Bruker Micro-CT

The Bruker SKYSCAN 1174 scanner is a bench top X-ray micro computed tomography (micro-CT) system, which is a non-destructive imaging tool for the production of high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) images of a target specimen. The micro-CT scanner can scan a wide variety of samples, including biological samples, organic soft materials, and inorganic materials. Micro-CT 3D image acquired from the scanner reveals the internal structure of an object without having to destroy the object itself. The scanner uses an X-ray source (up to 50kV) to perform the micro-CT 2D/3D imaging, and the 3D spatial resolution of the image is down to 6 µm. The ideal object size for testing in this scanner is an object

Questions? Contact Ruksana Baby at rbaby@ncsu.edu.

Location: EBI room 1053

Equipment Specifications

X-ray source 20-50kV, 40W maximum power, filter holder for energy selection
X-ray detector 1.3Mp CCD coupled to scintillator by lens with 1:6 zoom range
Spatial Resolution 6…30 µm pixel size, approximately 10 µm low-contract resolution
Object Size 5 – 30mm in diameter, 50mm in length (50mm vertical travel)
Reconstruction GPU-accelerated volumetric reconstruction (Feldkamp algorithm)
Optional stages micropositioning, cooling, heating, compression/extension
Radiation safety <1 µSv/h at 10cm from the instrument surface