Adaptive X-ray CT

The U-CT system is high-speed (5 s total body mouse) and can scan with ultra-low X-ray radiation doses, down to less than 2 mGy whole-body. By default, both mice and rats can be imaged. Optionally, the system can be upgraded to image medium size animals, enabling whole-body rabbit imaging. Four performance levels ensure a system configuration that can be adapted to the user’s needs. These four performance levels are; Standard E-Class CTSD with reconstructed voxel resolution down to 30 μm, High-Resolution U-CTHR subsystem with reconstructed voxel resolution down to 10 μm, Ultra-High Resolution U-CTUHR subsystem with reconstructed voxel resolution down to 4 μm, and Extra-Ultra-High Resolution U-CTXUHR subsystem with reconstructed voxel resolution down to 2.4 μm using a dedicated ex vivo sample holder.
galia blum
Dr Galia Blum
Optimized for in vivo imaging, the U-CT system features advanced diagnostic capabilities including dynamic contrast-enhanced CT imaging using single- or dual-energy scans, ultra-fast fluoroscopic imaging with up to 66 frames per second, DEXA scanning, virtual endoscopy, and cardiac and respiratory gating – sensor-free if desired for simultaneous multi-animal imaging.

Cardiac and respiratory gated CT

By combining unprecedented high temporal and spatial resolution on a hexamodal-imaging platform, MILabs’ system enable to visualize and study new areas of mouse cardio-vascular disease previously not possible.
For the first time, one can acquire in vivo anatomical, functional and molecular images of the mouse heart with organ definition and fluidity of contraction comparable or better to what can be achieved in humans. Accurate CT reconstruction in cardiac & respiratory research requires motion elimination from the heart and diaphragm. U-CT uses dual-gated acquisitions and freeze-frame to avoid image blurring.

For more informations, please contact:
Dr Galia Blum

: 02-6758682 (office)
: 02-6758778 (lab)