MicroCT Scanner

MicroCT Scanner

The Penn State College of Medicine research core facility has a Scanco vivaCT 40, in vivo microCT scanner. The scanner is located in the Department of Comparative Medicine, and is operated under oversight provided by the Department of Orthopaedics

Scanco vivaCT 40 Specifications

X-Ray

  • Microfocus X-Ray-source
  • 5 or 7 µm spot size
  • 30-70 kVp / 20-50 keV (160 µA)
  • No shielding required

Detector

  • 2048x252 elements, 26 µm pitch

Resolution

  • 10-72 µm nominal isotropic, 16 µm (10% MTF)
  • Image matrix 512x512, 1024x1024 or 2048x2048 Pixels

Specimen Size

  • FOV 20 to 38 mm max. Scan length 145 mm

Scan Time

  • 1k x 1k, 3 sec/section (6 min/110 sections)
  • 2k x 2k, 3 sec/section (12 min/220 sections)

Reconstr. Time

  • 3 sec/section for 1k x 1k, 0.72° angular increment
  • 24 sec/section for 2k x 2k, 0.36° angular increment
  • 48 sec/section for 2k x 2k, 0.18° angular increment

For information on using this instrument, please contact Dr. Jun You: jyou@hmc.psu.edu, (717) 531-4800