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Topic 1

Correlative Imaging of the Murine Hind Limb Vasculature and Muscle Tissue by MicroCT and Light Microscopy

A detailed vascular visualization and adequate quantification is essential for the proper assessment of novel angiomodulating strategies. This publication introduces an ex vivo micro-computed tomography (microCT)-based imaging approach for the 3D visualization of the entire vasculature down to the capillary level and rapid estimation of the vascular volume and vessel size distribution. Read more

Topic 2

Ex vivo microangioCT: Advances in microvascular imaging

Therapeutic modulation of angiogenesis is believed to be a prospective powerful treatment strategy to modulate the microcirculation and therefore help millions of patients with cardiovascular and cancer diseases. The often-frustrating results from late-stage clinical studies indicate an urgent need for improved assessment of the pro- and anti-angiogenic compounds in preclinical stage of investigation. Read more

Topic 3

Using MRI and Positron Emission Tomography to Monitor Mice Brains During Depression

Serotonin is often called the happy chemical as it has been well known, for over 40 years, to play a role in our well-being, as well as learning, sleep/wake cycles, appetite, and aggression. However, despite this knowledge, the specifics of how this neurotransmitter contributes to these effects are still not fully understood. Read more

Topic 4

Find Your Way with X-Ray: microCT Guided Correlative Microscopy

In life science, developmental biology, and medicine there is an ever-increasing need to visualize biological events in their native context at a high resolution. Intravital correlative microscopy (IVM) enables users to follow biological processes in vivo.The main challenge for correlative microscopy is keeping track of the volume of interest while moving from one imaging modality to the next. Read more

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MicroCT Virtual Rendezvous 2020
May 13 and 14, 2020

As Bruker MicroCT User Meeting scheduled for May 12-14, 2020 in Leuven, Belgium, was cancelled, we have planned a virtual avenue for our users to meet this year!

The program will consist of several presentations from our life science users on their excellent research and a few presentations from Bruker Application Scientist to update you on the latest features like Phase Contrast Retrieval techniques and more.

There will be one event for Europe and APAC and another one for Americas. Both events will highlight separate set of speakers so to the MicroCT enthusiasts out there, you are welcome to register for both events if you desire, after all it is a Virtual Rendezvous!

We look forward to virtually welcoming you at the meeting!

European / APAC Rendezvous May 13, 2020 9:30am to 3:30pm CET

  • From Blood till Bone – Autologous Carrier for BMP6 in Rabbit Spinal Fusion, “Igor Erjavec”, Laboratory for Mineralized Tissue, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Calcified cartilage anatomy: an osteoarthritis risk factor?, “Lucinda Evans”, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, United Kingdom
  • Evaluation of fibrinolysis using microCT in both in vitro and in vivo model,” Adam Novoblinský”, Veterinary Research Institute, Brno, Czech Republic

Plus additional talks

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Americas Rendezvous May 14, 2020 12:30pm to 5pm ET

  • Use of 3D Image Registration to Assess Bone Microstructural Changes in a Rodent Spinal Cord Injury Model, “Jayachandra R. Kura”, Malcom Randall VA Medical Center and University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Modeling Progressive Lung Fibrosis in Mice, “Elizabeth F. Redente”, National Jewish Health, Denver, Colorado
  • Aligning optical and CT datasets from mice and rats, “Rebecca Williams”, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Plus additional talks

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Topic 7

Online ParaVision Video Tutorials

On-demand tutorials are available covering ParaVision 360 and focusing on MR imaging, PET imaging, and Multimodal Image Fusion and Registration. These online training videos demonstrate new features of the ParaVision 360 software so you can maximize the results of your multimodality imaging experiments. In the videos our applications scientists describe the software functionalities and the associated workflows. View here

Topic 8

Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI of Pulmonary Gas-Exchange in Rodents

Recorded Webinar

In this webinar, Dr. Rohan Virgincar, MRI Applications Scientist at Bruker BioSpin, gives insight into the fundamentals and practical considerations for high-resolution hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI in rodents, based on his 7 years of research in this field at Duke University, USA. Watch it now!

Topic 2

Ex Vivo MicroangioCT: Advances in Microvascular Imaging

Recorded Webinar

Over recent years, non-destructive 3D imaging techniques such as micro-computed tomography (microCT) have increasingly captured the attention of preclinical researchers across almost every discipline. Now, a technique called microangioCT imaging is being used with a novel polymerizing contrast agent that enables 3D visualization of organ vasculature at unprecedented levels. Watch it now!