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    Micro-CT Applications for the Food Industry

    Micro-CT Examination of Sardines Packed in Oil The food processing and manufacturing industry utilizes micro-CT analysis in several ways, from studying the distribution of ingredients within products to inspecting finished packaging for foreign materials and checking product distribution within the packaging. Further, micro-CT allows researchers to study intact internal microstructure data non-invasively, …

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    Micro-CT Applications for Covid-19 Research

    Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Virologists and Lung Disease Specialists Commission Bruker´s Micro-CT for some of the World’s First in vivo COVID-19 Imaging Experiments Reprinted from the Lab Bulletin: Jul 27, 2020  |  author/source: Bruker Corporation Bruker’s BioSpin PreClinical Imaging Division reports the use …

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    X-ray Microscopic Inspection of Poultry Bones

    Micro-CT imaging is used to assess trabecular and cortical bone morphology, allowing researchers to measure bone microarchitecture without relying on stereologic models. Researchers can non-destructively acquire the three-dimensional architecture of bone from any site within a small animal. The sample remains intact, allowing researchers to follow up with genetic and histological analysis. …

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    Micro-CT Applications for Analysis of Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

    Volumetric analysis of a pharmaceutical tablet core and coating. Credit: Muehlhauser, Brett and DeRoo, Nate, Computed tomography: Applications for evaluating tablets and capsules,” Tablets & Capsules, CSC Publishing, Jan 2016. Computed tomography: Applications for evaluating tablets and capsules ABSTRACT This overview demonstrates the effectiveness of the use of micro-CT for the characterization …

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    X-ray Microscopic Inspection of Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

    Figure 1: Photograph of known (left) and questioned (right) capsules Pharmaceutical counterfeits impact the intellectual property of the originator of the drug but also undermine the safety of the public. Because counterfeit drugs often contain only small amounts of the active ingredient, they can abate some symptoms but not fully cure or …

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    Micro-CT Applications for Concrete Analysis

    X-ray computed tomography characterisation of concrete, taken from a video showing the data processing that can be applied to X-ray computed tomography data obtained from concrete specimens. Credit: Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging facility, Manchester, U.K X-ray computed tomography characterisation of concrete ABSTRACT This video and related article demonstrate the effectiveness of the …

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    X-ray Microscopic Inspection of Concrete

    Figure 1: Clipped 3D Volumetric rendering of concrete sample While the words concrete and cement are often used interchangeably in everyday conversation, concrete is actually a mixture of aggregate material (rocks, other filler) and cement. X-ray microscopy permits non-destructive examination of geological samples and construction materials, such as cement and concrete, for …

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    Micro-CT Applications for Analysis of Fibrous Filters

    Surface renderings of a micro-CT image of a filter sheet sample showing the fibres in red and the outline of the calculated sheet in transparent blue (box size = 4.0mmx2.5mmx0.4mm). Credit: Van Dalen, Gerard, et al, “3D imaging and analysis of fibrous filter sheets using X-ray microtomography and image analysis,” Conference: Micro-CT …

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    X-ray Microscopic Inspection of a Multistage HEPA Filter

    With the global COVID-19 pandemic and the recent focus on preventing and limiting the spread of respiratory diseases, we chose to focus this month on the examination of multilayered air filtration media. The filter studied in this work is intended as a home HEPA filter capable of reducing contaminants in small rooms. …

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    Micro-CT Applications for Digitizing Biological Specimens

    (Above:) A neuropteran insect (genus Sisyra) showing musculature and general soft tissue morphology. Fixed in Bouin’s fluid and stained with I2E, scanned in ethanol. Virtual horizontal sections one voxel thick (top), and cutaway volume renderings (bottom). Muscles are especially clearly defined, and the complete penetration of iodine makes it more suitable than …

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