Skyscan 1176 micro-CT

    Facility/equipment: Equipment

    • Location

      CMCA@Perkins, (M519), Level 3, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, 6 Verdun St, Perth WA 6009

      Australia

    Description

    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.

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    X-Rays
    Bone and Bones
    X-Ray Microtomography
    Physiologic Monitoring
    Titanium
    Contrast Media
    Blood Vessels
    Electrocardiography
    Respiration
    Thorax
    Extremities
    Fats
    Rabbits
    Muscles
    Lung

    Research technique

    • X-ray micro computed tomography (Micro-CT)