The Skyscan 1176 system is a live animal X-ray microtomography system which enables high-resolution 3D imaging of anaesthetised mice or rats using low X-ray doses.
The system is able to provide morphological detail of tissues including bone, muscle and fat while contrast agents can be used to produce 3D imaging of blood vessels, lymphatics and gastrointestinal spaces.
Variable X-ray applied voltages and filters provide scanning flexibility to allow imaging of a wide range of samples from lung tissue to bone with titanium implants as well as non-animal specimens. The instrument caters for full body mouse and rat scanning and for scanning of distal limbs of bigger animals such as rabbits.
An integrated physiological monitoring subsystem provides breathing and electrocardiogram gating to improve thoracic imaging.
- X-ray micro computed tomography (Micro-CT)