IVIS® Lumina LT System

Industry’s most sensitive pre-clinical In-Vivo Imaging platform at an entry level price.

The IVIS® Lumina LT Series III from PerkinElmer provides an entry level affordable, expandable, highly sensitive 2D in-vivo imaging system that is easy to use for both fluorescence and bioluminescence imaging in vivo over the full spectrum wavelength from green to near-infrared. The system includes a highly sensitive CCD camera, light-tight imaging chamber with complete automation and analysis capabilities. Absolute calibration affords you consistent and reproducible results independent of magnification filter selection from any IVIS® instrument within an organization or around the world. The Living Image® software ensures high-quality, reproducible, quantitative results incorporating instrument calibration, background subtraction and the image algorithms.

The system provides you with an adjustable field of view from 5-12.5 cm and with optional zoom and expansion lenses, the field of view can expand between 2.5-24 cm. This feature allows imaging of up to five mice or two medium size rats. The Lumina LT can also accommodate petridishes or micro-titer plates for in vitro imaging. As the leading optical imaging platform for in vivo analysis, IVIS systems include a range of premium animal handling features such as a heated stage, gas anesthesia and ECG monitoring connections.

  • Bioluminescence
  • Fluorescence
  • Radioisotopic Cerenkov Imaging
  • DyCE Imaging (Optional Upgrade)
  • Extended NIR Range 150W Tungsten EKE
  • Absolute Calibration to NIST® Standards

Imaging System Components:

  • Camera Sensor
  • CCD Size
  • Imaging Pixels
  • Quantum Efficiency

  • Pixel Size
  • Minimum Detectable Radiance
  • Minimum Field of View (FOV)
  • Maximum Field of View (FOV)
  • Minimum Image Pixel Resolution
  • Read Noise
  • Dark Current (Typical)
  • Lens
  • Fluorescence Capability
  • Excitation Fluorescence Filters
  • Emission Fluorescence Filters
  • CCD Operating Temperature


Back-thinned, back-illuminated, cooled Grade 1 CCD
1.3 x 1.3 cm
1024 x 1024
>85% Efficiency 500-700 nm, >55% Efficiency 400-500 nm, >35% Efficiency 700-900 nm
13 microns
100 photons/s/sr/cm2
5 x 5 cm (optional zoom 2.5 x 2.5 cm)
12.5 x 12.5 cm (optional expansion 24 x 24 cm)
50 microns
< 3 electrons for bin=1,2, 4; < 5 electrons for bin=8, 16
<120 electrons/s/cm2; or 2 x 10-4 electrons/s/pixel
f/.95 – f/16, 50 mm
4 standard filters with optional emission wheel for planar spectral imaging
-90 °C

Hardware Specifications

  • Imaging System Space Requirement
  • Imaging Chamber Interior Dimension
  • Power Requirements
  • Stage Temperature
  • Computer (Minimum Specifications)

48 x 71 x 104 cm (W x D x H)

43 x 38 x 43 cm (W x D x H)

6A at 120V
20 – 40 °C
3.1 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 16XDVD+/-RW, 250 GB and 1 TB HD, 24" wide screen LED monitor
  • Oncology
  • Stem Cell Research
  • Infection Biology
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Crispr/Cas9 applications
  • Inflammation biology
  • Immunology research
  • Plant Biology
  • many more
  • Fluorescent agents, Dyes, Labeling Kits, and Nanoparticles
  • Bioluminescent oncology cell lines and bacterial created using luciferase (luc2) vector for utlra brite sensitivity
  • Bioluminescent substrates including D-Luciferin K+ salt and RediJect Luciferin in ready-to-use injectable format
  • Radioimaging reagents
  • Living Image® Software

Pre-Clinical In Vivo Imaging Solutions from PerkinElmer
In Vitro Bioluminescence Imaging on the IVIS Platform
In Vivo Bioluminescence Imaging on the IVIS Platform
In Vitro Fluorescence Imaging on the IVIS Platform