Small Animal Imaging Core Facility

  • About X-ray Computed Tomography (MicroCT)

    Micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) uses X-Rays in which the source is rotated around the object. Depending upon the density of the object or tissue the X-Ray is attenuated at different rates. The 2D image can be used to generate a 3D virtual model of an object. The applications of micro-CT are diverse, and range from morphological studies of biological tissues to evaluation of porosity in coal cores.

    X-ray Computed Tomography (MicroCT) Equipment

    Siemens Inveon hi res CT

    Siemens Inveon High-Resolution CT scanner

    • Variable focus X-ray source capable of resolution to 20 microns
    • Important for trabecular bone analysis
    • 165 mm detector with a a FOV of 10 cm x 10 cm
    • Provides capability of imaging whole mice or longer objects
    • Cardiac and Respiratory gating capabilities