Micro-CT for Phenotyping Research

BRUKER SKYSCAN Micro-CT’s intuitive workflow makes setting up and conducting large phenotyping studies easy.  

  • Automated 16-slot sample changers
  • Large field-of-view imaging for whole specimens
  • Saved scanning, reconstruction, and analysis protocol for easy setup
  • Batch mode quantitative analysis for volumetric calculations and tissue structure thickness. 

Bruker’s line of X-ray tomographs provide unprecedented scan speed on biological samples with superior tissue contrast. Datasets can be easily reoriented and cropped using tools with the SkyScan visualization and analysis software. Get results faster with recallable image processing and quantitative commands. 

Zebrafish model

Zebrafish model

The Zebrafish model has many advantages for studying human diseases in zebrafish and facilitating rapid results for understanding genetic disorders and developing novel therapies. Zebrafish can be cultivated by the thousand in a single crossing, and their small size and rapid maturation are ideal for large scale genetic studies. The SkyScan’s large field-of-view detectors, fast acquisition, and automated workflow mean genetic researchers can spend less time collecting data and more time publishing results. 

Embryology

Embryology and Developmental Biology

Embryology and developmental biology studies require high resolution 3D imaging of embryos, such as of the mouse. However without contrast agent staining, very little soft tissue detail is visible. Here a soft tissue contrast agent, phosphotungstic acid (PTA), is used to stain mouse embryos for micro-CT imaging. The SkyScan micro-CTs achieve the high contrast necessary to distinguish anatomical structures, in the short acquisition scan required to conduct large studies. 

Infiltrated rabbit tubules

Vasculature perfusions, infiltrated rabbit renal tubules

Vascular exploration of small animals requires very high spatial resolution in order to differentiate large as well as small vessels. The SkyScan micro-CTs provide the necessary high resolution 3D volumetric data suitable for analysis, quantification, validation, and visualization of results.

Vascular perfusions, heart

Vascular networks are complex, multi-dimensional, and challenging to image. SkyScan micro-CTs are an excellent imaging modality for vascular exploration, with high spatial resolution for studying the structure and organization of blood vessels.

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