SCANCO Medical AG

XtremeCT II

microCT 100The XtremeCT II is the new generation high resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT).

The XtremeCT II is designed to measure the bone density and to quantify the threedimensional microarchitecture of the bone at the distal tibia and radius of humans for clinical in vivo assessment of osteoporosis at an even higher precision and speed than its predecessor, the XtremeCT.

A low X-ray dose allows regular follow-up measurements and powerful true-3D evaluation software automatically matches cortical and trabecular bone regions to previous measurements for direct comparison of density and structure characteristics.

Density Parameters Structural Parameters
Cortical Density Trabecular Thickness
Trabecular Density Trabecular Separation
  Trabecular Number
  Volume Fraction
  Cortical Thickness
  Cortical porosity

For compatibility with the previous generation HR-pQCT, a XtremeCT equivalent protocol is available. A video provided by our customers at the Bone Imaging Laboratory in Calgary shows how the XtremeCT is used in practice. To watch the video follow this link.

Specifications

XtremeCT II

Type High-resolution peripheral quantitative CT
No external shielding required
X-ray source Sealed
Closed water cooling system
Maintenance-free
60 µm spot size
68 kVp, 100 W, cone beam
Detector 4608 x 400 elements
CCD
Resolution ‹ 58 µm (10% MTF)
30 - 273 µm nominal isotropic (pixel size)
Image matrix 512 x 512 to 8192 x 8192 pixels
Max. scan size 140 mm x 225 mm (ØxL)
Max. specimen size 170 mm* (Ø)**
Min. scan time 30 s
Electrical 100 - 230 V / 50 - 60 Hz / 10A
370W
Dimensions 144 x 142 x 96 cm (HxWxD)
Weight 570 kg
*Density calibration valid up to 140 mm
**Scanner is open-ended

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