SkyScan 1278

The SkyScan 1278 Micro-CT system for in-vivo, low radiation imaging is addressing the needs of scientists working in the exciting areas of physiological response to disease and regenerative medicine. The SkyScan 1278 offers a new micro-CT spatial beam shaper, which reduces the absorbed radiation dose by up to five times while maintaining high quality image output.
The SkyScan 1278 has a highly sensitive flat-panel detector that is able to deliver images of mouse heart and lung activities without using a contrast agent, reducing animal stress and the cost of the study. A full-body animal scan can take 8 seconds or less, thus reducing overall run times and increasing the speed of data collection.
Results can be directly sent to mobile devices for volume rendering and manipulations using the software supplied.

Features

HIGH THROUGHPUT WITH CONTINUOUS GANTRY ROTATION 

The SkyScan 1278 can scan in continuous rotation mode to capture the length of the animal in unprecedented time, with cycle times as quick as 7.2 seconds with continuous gantry rotation. 

TOUCHSCREEN

The user interface of the SkyScan1278 system is simple and intuitive. The instrument can be controlled from the computer screen and also from the embedded force-sensitive touchscreen, which can be operated by gloved hands. The touchscreen allows selection of scanning protocol, adjusting animal bed position and control of imaging and scanning. Where multiple animal scans are started from the touchscreen, the software will automatically save acquired data to separate subfolders with incrementally assigned folder names and dataset file prefixes.

ON-SCREEN REAL-TIME DOSE METER

The SkyScan1276 control software includes a real-time on-screen dose meter. It indicates an estimation of the dose absorbed by the animal body during scanning. The measurement is based on the absorption calculated from X-ray projection images of the animal cross-calibrated with electronic dosimeter measurements. The dose meter shows accumulated dose or dose rate. It is calibrated for X-ray absorption in the standard mouse and rat cassettes. In this way it measures the X-ray dose absorbed in the animal body itself during scanning. The dose absorbed by the animal during a scan is documented in the scan log-file together with all scan and reconstruction settings.

INTEGRATED PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING

The physiological monitoring system includes video monitoring of an animal with real-time movement detection, ECG and breathing detection, and temperature stabilization.

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SOFTWARE

The SkyScan 3D Software Suite is supplied as an unlimited site license so each user can have a copy; ensuring workflow from multiple groups is easily managed. Segmented software programs mean post acquisition reconstruction, analysis, and modeling can be done on different computers, freeing the system for scanning. Image file outputs are standardized to TIF, BMP, or JPG formats for easy viewing, transferring, or copying.

Specifications

  • X-ray Source(s)
    20-65kV
    50W
    50µm spot size
    4-position filter changer
  • X-ray Detector(s)
    Flat Panel CMOS sensor
    1944×1536 pixels, 14bit
  • Maximum Object Size
    80mm diameter
    200mm full scan length (80mm length in one single scan)
  • Maximum Field of View (FOV)
    200mm height
    80mm diameter
  • Nominal Resolution – <52µm at any location in the scanned volume
  • Reconstruction Volume – Up to 1536 x 1536 x 1566 pixels
  • Reconstruction Time
    Mouse size (40mm diameter, 80mm length) 13s for 100µm pixels, 45s for 50µm
    Rat Size (80mm diameter, 80mm length) 24s for 100µm pixels, 3m50s for 50µm
  • Radiation safety – <1µSv / h at any point on the instrument surface during scan
  • Dimensions
    850 mm (W)
    1240 mm (1620 mm with open door) (D)
    960 mm (H)
  • Power Supply
    100-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 3A max.
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