VivaCT 80 - Small animal preclinical microtomography scanner with large field of view

The vivaCT 80 is the in-vivo microCT scanner that offers the largest field-of-view (80 mm) and the best resolution (5 µm) in its category and is hence the most versatile scanner for the in-vivo X-ray micro computed-tomography imaging of mice, rats, and extremities of larger animals up to small rabbits.

The vivaCT 80 benefits from a narrow cone beam angle geometry and a mechanically adjustable field-of-view for best image quality at low radiation dose. Fast scan speed at intermediate and lower resolutions is supported by the new scanner mechanics.

The new integrated monitoring and gating system allows flawless animal handling and high throughput. Interchangeable units give the possibility of monitoring multiple animals simultaneously:  while scanning a subject, the next one can be sedated and its temperature and heart rate can be monitored and recorded. The animal is then loaded into the scanner with its dedicated monitoring unit, thus making the whole preparation process more efficient. Observation camera, heating, ambient temperature monitoring, and respiratory gating are also integrated in the system and are controlled from a touch display.

 

Specifications

vivaCT 80

Type

Cone-beam in vivo microCT


Fully shielded

  • No external shielding required

Integrated Heating Chamber

 

Integrated Animal Monitoring Unit

  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Integrated Observation Camera
  • Heart Rate Monitoring

Interchangeable Monitoring Units

 

Integrated Respiratory Gating Unit

 

Integrated Touch Display

 

X-ray source

Sealed
Air-cooled
Maintenance-free
30 - 70 kVp

Detector

3072 x 400 elements (~100% fill factor), 

48 µm pitch

Resolution

‹ 14 µm (10% MTF)
5 - 160 µm nominal isotropic (pixel size)

Image matrix

512 x 512 to 8192 x 8192 pix

Max. scan size

80 x 145 mm (ØxL) in one scan

Up to ~450 mm length with multiple scans

Max. specimen size

90 x 500 mm* (ØxL)

Min. scan time

20 s

Electrical

100 - 230 V / 50 - 60 Hz
400 W

Dimensions

1750 x 1230 x 910 mm (HxWxD)

Weight

400 kg (standard hood)
430 kg (larger hood configuration)

 

*Maximum length cannot be imaged completely

 


Options

Larger hood configuration

With this configuration, extremities of larger laboratory animals, such as small rabbits, can be scanned. 

Compression/Tension Device

Cooling/Heating Device

vivaCT 80 in-vivo preclinical microCT scanner

Larger hood configuration
 
Mouse knee
Mouse tibia

More example images...

 
 
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