X-RAY CT LIFE SCIENCE APPLICATIONS
X-ray CT analysis for life science samples
X-ray CT (computed tomography) is a non-destructive 3D imaging technique. It provides fast, high-resolution imaging with little to none of the extensive sample preparation required by other imaging techniques, such as electron microscopy. It is a powerful technique to reveal internal structures of life science samples, such as animals, plants, and insects. Moreover, X-ray CT experiments can be performed in situ and in vivo for these types of samples. The recent development of various contrast-enhancing techniques has extended the capability of X-ray CT (Rawson et al., (2020) BMC Biology, 18:21).
- Insect and pest investigation
- Seed and germination analysis
- Root system investigations
- Animal imaging
- 4D examination of lung respiration
Life Science Application Examples
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What is micro-CT?
How does it work? How much does it cost? Do I need It? What are the common problems?
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