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TomoScope® In-vivo CT

The TomoScope® Synergy is a stand-alone in-vivo micro-CT scanner with short scan times, excellent low-contrast resolution and high spatial resolution dedicated to small animal imaging.

The scanner is fully shielded and can be operated in any laboratory environment. The motorized patient table is prepared to support online monitoring of the animal life support sensors.

The TomoScope® Synergy is a stand-alone in-vivo micro-CT scanner with short scan times, excellent low-contrast resolution and high spatial resolution dedicated to small animal imaging. It is a lightweight and fully shielded desktop scanner that can be operated in any laboratory environment without additonal x-ray shielding following offcial regulatory procedures. The spatial resoluton of the system is in the order of 80 µm with a fixed geometry. The field of measurement has a diameter of up to 65 mm and maximum scan length of 15 cm, with shortest scan times down to 1 s. It works on the same continuously rotating gantry principle as clinical CT scanners for humans.

CT-Imaging, Erlangen, Germany

Room 021
Telephone 03 640 8737
Responsible scientists:
Miriam Shaharabany, Ph.D.
Yael Zilberstein, Ph.D.

  • Desktop micro-CT cone-beam scanner
  • Rotating gantry with stationary object (slipring technology)
  • Two source-detector systems
  • Integrated radiation shielding
  • Field of measurement: Diameter: up to 65 mm (optional); Max. examination length: 150 mm
  • X-ray components: Tube voltage: 20 – 65 kV; Focal spot size: 50 μm
  • Spatial resolution of 80 μm
  • Scan: 1 s to 90 s scan time; up to 5 minutes for dynamic studies
  • Circle and sequence scan mode
  • Localizer image
  • Multi-modality object bed adapters
  • Free definition of scan protocols
  • Low dose ranging from 10 mGy to typically 180 mGy
  • High speed cone-beam reconstruction < 8 min (5123 voxels from 720 projections of 10242 pixels)
  • Floating point precision
  • Arbitrary matrix and voxel size
  • Various reconstruction filters