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Specifications

X-ray source 20…65kV, 50W, 50µm spot size, 4-position filter changer
X-ray detector flat panel CMOS sensor, 1944x1536 pixels, 14bit
Scanning Diameter 80mm in diameter; 200mm in length (80mm in length in one single scan)
Nominal Resolution <52µm at any location in the scanned volume
Reconstruction volume up to 1536x1536x1566 pixels
Reconstruction time mouse size (40mm diam., 80mm length) 13s for 100µm pixels, 45s for 50µm;
rat size (80mm diam., 80mm length) 24s for 100µm pixels, 3m50s for 50µm
Radiation safety <1 µSv/h at 10cm from the instrument surface

System Dimensions

SkyScan 1278
SkyScan 1278
  • Shortest full-body animal scan takes 8 seconds or less with typical dose less than 6 mGy.
  • The system has around 50 µm nominal resolution at any place of 80 mm scanning diameter and 200 mm scanning length,
  • Fast and very sensitive flat-panel detector resolving dynamics of mouse heart and lungs activities even without using a contrast agent.
  • Microfocus X-ray source with adjustable energy from 20 to 65kV and automatic filter changer allows optimizing scanning protocol with minimizing applied dose.
  • Invented by Bruker-microCT spatial beam shaper allows dose reduction 2-5 times without affecting the quality of reconstructed results.
  • Integrated physiological monitoring with breathing sensor, ECG, temperature stabilization and body movement detection on images from colour 5Mp camera provides 4D (time-resolve) cardiac and respiratory microtomography. Physiological monitoring can deliver more than 100 measurements per second for all parameters and images.
  • Easy replaceable mouse and rat cassette with anaesthetic gas mask and electrical connections to all physiological sensors can be inserted and removed by single click.
  • On-screen dose meter indicates dose applied to the animal based on the information from individual analysis of X-ray images.
  • Integrated touchscreen allows controlling main system functions by hands in gloves,
  • Results of reconstruction can be directly send to mobile devices, such as iPad, iPhone or Android phones/tablets for volume rendering and manipulations using supplied software.
  • Reconstructed data can be saved in DICOM and other conventional formats, such as TIFF, JPG, BMP as well as movies from 3D renderings in AVI-format.
  • In the end of the scanning the system can send you e-mail with direct link to the results, which can be opened at your computer by single click.
  • The system has GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) compliance software.
The instrument can be controlled from the embedded force-sensitive touchscreen, which can be operated by gloved hands.
The instrument can be controlled from the embedded force-sensitive touchscreen, which can be operated by gloved hands. The touchscreen allows selection of scanning protocol, adjusting animal bed position and control of imaging and scanning.
The SkyScan 1278 control software includes a real-time on-screen dose meter. It indicates an estimation of the dose absorbed by animal body during scanning.
The SkyScan 1278 control software includes a real-time on-screen dose meter. It indicates an estimation of the dose absorbed by animal body during scanning.
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