ctxoTriumph II XOCT®

Fast, Low dose CT system for Preclinical Imaging

The XOCT subsystem offers fast preclinical image scanning and the option to image both small and larger animals using lower doses. The X-O® CT imaging system is equipped with an advanced CMOS digital X-ray detector technology and has the flexibility to perform a wide range of in-vivo scanning, including whole body imaging in less than a minute. The CT Zoom® feature allows for optimization of the field of view and resolution. A large field of view can be used for imaging animals larger than rats, while high resolution can be obtained for smaller animals.

XCOT subsystem makes CT imaging more efficient by speeding up the scanning process, reducing the dosage required and allowing for a wide range of image positions and resolutions. The system is designed to make in-vivo imaging more effective for preclinical researchers using small animals.

Features & Benefits

 CT subsystem characteristics

  • Scout View for graphically assigning acquisition and reconstruction ROIs
  • Live Fluoro View for X-ray guided animal positioning
  • Whole body mouse acquisition in less than 1 minute
  • Continuous rotation scan mode allows use of rapidly clearing contrast agents
  • Delivered X-ray dose < 2 cGy (continuous rotation mode)
  • User selectable CT Zoom feature for acquiring a large field of view or high resolution with magnification ranging from 1.29 to 4.45
  • User selectable CT reconstruction options to optimize soft tissue contrast or spatial resolution
  • User selectable X-ray detector binning from 1 x 1 to 4 x 4 for optimal resolution and scanning speed
  • Acquisition graphical user interface to display projection data during a scan
  • User selectable step or continuous rotation scan mode

Sample Images

 
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Fenestra CT Slice Image, NTMI.

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2D Dynamic Mouse X-Ray

Image courtesy of Dr. Pradip Chaudhary (ACTREC, India)

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50 micron resolution XOCT scan, NTMI

 

 

BioCT™

Finally Micro CT with Superior Soft Tissue Contrast

Designed as the ideal complement for functional imaging, BioCT has been designed to offer soft tissue contrast approaching that of a clinical CT system. As a result, researchers can use the anatomical correlation from the BioCT to segment activity from one of our functional imaging systems into the various organs and tissues without the need for a contrast agent. As a stand alone X-Ray CT system, the BioCT also offers the power and resolution required for many stand-alone micro-CT applications. As a result, the system is a superb option for in vivo animal imaging of small animal models.[AK1] 

Features & Benefits

·         CT system to offer “clinical style” soft tissue resolution from a preclinical system

·         Superb stand-alone CT performance based on strong system power, high resolution and wide energy range

·         Micro-focus source with user-selectable zoom and spot size

·         Designed to minimize radiation dose to animal

·         Radiation shielding to FDA X-Ray cabinet standard while maintaining access to animal.

·         Compatible with Bioscan’s industry standard Minerve animal handling system

·         Capable of circular and helical scanning modes—slip ring equipped for continuous helical acquisitions

·         Scan times as short as 60 seconds


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