vivaCT 40 - Small animal preclinical microtomography scanner

vivaCT 40 is a fast and flexible in-vivo microCT (micro-computed tomography) scanner for preclinical studies. The low X-ray dose allows serial measurements of individuals. Whole-body scans or scans from selected regions of mice can be made, while head and hind limbs of larger rodents can be scanned using beds supplied with the system.

A range of beds for in-vivo use as well as specimen scans are supplied. Access ports through the X-ray shielding are included to aid delivery of anesthetic and connection of cables for physiological monitoring. In addition, optional equipment for anesthesia as well as physiological monitoring and gating are available.

 

Specifications

vivaCT 40

Type

Cone-beam in vivo microCT
Fully shielded
No external shielding required

X-ray source

Sealed
Air-cooled
Maintenance-free
30 - 70 kVp

Detector

2048 x 256 elements, 26 µm pitch

Resolution

‹ 14 µm (10% MTF)*
5 - 76 µm nominal isotropic (pixel size)*

Image matrix

512 x 512 to 4096 x 4096 pix

Max. scan size

38.9 x 145 mm (ØxL)

Max. specimen size

80** x 500 mm*** (ØxL)

Min. scan time

30 s

Electrical

100 - 230 V / 50 - 60 Hz
370 W

Dimensions

1650 x 1090 x 920 mm (HxWxD)

Weight

258 kg

 

*With latest SW release

**Density calibration valid up to 38 mm

 

***Maximum length cannot be imaged completely

 


Options

Physiological
monitoring unit

Detects and pauses scanning
during breathing cycle

Compression/Tension Device

Cooling/Heating Stage

vivaCT 40 in-vivo preclinical microCT scanner

Mouse organs with contrast agent
 
 
 
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