Micro-CT Imaging Lab

Pre-Clinical Micro-CT for Small Animals Imaging, Dental and Bone Studies


~1 minute shortest scanning cycle

30 micron highest nominal resolution

User friendly system for all pre-clinical quantitative and qualitative studies



Maintenance-free 45-90 kV micro-focus X-ray source, different filter materials are available,

3 Mp cooled X-ray camera,

Continuously variable magnification with smallest pixel size of 10 micron,

GPU-accelerated and 3D reconstructions supplied as standard,

80 mm scanning diameter, >200 mm scanning length,

continuous rotating gantry with shortest scanning cycle of about 1 minute.

Software for 2D/3D image visualization and measurements , and realistic visualization,

GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) software package.


LOTUS-inVivo provides extremely high-quality images with contrast-to-noise, resolution and dose performance optimized for pre-clinical imaging.Also, it is a high performance, stand-alone, fast in-vivo and ex-vivo micro-CT with continuously variable magnification for scanning small objects (teeth samples, …). It has an unrivaled combination of high resolution, big image size, possibility for 3D reconstructions, and low dose imaging. The image field of view (up to 80 mm wide and more than 200 mm long) allows full object size scanning. The variable magnification allows scanning all kind of samples with high spatial resolution down to 10 µm pixel size. Variable X-Ray energy combined with a range of optional filters ensures optimal image quality for diverse research applications from soft tissues imaging to bone and teeth studies.

LOTUS-inVivo Specifications

• Imaging mode: Micro-Radiology and Micro-Fluoroscopy

• Micro Focus X-ray tube

• Focal Spot Size: Less than 5μm

• 8W power

• High Resolution X-Ray Detector

• resolution: <35μm

• Maximum diameter of the scanned object: 80mm

• Maximum length of scanned object: 200mm

• Reconstruction Filters: 16 levels, Ultra-Smooth to Ultra-Sharp

• Magnification: 1.3 to 4



Micro-CT Imaging Applications

  • Osseous structures
  • Vascular structures
  • Cardiothoracic imaging
  • Imaging of abdominal organs
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Cerebral structures
  • Dental Research

Analysis of root canal morphology

 Evaluation of root canal preparation

Tissue engineering

 Mineral concentrations of teeth

 Implant and peri-implant bone




Micro-CT images:

Human Teeth Root Canal

Human Dental void Fraction


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University Affiliation Address:
دانشگاه علوم پزشکی بوشهر، بوشهر ، ایران
Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran