August 2011- MicroCT of Mouse Femur on SkyScan 1172
A common application for microtomography is scanning mouse femurs for bone microarchitecture and mineralization (Learn more about bone structure). The calcium in bone provides excellent contrast in X-ray imaging and using micro-CT provides a nondestructive way to examine details about the microstructure. In this example, the SkyScan 1172 High Resolution Microtomograph was used at high resolution setting of 1.9um pixel size to obtain precise details of the trabecular network. Once the scan is complete, image analysis can be performed in CT Analyzer to get quantitative information about the 3D structure of the trabecular and cortical bone.