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MicroCT in vivo scanner

MODEL # OF EQUIPMENT:

TriFoil eXplore CT120 Small-Animal X-ray CT Scanner

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT:

The Ohio University MicroCT Scanner (OUµCT) allows non-destructive 3D x-ray imaging and digitization of objects smaller than about 10 cm diameter.

CAPABILITIES OF THE EQUIPMENT:

Live animals (e.g., mice and rats) can be imaged and even instrumented, and the OUµCT provides cardiac and respiratory gating that reduces motion artifact. The scanner has a unique power generator that allows faster and cleaner imaging, which improves data quality for dense specimens while also reducing x-ray dose and cost for all specimens. Resolution ranges from 25-100 microns. Specimen densities range from anatomical soft tissues to industrial applications.

TRAINING/TECHNICAL HELP AVAILABLE OR REQUIRED TO USE EQUIPMENT?

Training is provided and some technical consulting is available

FEES FOR USE OF EQUIPMENT?

Cost per hour (Internal): $75.00

Cost per hour (External Academic): $150.00

Cost per hour (External Commercial): $180.00

Add on services: Slice Movies: $100.00

Add on services: 3D Analysis/Visualization: **TBD

** 3D Analysis/Visualization rate negotiated based on scope and length of time of project.

WEBSITE LINK FOR FACILITY/EQUIPMENT:

https://www.ohio.edu/medicine/research/facilities/microct-scanner