Stationary sample, high-speed X-ray CT scanner

Ex-vivo and ultrafast in-situ compatible

Rigaku CT Lab GX is a micro-CT (computed tomography) scanner. The sample stays stationary as on a medical CT scanner, making it easy to mount samples with a complex shape or ones connected to in-situ devices. The combination of a high-power (90 kV - 8W or 130 kV - 39 W) X-ray source and the compact gantry geometry achieves ultrafast scans. A CT scan can be completed in 3.9 seconds at the top speed. The high-speed feature opens up the possibility of time-resolved (4D) CT experiments and CT quality inspection.

CT Lab GX Overview

When do I need high-speed?

You can say that the faster, the better when it comes to measurements. But especially when trying to capture a sample change that happens in a certain time period, the scan speed translates to the time resolution of in-situ, time-resolved, or 4D measurements. The high-speed also helps when you have many samples to run in a limited amount of time, for quality inspection or sample image archiving, for example.

Rigaku CT Lab GX can run a CT scan in 3.9 seconds at its top speed. Depending on the required time resolution or throughput, you can adjust the scan speed and image resolution up to an hour.

When do I need the stationary sample bed?

Sample mount can be tricky for CT measurements because you don't want the sample to move during the scan and blur the image, and you might not want the sample holder, glue, or tape to be in the CT image. For in-situ experiments, the sample might be connected to other devices and need to stay still. The stationary sample bed solves all of those problems. On a gantry system, the sample stays still and the X-ray source and detector rotate around the sample. So there is no need to hold the sample or to worry about the sample moving during the scan.


CT Lab GX sample chamber open


Do I need to be an expert to run CT scans?

No, you don't need to be an expert to run CT scans. Rigaku CT Lab GX has an easy-to-use simple user interface. You can simply select the area you want to image (FOV: field of view), scan time, and start the scan. You will be browsing the reconstructed CT cross-sections and 3D rendering images in less than a minute once the scan completes.


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CT Lab GX Features

Sample stationary geometry
The X-ray source and detector rotate around the sample so that the sample does not need to mvoe.
Ultrahigh-speed 3.9 sec CT scan
The high-power 39 W X-ray generator enables max. 3.9 seconds/scan. The image reconstruction takes only 15 seconds/scan.
Easy-to-use software
A simple user interface and image file database make everyday operation easy.

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CT Lab GX Specifications

Product name CT Lab GX90 CT Lab GX130
Voxel resolution 4.5 — 144 μm 4.5 — 144 μm
Field of view (FOV) 5 — 72 mm 5 — 72 mm
Maximum sample size 163 mm diameter x 398 mm length 163 mm diameter x 398 mm length
Speed (shortest scan time) 3.9 sec 3.9 sec
Geometry Cone beam gantry geometry Cone beam gantry geometry
X-ray source 8 W traditional microsource 39 W traditional microsource
X-ray energy W anode, adjustable applied voltage 30 - 90 kV W anode, adjustable applied voltage 30 - 130 kV
Detector Flatpanel Flatpanel
Detector pixel size 49.5 microns 49.5 microns
Detector size 2352 x 2944 pixels 2352 x 2944 pixels
Dimensions 1550 (W) x 1535 (H) x 963 (D) mm (PC included) 1550 (W) x 1535 (H) x 963 (D) mm (PC included)
Weight Approx. 450 kg Approx. 450 kg

CT Lab GX Options

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X-ray CT image visualization, processing, segmentation, and quantitative analysis software


X-ray CT image visualization, image processing, quantitative and dimensional analyses software

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