The Sutter Resonant Scan box (RESSCAN) is a general purpose resonant scan box using the industry standard Cambridge Technologies CRS 8 kHz resonant scanner for fast X scanning and a second Cambridge galvo scanner (6215 5 mm) for Y axis scanning. The scan box is whisper quiet and the package allows full frame scanning at up to 30 frames per second (actual values are software dependent). Unlike other resonant systems designed to be used with proprietary hardware and/or software, the Sutter resonant scan box and its connections to the outside world are intentionally generic.

    Two versions of the scan box are currently available:
  • RESSCAN-MOM - a version that fits in the standard scanner location in the MOM® and can be purchased either with a new MOM or used to field convert an existing MOM
  • RESSCAN-GEN - a generic version compatible with 60 mm cage systems. This version of the resonant scan box was designed for the Janelia Farms MIMMs scope, but will work with any microscope with a scan pathway designed around a 60mm optical cage

The resonant scan box controller (MDR-R) connects to and drives the resonant scan box and provides the exact inputs and outputs supplied by Cambridge Technologies scanner controller cards (SYNC and ZOOM for the CRS scanner and Position for the slow Y scanner). This is helpful for those who have existing software that runs with other microscopes using Cambridge Resonant scanners.

The Sutter resonant scanner system can be purchased in several configurations. Those who wish a ready-to-use turnkey resonant scanner system, complete with software, should purchase either RES-MOM-MCS or RES-GEN-MCS. If you wish to use your RESSCANNER with ScanImage Premium, you should purchase either RES-MOM-SIP or RES-GEN-SIP.

Alternatively, you may wish to take advantage of the standard connections on the controller to use the Sutter scanner system with existing freeware (Helioscan, MP-Scope, or SI 5), third party commercial software (3I Slidebook) or software of your own design. Sutter carries standalone NI FLEX RIO data acquisition packages to use with SI 5.

  • Can easily be added to existing MOM systems
  • Can be used as a component for customers building their own microscope
  • Compatible with MScan 2.0, ScanImage Premium as well as many freeware and commercial software packages
  • Full frame scanning at up to 30 frames per second
  • Whisper quiet resonant scanner box
  • Flexible hardware works with a variety of systems
  • Turn-key or bundled options available


Resonant Scan Box
5 in x 4 in x 2 in | 13cm x 10cm x 5cm
16 in x11 in x 3.5 in | 41 cm x 28 cm x 9 cm

Resonant Scan Box
2.0 lbs | 1 kg
6.5 lbs | 3 kg

115/230 volts
50/60 Hertz power line

International prices vary by country. Please contact your local distributor or Sutter Instrument for a quotation. Prices subject to change without notice.

Resonant Scan Box for Sutter MOM® or Researcher-built Microscope
Includes: Cambridge CRS 8 kHz Resonant Scanner and 6215, 5 mm Galvo Scanner in Sutter-designed, quiet, sealed enclosure; MDR-R controller for both scanners with power supply, SYNC output and ZOOM and Y Position inputs; power cord and cables to connect to Resonant Scan Box, and mounting adapter for Sutter MOM or standard 60 mm cage (drawings available).

Catalog Number Description Price
RESSCAN-MOM Resonant Scanner for Sutter MOM - Stand Alone $ 13,895
RESSCAN-GEN Resonant Scanner for 60mm cage based microscope - Stand Alone $ 13,895

In addition to the stand alone resonant scan box (RESSCAN-MOM or RESSCAN-GEN), the bundles include Windows 7 workstation with pre-installed MScan 2.0 software, all necessary data acquisition boards, USB 3.0 camera, MPC-200-ROE three axis controller for moving stepper drive XYZ of MOM or researcher-built microscope and two fast preamps.

Catalog Number Description Price
RES-MOM-MCS Resonant Scanner for Sutter MOM - MScan 2.0 Bundle Version $ 42,395
RES-GEN-MCS Resonant Scanner for 60 mm cage based microscope - MScan 2.0 Bundle Version $ 42,395

In addition to the stand alone resonant scan box (RESSCAN-MOM or RESSCAN-GEN), ScanImage Premium bundles also include ScanImage Premium software, preconfigured NI-FLEX RIO data acquisition system, and two FEMTO DHPCA-100 fast preamps.

Catalog Number Description Price
RES-MOM-SIP Resonant Scanner for Sutter MOM - ScanImage Premium Bundle Version $ 50,565
RES-GEN-SIP Resonant Scanner for 60mm cage based microscope - ScanImage Premium Bundle Version $ 50,565

1 Please note, ScanImage Premium Bundles are not turnkey packages. You will need to supply an appropriate computer with MATLAB® software installed. MATLABĀ® is a product of MathWorks.

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