High throughput in-vivo micro-CT: fast micro-CT scanner with a scanning + reconstruction cycle of less than one minute
The SKYSCAN 1178 is a fast micro-CT scanner with a scanning + reconstruction cycle of less than one minute for the entire volume. Static object position facilitates in-vivo scanning of laboratory animals and industrial applications, such as quality control and process monitoring. Networked cluster reconstruction allows generation of datasets in less than the scan time, and the whole scan-reconstruction cycle time can be less than one minute. Animal beds for rats and mice made of carbon fiber are supplied on an interchangeable holder to combine with PET, SPECT, and bioluminescence. A physiological monitoring subsystem can measure breathing and heartbeat in real time while also providing signals for gated acquisition. The full range of SKYSCAN software is supplied, including fast volumetric reconstruction, software for 2D / 3D quantitative analysis and for realistic 3D visualization.
Features of the SKYSCAN 1178:
Full body mouse scan in 40-45 seconds
Fast cluster reconstruction simultaneous with scanning
Interchangeable bed holder to combine with PET, SPECT, and bioluminescence
Integrated physiological monitoring (breathing, movement detection, ECG) and gating
Software for 2D/3D image analysis, bone morphometry and realistic visualization