SKYSCAN 1276 CMOS EDITION
in a desktop
The SKYSCAN 1276 CMOS Edition is a high performance, stand-alone, fast, desktop in vivo microCT with continuously variable magnification for scanning small laboratory animals (mice, rats, …) and biological samples. An optional Large Animal Transport System (LATS) is available which enables the system to mount also large animals including rabbits.
The SKYSCAN 1276 CMOS Edition has an unrivalled combination of high resolution, big image size, round and spiral (helical) scanning and reconstruction, and low dose imaging. The image field of view up to 75 mm wide and 310 mm long allows full body mouse and rat scanning. The variable magnification allows scanning bone and tissue samples with high spatial resolution down to 2.8 µm pixel size. Variable X-Ray energy combined with a range of filters ensures optimal image quality for diverse research applications from lung tissue to bone with metal implants. The system can perform scanning with continuous gantry rotation and in step-and-shoot mode with scanning cycles down to 3.9 sec. Furthermore, the SKYSCAN 1276 CMOS in vivo microCT administers a low radiation dose to the animals allowing multiple scans in longitudinal preclinical studies without the risk of unwanted radiation-induced side effects. The fully integrated physiological monitoring package allows monitoring and controlling the animal’s wellbeing at all times through a video stream, ECG, temperature and breathing detection.
The SKYSCAN 1276 CMOS is complemented by 3D.SUITE. This extensive software suite covers GPU-accelerated reconstruction, 2D/ 3D morphological analysis, as well as surface and volume rendering visualization.
Mouse and Rat Cassettes
The SKYSCAN 1276 CMOS system is supplied with exchangeable animal cassettes that can be used in all Bruker in-vivo imaging instruments such as MRI, micro-PET, micro-SPECT, bio-luminescence, biofluorescence, etc. to collect multimodal information. It allows co-registration of functional and morphological information from the same animal.
The user interface of the SKYSCAN 1276 CMOS system is simple and intuitive. The instrument can be controlled from the computer screen and also from the embedded force-sensitive touchscreen, which can be operated by gloved hands. The touchscreen allows selection of scanning protocol, adjusting the animal bed position and control of imaging and scanning. Where multiple scans are started from the touchscreen, the software will automatically save acquired data to separate subfolders with incrementally assigned folder names and dataset file prefixes.