Bruker Skyscan 1173

Micro Computed Tomography (microCT)


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microCT.jpg The micro-computed tomography system Bruker Skyscan 1173 (uCT), is used for obtaining high precision geometry data of small to mid-sized samples in a nondestructive way. Inside a scanning chamber, hundreds of x-ray projections are taken from the sample. From these, a reconstruction algorithm is able to produce a 3D-volume representation of the sample. This so called 'voxel image' contains all features from the inside of the sample that were originally not visible from the outside. Depending on the sample size, resolutions down to 5 microns are possible.




The system is used for ...

  • Nondestructive visualization of the 'inside' of a sample.
  • Obtaining geometry data for FE-Simulation and 3D-Printing.
  • Measuring length, area, volume of parts inside a sample.
  • Obtaining morphometrical data (pore size distribution, fiber orientation, ...)
  • Measuring calcification of tissue
X-ray source40-130kV,8W ,<5 µm spot size
X-ray detectordistortion-free Flat Panel sensor 2240x2240 pixels,12-bit
Maximum object size140mm in diameter, 200mm in length (100-140mm scanning length)
Spatial Resolution<4-5 µm detail detectability, 7-8 µm low-contrast resolution
ReconstructionGPU-accelerated FDK reconstruction
Radiation safety<1 µSv/h at 10cm from the instrument surface