Preclinical microCT

Our customers in the pharmaceutical industry all agree:

In vivo imaging during the drug development process can drastically reduce time and costs.

 

Imaging in preclinical research requires excellent quantitative reproducibility and low X-ray dose. At SCANCO Medical both of these requirements are central in our design and development of cutting-edge in vivo microCT systems.

vivaCT 40 and vivaCT 75 deliver outstanding high-resolution in vivo images. Fast scan times and an innovative design minimize the X-ray dose, allowing repeated scanning of individuals during a study. Field-of-view can be varied mechanically, increasing resolution for smaller scan sizes without affecting scan time. Real-time control of scanning in response to physiological events such as respiration is supported by an optional monitoring and gating unit.

The newest generation of in-vivo scanner, the vivaCT 80, is offering the largest field-of-view (80 mm) and the best resolution (5 µm) in its class. The vivaCT 80 is the most versatile scanner for in-vivo X-ray micro computed-tomography imaging of mice, rats, and rabbits. The new integrated monitoring and gating system allows flawless animal handling and high throughput. 

XtremeCT II, originally designed for clinical research, is an exceptionally versatile tool for preclinical studies that require a large field-of-view. 

 

Preclinical systems

vivaCT 40

vivaCT 75

vivaCT 80

Peak energy

30 - 70 kVp

30 - 70 kVp

30 - 70 kVp

Max. scan size

38.9 x 145 mm (ØxL)

79.9 x 145 mm (ØxL)

80 x 150 mm (ØxL)

Max. specimen size*

80 x 500 mm (ØxL)

80 x 500 mm (ØxL)

80 x 500 mm (ØxL)

Best resolution (nominal)*

5 µm

10 µm

5 µm

Best resolution (10% MTF)*

‹ 14 µm

‹ 36 µm

‹ 14 µm

 

XtremeCT II

Peak energy

68 kVp

Max. scan size

140 x 200 mm (ØxL)

Max. specimen size*

170 mm (Ø)

Best resolution (nominal)*

17 µm

Best resolution (10%MTF)*

‹ 55 µm

*See scanner specifications for details

 
 
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