MOM Computer System and Software
The MOM Computer System (MCS) includes the software package MScan. This program has been designed to seamlessly control two-photon imaging using conventional or resonant scanners while incorporating photostimulation and electrophysiology. While designed exclusively for use with the MOM microscope, it is also compatible with other two-photon platforms. The MCS is designed to take on complex experiments in deep-tissue intravital imaging. Its intuitive user interface is easy to use. The MCS package and the MOM together form a formidable tool to understand the most complex issues in neuroscience, immunology or oncology. Importantly, you will find in MCS the same standard of technical excellence that is the hallmark of all Sutter Instrument products.
The MScan 2.0 software has been developed to simplify the many tasks inherent in complicated imaging experiments. MScan 2.0 is extensively multithreaded to take advantage of multicore processors. This ensures reliability and user interface responsiveness. Furthermore, MScan is multiuser based to facilitate sharing of a MOM microscope with MCS among experimenters. Experimenters can then send their data to other workstations for analysis. The MCS analysis program MView is available for free download on the Sutter Instrument website.
MCS includes a windows 7 workstation, National Instruments data acquisition boards, a USB camera and a USB controlled MPC-200. The National Instruments boards included are a PCI-6110 board for imaging, a PCIe-6353 board for control of imaging and photostimulation laser power and a PCIe-6321 board for electrophysiology. The package is a turnkey system as all data acquisition boards and software come installed within the workstation.
An important feature in MScan is the ability to do bidirectional frame scanning with sub-pixel line offset adjustment. Conventional two-photon frame scanning has involved unidirectional scanning. In these scenarios, data is only recorded when sweeping in one direction across the sample. To increase the rate of data acquisition, it is then necessary to steer the laser beam back to the origin of the scan as quickly as possible to begin the subsequent line. As galvanometric scanners are most taxed and most likely to be damaged during these high-frequency movements, bidirectional scanning both increases the speed at which frames can be recorded and decreases the likelihood of damage to expensive galvanometers.
- Large-scale, high-resolution, deep-tissue mapping
- Multispectral, high-speed, functional optical imaging
- Resonant scanning capable with imaging rates to 30 frames per second
- Photostimulation while imaging through the same optical pathway ("photostimaging")
- Two-photon microscopy and concurrent electrophysiology with computer-controlled placement of electrodes by Sutter micromanipulators
- Two-photon imaging
- Deep tissue imaging
Dimensions (subject to change)
20.5 in x 8.25 in x 20 in | 52 cm x 21 cm x 51 cm
26 in x 10 in x 19 in | 67 cm x 24 cm x 48 cm
Weight (subject to change)
31 lbs | 14 kg
15 lbs | 7 kg
115/ 230 Volts
50/ 60 Hertz power line
US PRICES > MCS SYSTEM
International prices vary by country. Please contact your local distributor or Sutter Instrument for a quotation. Prices subject to change without notice.
|MOM-MCS*||System includes preinstalled MCS2.0 software, Windows 7 workstation, data acquisition boards, USB camera||$ 19,045|
* Must be used with MOM systems equipped with MOM-DAQ, MPC-200 and ROE-200
US PRICES > MCS COMPONENTS
|MOM-DAQ||MOM data acquisition system (includes NI 6110E PCI board)||$ 5,645|
|MPC-200-ROE||Includes MPC-200 controller and ROE-200||$ 3,900|
NOTE: The MOM-MCS communicates with the MPC-200 controller via the USB port for control of X, Y, and Z movement. It is not compatible with the MP-285 controller. Please contact Sutter for more information.
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