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Bruker SkyScan 1278

Bruker Micro-CT

Bruker SkyScan 1278

World’s fastest low dose, high resolution micro-CT

The Bruker SkyScan 1278 is a micro-CT system for in vivo imaging of small animals and studying physiological responses to disease and regenerative medicine.

  • Low radiation dose
  • Mouse heart/lung images without contrast agents
  • Full body scans in 8 seconds or less
  • Breathing and heartbeat gating for synchronised acquisition

Reduced Radiation Dose

The SkyScan 1278 is designed to minimise radiation levels to reduce the risk of associated complications, while still delivering high quality images. A new micro-CT spatial beam shaper reduces the absorbed dose by up to 5x.

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Bruker SkyScan 1278


  • In vivo small animal imaging
  • Disease and regenerative medicine
  • Heart and lung scanning
  • Bone microstructure


  • Low radiation dose
  • Fast, sensitive flat panel detector
  • Full body scans in <8 seconds
  • Breathing and heartbeat gating

Application Examples

Full Body Mouse Micro-CT Scan

Full body mouse scan: Coronal virtual slice with no contrast agent. 65 kV, Al 1mm filter, 50 um isotropic pixel size, 680 x 680 x 1732 pixels.

Micro-CT Mouse Scan with Contrast Agent

Using contrast agent: 65 kV, “low dose” filter, 50 um isotropic pixel size, 860 x 860 x 1944 pixels.

Rat spine microstructure

Rat spine micro-structure with virtual opening. 65 kV, “low dose” filter, 50 um isotropic pixel size, 992 x 992 x 1566 pixels.

Fat distribution analysis

Fat distribution analysis shown in orange inside the mouse body. Taken without contrast agent.60 kV, Al 0.5 mm filter, 50 um isotropic pixels.

Mouse lung

Mouse lung: Identical sagittal slices reconstructed without (left) and with (right) synchronisation with breathing, using data from the breathing sensor. No contrast agent.

Time resolved heart beat

Time-resolved heart beat: Coronal (top) and sagittal (bottom) reconstructed slices from various phases of the cardiac cycle. 4D scan using contrast agent with data sorting according to ECG time marks.