Oberkochen, Germany and Pleasanton, CA, USA – June 13th, 2013 – ZEISS, the international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics today announced the planned acquisition of the US-based Xradia, Inc. Xradia is a medium-size company providing innovative 3D X-ray microscopes for industrial and academic research applications. The closing of the transaction is subject […]

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24.04.2013  – Calgary, Alberta and Zürich, Switzerland – April 23, 2013 – Acceleware Ltd. (TSXV:AXE) today announced that SCANCO Medical AG, Zürich, Switzerland has agreed to acquire a perpetual, non-exclusive license for Acceleware’s AxRecon™ source code.  AxRecon is an advanced GPU solution for accelerated image reconstruction on Computed Tomography (CT) scanners. Under the license acquisition terms, SCANCO […]

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Scanco Medical AG to acquire b-cube AG

October 5, 2012

10.09.2012  – Scanco Medical AG and b-cube AG are pleased to announce that the two companies have entered negotiations for Scanco Medical to acquire b-cube in mutual agreement. Scanco Medical (www.scanco.ch) is a company that specializes in the development of state-of-the-art micro-computed tomography systems and b-cube (www.b-cube.ch) is an innovative service provider focused on high-resolution imaging […]

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Bankruptcy Judge Approves Gamma Medica’s DIP Financing

October 5, 2012

NORTHRIDGE, CA— October 4, 2012—Judge Victoria Kaufman of the U.S.Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California (San Fernando ValleyDivision) approved Gamma Medica Inc.’s $1.5 million debtor in-possession (“DIP”) financing on a final basis yesterday, as part of its Chapter 11 restructuring. This DIP financing order provides the molecular breast imaging (MBI) manufacturer with sufficient […]

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Bruker Announces Acquisition of SkyScan

April 3, 2012

Bruker Announces Acquisition of SkyScan, a Leading Provider of Micro-CT Systems for 3D X-Ray Imaging in Materials Research and Preclinical Studies. Source: http://www.bruker.com/pr120402.html ANTWERP, Belgium  –  April 2, 2012  –  Bruker Corporation today announced that it has acquired all of the shares of SkyScan N.V., a scientific instruments company located near Antwerp, Belgium.  Financial details were not […]

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1st International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures, July 1-5, 2013, Ghent

March 26, 2012

The 1st International Conference on Tomography of Materials and Structures will bring together an international group of scientists to discuss a broad range of issues related to the use of computed tomography in materials and structures and all its related topics. The main focus of this conference will be: X-ray and neutron tomography acquisition hardware, […]

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The microCT world community map

February 29, 2012

Find out who’s doing what in microCT, or let the world know what you do! There is now a dedicated microCT world community map page on the blog! Check it out to navigate through the microCT community. You’ll find scanner manufacturers, service providers, research labs, and more. Please, consider this as a living document that will take […]

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Trabecular Thickness (Tb.Th), Trabecular Spacing (Tb.Sp), Trabecular Number (Tb.N)

January 18, 2012

This post is part of a tutorial series on morphometric indices. You may also be interested in Bone Volume Density (BV/TV) – Light Version, Choose The Right Volume Of Interest – Light Version and The surface of an object. Bone surface (BS) and specific bone surface (BS/BV) posts.   In basic bone research, trabecular thickness […]

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MicroCT and QA

December 22, 2011

Over the past years, the topic of quality assurance (QA) has been a steady companion and although I might not necessarily like QA on f, there’s no doubt that thinking of negatively influencing variables of a working process is strengthening the awareness of potential issues and therefore still earns a +1 on g. Developing and […]

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The history of microCT

December 15, 2011

The origins The theoretical basis of Computed Tomography (CT) finds its origins in 1917, when the Austrian mathematician Johan Radon (16 December 1887 – 25 May 1956)  proved that an n-dimensional object can be reconstructed from its (n-1)-dimensional projections [1]. However, only in the second half of the century the mathematical basis for the actual CT image […]

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