Micro-computed tomography

Micro-computed tomography (microCT) provides three-dimensional images of internal structures of objects in the micrometre range. Biological, natural and synthetic structures can be imaged and analysed. Quantitative evaluation of object morphometry can be applied using image-processing¬† to provide information on volume, thickness, surface area, porosity and pore diameter. Samples scanned with microCT can then be analysed using other techniques (histology, mechanics, etc) due to it’s non-destructive nature. Our group has over 15 years experience of consulting and research in imaging and image processing with microCT.

microCT imaging

  • Imaging of hard biological materials (bone, teeth)
  • Imaging of tissue-engineered and soft biological materials
  • Imaging of biomaterials (bulk and granular) and synthetic structures for biological purposes (3D-printed, cast, etc)
  • Development of purpose-built sample positioning systems

microCT image processing and analysis

  • Production of high-quality 3D images of images structures
  • Segmentation of different materials
  • Quantitative morphometric analysis of long bones, joints, bone biopsies, teeth, cartilage, biomaterials and tissue-engineered constructs

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