For bone research, micro-CT is faster than histology or slicing. Acquire a scan in 10-15 minutes (medium resolution) or a few hours (high resolution) and generate 3D reconstructions in minutes.
In dental applications, microtomography delivers fine, highly detailed images at micrometre scale. It’s non-destructive, so you can take multiple scans, as well as virtual slices and flights through your sample.
Micro-CT is non-destructive and faster than histology or slicing
Micro-CT (aka XRM or X-Ray Microscopy) is an extremely versatile technique. If your area of interest isn’t mentioned here, please get in touch.
- Bone disease models
- Pre-clinical imaging
- Volume analysis
- Fractures and healing
- Cartilage analysis
- Morphometric analysis of dental and bone tissue
- Endodontic research and root canal
- Segment and measure enamel and dentine – more info
- Molar roots and mandible in periodontics, etc
Bones, fossils and archaeological samples.
Separate trabecular and cortical bone automatically with a technique called the morphological escalator.
Helical micro-CT, or spiral scanning, reduces artefacts and ensures true reconstructions that accurately represent your sample. It greatly reduces artefacts in orthopaedic research, where metal screws are implanted in bone.
Root Canal Studies
Interview with Dr Marco Versiani about 3D root canal studies at the University of Sao Paulo:
X-Ray Microscopy Instruments
Blue Scientific is the official distributor of Bruker SkyScan XRM systems in the UK, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. We’re available to answer all your questions and provide quotes, as well as service and applications support.
Bruker SkyScan 1275
Fast, automated scanner. Self-optimising features for high quality images every time.
Bruker SkyScan 1273
Benchtop micro-CT for large objects, up to 500mm long, that would previously have required a larger, floor-standing system.