Micro Photonics Inc.

CT Analysis Software

All SkyScan scanners are equipped with a software package for complete 2D and 3D quantitative analysis of reconstructed volumes from micro-CT scans, the program "CT-Analyzer", and software for realistic 3D visualization of scanned objects, the "CT-volume" program. These programs can run on the supplied workstation or on any of your laboratory's desktop or notebook computers. 

 
  • Runs on Windows 64-bit systems (Windows XP, Vista, 7)
  • Supplied as unlimited site license
  • Free SkyScan software upgrades for the life of the instrument
  • 2D & 3D morphometric outputs in general scientific or ASBMR terms
  • Easy to use software interface

 

  • Import of dataset in TIFF, BMP, JPG
  • Angular re-sampling of datasets
  • Advanced volume-of-interest (VOI) selection tool
  • Measures 3D distances and angles
  • Creates Maximum Intensity Projection (MIP) images
  • Calibrates and measures density as HU, BMD or attenuation coefficient
  • Image processing functions, such as smooth, despeckle morphologic operations, etc.
  • Switch between general scientific and bone morphometry parameter names
  • Parameters measured in 2D and 3D include:
    • Object (pore, particle, etc.) or "bone" volume
    • Object or "bone" surface
    • Structure or "trabecular" thickness
    • Structure or "trabecular" separation, number
    • Structure model index (SMI)
    • Fragmentation index or "Trabecular pattern factor"
    • Euler number o Degree of anisotropy by MIL
    • MIL eigenvalues and stereology
    • Fractal dimension (Kolmogorov)
    • Moments of inertia (x, y, polar, product)
    • Eccentricity
    • Cortical periosteal perimeter (outer perimeter of tube)
    • Cortical endosteal perimeter (inner perimeter of tube)
    • Object or "bone" porosity
  • Automated batch analysis
  • Measurements validation with real and virtual phantoms
  • Creates 3D models by several rendering algorithms