstruction to create a ground-truth representation of your vascular data. You can also fine-tune and correct the automatic reconstructions in cases of particularly challenging image data.
Metrics to Answer Your Research Questions
Our rigorously tested analyses provide accurate and relevant results that you and others can trust for publications. Use Vesselucida Explorer, our Vesselucida 360 companion analysis software, to perform sophisticated analyses that help answer your research questions.
Vesselucida Explorer provide vasculature-specific metrics such as segments and nodes counts, frequency of anastomoses, vessel surface and volume, and more.
Case Study 1:
In the paper "Low-level blast exposure disrupts gliovascular and neurovascular connections and induces a chronic vascular pathology in rat brain" researchers observed chronic neurovascular damage in a rat model of mTBI. Ten-months after rats were exposed to a series of blasts, the researchers captured micro-CT images of the rat brains. Vesselucida 360 analyzed the data in these micro-CT scans and automatically reconstructed the vascular networks in 3D. For more efficient visualization, the software color-coded individual vessels. The analysis revealed decreases in neurovascular length, total surface area, and total volume as compared to controls. It also showed a disorganization of the neat radial patterns that blood vessels in healthy brains are normally arranged in.
Case Study 2:
A new therapy, developed by researchers in the Coulombe Lab at Brown University, may be able to provide hearts with the support they need to recover after a heart attack. Using Vesselucida 360 and Vesselucida Explorer to trace and quantify blood vessels in rat hearts, they observed a more robust vascular network in rats that received engineered tissue implants.
Real-Time Interactive 3D Visualization
As you work with increasingly bigger and more complex image data, high performance 3D visualization has become indispensable for effective data interpretation.
Our software includes a highly versatile 3D visualization environment suitable to most microscopy images with state-of-the-art functionalities to support your analysis and publication needs.
- Visualize large, complex 3D images (including multichannel images) and reconstructions
- 2D and 3D image data from two-photon, confocal, brightfield or light sheet microscopy
- 3D volume, image slicing, and simultaneous views
- Multiple projections: XY, YZ, XZ, alpha, minimum, and maximum
- Transparency, rendering (wireframe, centerline, surface, texture) and other display options for image and traces that can be adjusted on the fly
- Create dynamic movies
- Export options including exporting 3D graphics to third-party applications
- Loads complex surfaces in seconds
- Works with the most advanced “gaming class” graphics cards to deliver high performance visualization at an affordable price
- Support almost all file formats
Compatible with Most Microscopy File Formats
Our File Format is Now Open and FAIR to Allow Collaboration Between the Scientific Community
Vesselucida 360 supports the collaborative goals of Open Science through the practice of data openness, integrity, and reproducibility, by using MBF Bioscience’s published digital reconstruction data file format, the Neuromorphological File Specification (NFS).
The data elements in this NFS format were specifically implemented to ensure the files are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). Abiding by these data standards and providing microscopy image and experimental data provenance enhances the ease of repurposing this data. Encoded in the well-recognized and readable format, the modeling elements specify microscopic neuroanatomies in a calibrated 3D coordinate system with appropriate units.
These Vesselucida 360 files can also easily be viewed and parsed in a variety of software, e.g. MATLAB and Python. To learn more about the key elements of the file format and their relevant structural advantages, view our manuscript, A comprehensive, FAIR file format for neuroanatomical structure modeling.
Designed by Scientists for Scientists
Developed with support from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Vesselucida 360 was specifically designed for researchers focused on conditions affecting microvasculature. Our scientists regularly consult with our customers to gain a better understanding of their needs and incorporate their suggestions into the design of Vesselucida 360. Our staff scientists are available to help you determine the best course of action to make the most sense of your data.
When you call us you will speak with a person - not an automated system. Talk to us about your hardware, software, or experimental design questions. Our team includes Ph.D. neuroscientists and experts in microscopy, stereology, neuron tracing, and image processing; ready to help you over the phone or online.
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Sign up for a free trial. During your trial, you'll also have the opportunity to talk to us about your hardware, software, or experimental design questions with our team of scientists and experts in microscopy, neuron tracing, and image processing.
- Free Trial: Submit some of your image data and let us evaluate how Vesselucida can match your research experiment.
Contract Services for Vessel Reconstruction
Our Vessel Reconstruction services gives your lab the ability to have industry-leading experts create a 3D reconstruction of microvasculature, for your research MBF Labs will reconstruct your microvasculature giving you a breadth of quantitative including length, volume, connections, and the complexity of the micro vessels. By providing us with slides or images, our experts at MBF Labs are able to quantify changes in vasculature derived from traumatic brain injury, stroke, changes in blood vessels of the retina due to diabetes, new blood vessels due to a cancerous tumor.