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Bruker SkyScan 1272 Micro-CT
Bruker Micro-CT

The Bruker SkyScan 1272 is the highest resolution desktop micro-CT, and the world’s first scanner with >200Mp in each cross-section. Non-destructively visualise virtual slices through objects up to 209 Megapixels (14450×14450 pixels). More than 2600 slices are obtained in each scan, using 16Mp and 11Mp X-ray detectors in up to three offset positions. Detect details as small as 0.35um, using phase-contrast enhancement.


Highest resolution desktop micro-CT

Fastest image reconstruction available

Patented algorithms up to 100 times faster than conventional software.

Optional sample changer

With 16 positions, outside shielded area.

High resolution

Down to <0.4um isotropic pixel size.


Automated Scanning with Genius-Mode

If you’re new to micro-CT or short on time, use Genius-Mode to select the best parameters for your sample. Magnification, energy, filters and exposure time are automatically selected and optimised. These can also be adjusted manually to get exactly the results you want.

Fast Results

At intermediate resolution, the innovative flexible acquisition geometry speeds up scans several times, compared to systems with fixed source-detectors. Even at this high speed, there is no compromise to 3D X-ray image quality. InstaRecon gives you the fastest image reconstruction available, with patented algorithms that are up to 100 times faster than conventional software. More details…

Sample Flexibility

Samples can be up to 75mm in diameter. The Bruker SkyScan 1272 automatically optimises X-ray energy and filtering, using a maintenance-free X-ray source and automatic 6-position filter changer. Large format high resolution micro-CT imaging is supported by multi-threaded, GPU-accelerated 3D image reconstruction. Surface and volume rendering deliver realistic visualisation.

The Bruker SkyScan 1272 includes a built-in precision micro-positioning stage. You can also scan samples during compression, tension, cooling or heating. An optional 16-position automatic sample changer enables samples to be added, removed or replaced without interrupting the scanning process. Automatic magnification adjustment and scanning protocol optimisation is available for individual samples.

 More about automation and the sample changer…

Micro-CT Software (PC and Mobile Devices)

A link to micro-CT scan results can be sent automatically by email and can also be viewed on an iPad. Dedicated mobile software enables volume rendering and virtual object cuts, using intuitive touchscreen gestures. The Bruker SkyScan 1272 comes with the full range of Bruker SkyScan micro-CT software, including packages for 2D / 3D quantitative analysis and realistic 3D visualisation. The system comes supplied with a PC, including two Intel-XEON eight core processors, 128GB memory, two graphics cards (NVIDIA-Quadro and -Tesla), 12TB disk space and two 24″ monitors.

New features of CTVox 3.3 volume rendering software…


Materials Science


We offer a range of instruments for elemental and mineral analysis, mapping and imaging in geology and geoscience.


Systems for food process and quality control and analysis.

Automated Micro-CT with the Bruker SkyScan 1272

How Bruker's Genius-Mode automatically optimises micro-CT imaging parameters for the best quality results.

Bone Morphometry in Micro-CT: Separating Trabecular and Cortical Bone

A new method for automatic trabecular-cortical separation in micro-CT called the morphological escalator.

Fibre Analysis with Micro-CT

How to analyse individual and multiple fibres in natural and synthetic materials using micro-CT imaging.

Multi-Scale Micro-CT Analysis

How multi-scale micro-CT analysis can be used to achieve the best micro-CT image quality, using geological samples as an example. How to get the best results from your micro-CT scanner, and achieve the highest resolution. If you have any questions about how to best use micro-CT analysis for your research, please get in touch:  Contact us on 01223 […]

Studying Foam with Micro-CT (3D X-Ray Imaging)

Instrumentation and techniques for studying foam with micro-CT. Analyse the internal structure, map morphometric properties & perform dynamic in-situ experiments (tensile, compression & modified temperature).

Micro-CT in Life Science & Biological Research

An overview of Bruker SkyScan micro-CT applications in life science, including in vivo/ex vivo, dental and bone research.

Micro-CT in the Food Industry

X-ray micro-computed tomography (μCT) is a non-destructive technique for studying internal micro-structure in 3D – with sub-micron resolution. It’s also known as X-Ray Microscopy (XRM). In the food industry, you can investigate the relationship between structure and properties in product development, as well as gaining insights into shelf life, etc. Analyse samples of any shape, […]

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