Scanning multiple samples simultaneously in tube-based microCT systems

S. R. Stock, N. M. Rajamannan, T. C. Spelsberg, S. Malayannan, R. Riaz, M. Polavarapu, E. L. Hsu, W. K. Hsu, Yan Chen, Ming Zhang

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The world-wide explosion of commercial microComputed Tomography (microCT) system emplacement has led to dayin, day-out access to laboratory scanners. Most biologically-oriented microCT facilities must characterize large numbers of samples rapidly at moderate spatial resolution (e.g., 10-20 μm isotropic volume elements, voxels). Scanning multiple specimens simultaneously is one efficient solution. Sample positioning is critical if the region of interest of each specimen is to be imaged without increasing the number of slices recorded (i.e., data acquisition and reconstruction times). Three very different, multiple sample data acquisitions are reported: mouse heart tissue calcification, rat spinal fusion and mouse tibial bone cancer models

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDevelopments in X-Ray Tomography VII
StatePublished - 2010
EventDevelopments in X-Ray Tomography VII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 2 2010Aug 5 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherDevelopments in X-Ray Tomography VII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • MicroCT
  • high through-put
  • microtomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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