Life Science Applications

X-ray CT (computed tomography) is a non-destructive 3D imaging technique. It provides fast, high-resolution imaging with little to no extensive sample preparation required by other imaging techniques, such as electron microscopy. It is a powerful technique to reveal the internal structures of life science samples, such as animals, plants, and insects. Moreover, X-ray CT experiments can be performed in situ and in vivo for these types of samples. The recent development of various contrast-enhancing techniques has extended the capability of X-ray CT (Rawson et al., (2020) BMC Biology, 18:21).

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Life science application examples

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What is micro-CT?

How does it work? How much does it cost? Do I need It? What are the common problems?
To learn everything you need to know about micro-CT, you can start here: What is micro-CT?

Recommended products

Rigaku's CT scanners for life science

For resolution and contrast enhancement nano3DX

Recommended when you need submicron resolution or want to enhance the contrast between similar low-density organic materials


For versatility CT Lab HX

Recommended for sample imaging that requires flexibility in sample size and resolution

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For speed CT Lab GX

Recommended when fast scans are required for time-resolved imaging or low radiation dosage

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