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    Applications of Micro-CT for Natural History Specimens

    Syllis gracilis (a species of marine bioluminescent polychaete worms): false-colour volume rendering of virtually dissected proventricle. The length of the proventricle and the…

    Micro-CT Imaging of a Triggerfish

    Figure 1: Micro-CT volumetric rendering of a triggerfish imaged using the SkyScan 1273 To best match the wide range of sample sizes encountered…

    Micro-CT Imaging of a Strawberry Seed

    Figure 1: Micro-CT volumetric rendering of a strawberry seed imaged  As we move into the height of summer, the season’s new crops begin to…

    Applications of Micro-CT to Study Seed Development

    Microcomputer tomography (microCT) as a tool in Pinus tree breeding: pilot studies Pinus breeding programs yield high numbers of seeds, but a non-destructive…

    X-ray Microscopic Studies of Insects

    Picture composition of volume rendering reconstructions of honey bee workers in their daily activities: foraging and sipping nectar on a daisy flower (Aster…

    X-ray Microscopic Imaging of a Chemically Dried Cicada

    Figure 1: Volumetric rendering of a chemically dried cicada imaged using the SkyScan 1275  The Importance of Sample Preparation With a large emergence of…

    X-ray Microscopic Studies in Biomimicry

    Structure of cuttlefish bone in 3D, field of view here is roughly 0.5 mm. This structure is extremely lightweight while maintaining good strength and…

    X-ray Microscopic Comparison of Shark Denticles

    Figure 1: Photograph of 3D printed shark denticles extracted from micro-CT imaging data  Biomimicry of Shark Denticles Although it is commonly known that most…

    X-ray Microscopic Examination of the Coffee Roasting Process

    Figure 1: Photograph of beans moving from unroasted, to medium roast, to dark roast  Roasting coffee beans causes meaningful changes in their microstructure,…

    Micro-CT Applications to Study Porosity in Food

    Enhancing Micro-CT methods to quantify oil content and porosity in starch-gluten matrices Oil and porosity in fried dough were quantified in this study…

    Micro-CT Applications to Inspect Food Composition

    Micro-CT image of air bubbles in frozen ice cream showing segmented structure after thresholding and watershed segmentation of the sample. “X-ray micro-tomography to…

    Micro-CT Examination of a Sandwich Cookie

    Figure 1: Clipped rendering of sandwich cookie with three individual filling layers Utilizing our SkyScan 1275 desktop micro-CT, we were able to quickly…

    Micro-CT Applications for Inspection of Manufactured Parts

    3D reconstruction of a battery pouch cell in its fresh state (a); 3D reconstruction showing the pouch cell after overcharge-induced thermal runaway (b).…

    X-ray Microscopic Inspection of an Electronic Cigarette

    Figure 1: Volumetric rendering of e-cigarette device E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that heat a special liquid to produce an aerosol that users inhale.…

    Micro-CT Inspection of Yeast-Leavened Pizza Dough

    Figure 1: Volumetric rendering of yeast dough sample Density in bread and other porous foods is difficult to measure accurately, with true, apparent,…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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,”…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    X-ray Microscopic Inspection of Insect Flight Muscles

    Micro-CT imaging allows researchers to visualize both the internal and external features of an object without destroying the specimen, which makes this technique…

    Micro-CT Applications for Product Development

    3D Micro-CT scan of a polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) film used as an excipient for the formulation of active agents in drug delivery systems.…

    Customer Feature: Micro-CT for Personal Hygiene Product Development

    Micro-CT has been found to be an effective tool for studying and contributing to improvements of consumer hygiene products such as tampons.  Tampons…

    Micro-CT Examination of a Tree Mushroom

    Polypores are a group of fleshy fungi with pores or tubes underneath. Taxonomically, the polypores are complicated and not completely understood, with an…

    MICRO-CT NEWS, ARTICLES, AND INFORMATION

    3-D reconstructions and visualizations based on micro-CT imagery of a Hericium coralloides basidioma sample. A.Fixed and critical-point dried sample. Three histo-anatomical features can be recognized on the optical image (Pallua et al.2014): basal branch (1), side branches (2), and end branch structures (3). B. 3-D surface rendered image of the micro-CT-dataset processed by a connected component algorithm to ignore irrelevant structure such as small pieces caused by the inherent image noise. C. 3-D surface rendered image of the spatial thickness distribution (0–357mm). Credit: Pallua, Johannes D., et al, Mycologia, 20 Jan 2017.

    Staff Selections: Favorites from our Image of the Month Collection, handpicked by Micro Photonics’ staff.

    Micro-CT Imaging of Shark Teeth Figure 1: 3D rendered interior cut view of a shark tooth (top) and megalodon tooth halve (bottom) This…

    X-ray Microscopy of Paper Currency Security Features

    As Economic Impact Payments released by Congress in response to the current global pandemic begin rolling out across the country, we focused our…

    How to Restart Your System

    When you are preparing to return to normal operation, there are a few key things to keep in mind to help you make…

    How to Clean Your Micro-CT Instruments

    Due to the spread of Covid-19, many instruments have been down for prolonged periods and laboratories will require a thorough cleaning prior to…

    How long can the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 survive on surfaces? What the research tells us so far.

    Figure 1: Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a…

    Remote Training and Service Options

    Remote service of instruments from Micro Photonics: We love to talk to our users, and we know that most are still at work,…

    How much does a Micro-CT scanner cost?

    How Much Does A Micro-CT Scanner Cost? One of the first questions customers ask us is How much is a micro-CT scanner? The…

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