Instrumentation and Software

  • Desktop cone-beam microCT scanner Scanco model 40
    • Microfocus X-ray source (5-7 μm spot size), which can operate between 55 and 90 kVp
    • Detector with 2048 by 256 elements
    • Nominal best resolution of 6 μm with a real resolution of 9 μm
    • Nominal best resolution of 6 μm with a real resolution of 9 μm
    • Reconstructed image matrix of either 1024 × 1024 or 2048 × 2048
    • Field of view up to 37 mm and maximum scan length of 70 mm
  • Desktop cone-beam microCT scanner Scanco model 50
    • Microfocus X-ray source (5-30 μm spot size), which can operate between 45 and 90 kVp
    • Detector with 3400 by 1200 elements
    • Nominal best resolution of 0.5 μm with a real resolution of 2 μm
    • Reconstructed image matrix of up to 8192 × 8192
    • Field of view up to 48 mm and maximum scan length of 120 mm
  • Open VMS operating system, with complete imaging software for data acquisition, online/offline reconstruction, 3D visualization and animation, as well as 2D and 3D trabecular bone histomorphometry
  • Database for tracking specimen processing and archiving with the capability to readily download histomorphometric data to spreadsheets or statistical packages
  • Faxitron X-ray cabinet (Model MX-20)
  • Saws (Buehler Isomet 5000, Exakt 310CP band saw, Shopmaster band saw), grinder/polisher (Buehler Phoenix 5000), microtome (Leica) and embedding equipment for hard and soft tissue histology