VIVASCOPE 1500 Confocal Imaging System from Caliber I.D.

The VIVASCOPE 1500® is an FDA-cleared reflectance confocal imaging system that offers clinicians a non-invasive tool to view the skin from the surface to the superficial collagen layers in horizontal planes. In addition to displaying real-time images, the VIVASCOPE 1500 features a unique mosaicking capability that allows technicians to capture and store images of skin up to 8 x 8 mm in the horizontal plane, and image stacks from the surface of the skin to the superficial collagen layers.

The VivaScope® 1500 offers researchers and users in the fields of medicine and cosmetics the possibility of optical examinations of skin in real time. This provides a non-invasive view into the epidermis down to the reticular dermis. Black and white images of the individual skin layers are generated. The VivaScope is easy to use and saves time.


VivaScope® 1500: In vivo imaging of cellular microstructures

The VivaScope® 1500 offers researchers and users in the fields of medicine and cosmetics the possibility of optical examinations of skin in real time. This provides an in vivo, non-invasive view into the epidermis and the dermis all the way down to the upper stratum reticulare. A near-infrared laser (830 nm) is directed onto the individual skin sections where it is reflected. Melanin and keratin act as natural contrast agents due to their relatively high refractive index. The device generates black and white images of skin in an optimal quality. Cellular microstructures of skin can be depicted cell by cell in horizontal optical cross-sections (approx. 5.0 µm section thickness).

The VivaScope® 1500 is well-suited for a wide variety of medical and cosmetic applications. This device has proven to be especially valuable for producing images which physicians may use for detecting melanomas and therefore has become an integral part of the standard equipment of many clinics and dermatologists' offices. It is easy to use and saves time.

The device is already being used successfully not only in dermatological practices and clinics but also in the medical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry as well as medical research.

The VivaScope® 1500 is a highly flexible and practical model. A special setup or environment is not required for its use. The VivaScope® 1500 can be combined optimally with theVivaCam® and the handheld VivaScope® 3000.


  • Mosaicked Field: ± 4 mm in both the X & Y directions
  • Single Frame FOV: 500 μm x 500 μm
  • Displayed Image Resolution: 1000 x 1000 pixels
  • Depth of Imaging: Superficial collagen layers
  • Laser System Classification: CDRH USFDA Class I, IEC Class 1M
  • Image Formats: Native DICOM files exportable as: BMP, PNG, JPEG, TIFF
  • Power Source: 110-240 V, 50-60 Hz
  • Regulatory Certifications and Standards: FDA 510(K) Cleared, CΕ0459


The VIVASCAN® software makes it easy to schedule patients for examinations, perform imaging examinations on areas of interest. Additionally, physicians can review, and report on images realtime or collaborate with a remote physician.


VIVASCAN operates each device in the VIVASCOPE product line. It is used on stand-alone devices, on VIVASCOPE imaging and reading systems connected by intranet within the same facility, and on systems at different facilities connected by way of the VIVANET® digital image transfer, review and storage system.