Tag Archives: CT imaging

Bruker Announces Acquisition of SkyScan

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 disclosed.  For the remainder for 2012, the acquisition of SkyScan is expected to add approximately $13 million to Bruker’s revenue and to be accretive to EPS by about $0.01.  SkyScan’s revenue is derived approximately 50% from materials science and 50% from life science and preclinical imaging applications.

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

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, software and set-ups:
  • Advances in reconstruction algorithms:
  • 3D image analysis
  • Applications of recent advances in CT imaging

The Conference format will consist of keynote talks, oral presentations, poster presentations and demo/workshops. Abstracts should be submitted by December 17th, 2012.

Additional information can be obtained on the conference website http://www.ictms.ugent.be

The microCT world community map

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 some time to be populated. If you are a professional who wants to be listed on the map, drop a comment on the dedicated page. Only companies / institutes / individuals who explicitly ask to be listed on the map will be included.

I hope you’ll find the map a useful tool and would be happy to receive any suggestion you may have.

Enrico

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

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.

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The history of microCT

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 reconstruction was presented in two papers by Allan M. Cormack (Feb. 23, 1924 – May 7, 1998) [2, 3] in 1964 and 1965, respectively.

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Who are the microCT scanner manufacturers?

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Maybe it is not as common and cheap as buying a microwave oven, but probably there are some of you who have thought about purchasing a microCT scanner, right?

Your questions: “Who are the scanner manufacturers?”, “Should I buy a scanner?”,  “What scanner ?”. This post will point you towards the information you need to make up your mind.

At the end the decision whether the investment is worthwhile depends on many things. What do you want to use microCT for? How often? Do you know how to operate a scanner? Do you have the right resources? And many more….

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