September 17, 2014

Bruker’s next-generation SkyScan 1278: The world’s fastest low-dose high resolution micro-CT for preclinical imaging

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SkyScan™ 1278, the world’s fastest, low-dose, high-resolution micro-CT for preclinical imaging.

SEOUL, Korea – September 17, 2014 – With the launch of the next-generation SkyScan 1278 micro-CT system for in vivo X-ray computed tomography, Bruker is addressing the latest needs of preclinical imaging scientists striving to reduce the radiation dose used in animal studies, while maintaining highest  image quality.. As part of the development, Bruker has created a new micro-CT spatial beam shaper, which reduces the absorbed dose by up to five times while maintaining high quality image output.

The SkyScan 1278 has a highly sensitive flat-panel detector that is able to deliver images of mouse heart and lung activities without using a contrast agent.  Such images allow the user to explore cardiac and respiratory function, while reducing animal stress and the cost of the study.  A full-body animal scan can take 8 seconds or less , reducing run times and increasing the speed of data collection.
The system has many innovative features built-in to assist with study workflow. An integrated touchscreen allows the SkyScan 1278 to be controlled without users needing to remove their gloves. Results can be directly sent to mobile devices, including iPad, iPhone and Android devices for volume rendering and manipulations using the software supplied. The system will also send an e-mail with a direct link to the results for review.

Dr. Alexander Sasov, CEO & Managing Director, Bruker microCT, commented, “The SkyScan 1278 provides users with an advanced solution.  Our technological developments have delivered a system with enhanced imaging capabilities and added user benefits.”

About Bruker Corporation
Bruker (NASDAQ: BRKR) is a leading provider of high-performance scientific instruments and solutions for molecular and materials research, as well as for in vitro diagnostics, industrial and applied analysis. 
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