Micro-CT in Zoological Studies

A look inside an insect skull – what zoologists used to only be able to do with a histological examination can now be easily realized using microtomography with multiple magnification and a 3D view. We examined the sample shown here in a SkyScan 1272 micro-CT with a resolution of 1 µm/voxel.

Development of Modern Medicine Supported by Microtomography

A medication, for example a painkiller, should work reliably and always release the active ingredient within a certain period of time. A decisive factor for this is the active ingredient content and reproducible release kinetics. With a micro-CT we can scan tablets non-destructively.

A Glance into the Interior of Unique Samples Provided by X-Ray Microtomography

The discovery of a mummy or unique artifacts from human history is a sensation because they form part of the cultural heritage. However, for many investigations it is necessary to damage the object, for example in the form of taking a sample, and the preservation of the find for science is no longer guaranteed. For several years now, researchers have had access to a method called X-ray microtomography that enables non-destructive investigations.

Quality Control of Castings by Microtomography

The quality standards when processing aluminum castings are very high. Especially in the automotive and aviation industries, these parts have to be extremely resilient; incorrect processing would jeopardize safety and longevity. The use of X-ray computed tomography has proven successful in recent years for quality control in industry.

Revolutionary Resolution

Bruker microCT presented the new SkyScan 1276 in-vivo micro-CT at WMIC 2016. The device sets standards in terms of spatial resolution and scanning speed. fastest scan in 3.9 seconds smallest voxel size 2.8 µm (isotropic) spiral scan mode without ring artifacts The instrument can be operated via touchscreen and offers an on-screen dosimeter.