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About Micro-CT

The Micro-CT Laboratory is a joint lab operated by principal investigators Dr. Benedikt Hallgrímsson (3D Morphometrics Lab), Dr. Steven Boyd (Bone Imaging Lab) and Dr. Heather Jamniczky (Jamniczky lab).  Please refer to their websites to learn more about their research.  The laboratory is located in room 3A31 of the Health Research Innovation Centre (HRIC) and is part of the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health at the University of Calgary's Foothills Campus.

 

About Micro-CT

Micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) is a non-destructive imaging technique that can be used to generate a 3D virtual model of an object. The applications of micro-CT are diverse, and range from morphological studies of biological tissues such as bone morphology, to the evaluation of porosity in coal cores and to industrial non-destructive test (NDT). The Micro-CT Laboratory offers expertise in three dimensional (3D) measurement techniques and biometric techniques for characterization of shape variation. 

 

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X-Ray Micro-CT Scans

Mouse Whole Body (38?m) Segmented Mouse Femur (10?m) LizarLizard Whole Body (88?m) Lizard Skull (25?m)

Mouse
(38µm)

Mouse Femur showing Cortical and Trabecular Bone (10µm)

Lizard
(88µm)

Lizard Skull showing
Thickness Distribution (25µm)

Duck Beak (60?m) Human Tooth (30?m) Pinecone (69?m) Seashell (50?m)

Duck Beak (60µm)
Courtesy of Dr. A. Iwaniuk

Human Tooth (30µm)
Courtesy of Dr. C. Stewart

Pinecone showing
Thickness Distribution (69µm)

Seashell
(50µm)

Turtle Skull (60?m) Sand Dollar (37?m)    Human Tooth (60?m)

Turtle Skull
(60µm)

Sand Dollar
(37µm)

Mouse Spine showing Cortical and Trabecular Bone (10µm)

Human Tooth (60µm)
  Courtesy of Dr. C. Stewart

 

Contrast-Enhanced X-Ray Micro-CT Scans

Mouse Head (60µm)

Mouse Head (60µm)

Mouse Head (60µm)

 

Optical Projection Tomography Scans

Mouse Embryo (20?m) Chicken Embryo

Mouse Scapula

Mouse Embryo
(20µm)

Chicken Embryo
(12µm)

Duck Embryo
(13µm)

Mouse Embryo (20?m) Mouse Knee with Tumor in the Tibia (10?m)

Mouse Skull stained for Bone
(red) and Cartilage (blue)

Mouse Embryo
(20µm)

Mouse Ear Canal (blue) in
partial Skull (green)

Mouse Knee with a
Tumor in the Tibia (10µm)

 

Xradia Micro-CT Scans for Industrial Materials

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Steel Welds 
Fusion Zone (50µm) 
            (39 x 66 x 11 mm3)             

Metal Crack
(36µm) 
            (137 x 28 x 15 mm3)          

Corroded Welds Ring
(53µm for full FOV) 
           (OD 93 mm x 14 mm thick)                

Corroded Welds Ring
(21µm zoom in to right side)

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