Bruker Skyscan 1276 In Vivo Micro-CT system
SkyScan 1276 is equipped with a 11-megapixel CCD camera and allows variable magnification to achieve a range of resolution, from 80 µm down to 2.8 µm. Continuous gantry rotation and step-and-shoot modes could be performed by the system with scanning cycles down to 3.9 seconds. Helical scan is available for generating distortion-free images of the sample. The flexibility to choose the desired balance between resolution, FOV, scanning method, X-ray energy and filter ensures optimal image quality for diverse research applications from small tissue samples to full rodent bodies and other materials.
On the other hand, the system administers a low radiation dose to the animals thus allowing multiple scans in longitudinal preclinical studies without the risk of unwanted radiation. A physiological monitoring system has been incorporated into the system for real-time detection of body movement, electrocardiography (ECG) and breathing and 4D time-resolved microtomography could be achieved.
Furthermore, a full range of software allow GPU-accelerated reconstruction, 2D/ 3D morphological and quantitative analysis, as well as surface and volume rendering.
- SkyScan 1276 (Acquisition software)
- NRecon (Reconstruction software with GPU acceleration)
- Date viewer (Visualization software)
- CTAn (Morphological analysis software)
- CTVol (Realistic surface rendering visualization software)
- CTVox (Realistic volume rendering software)
Hourly rate (Acquisition and Reconstruction)
- Internal users: $130
- Collaborators: $260
- External users: $650