Dr. Sarah Puchalski oversees imaging project to load the equine limb during a CT aquisition.
The radiography and microradiography area houses a portable digital radiography unit (Eklin Medical System) and 2 cabinet x-ray units (Faxitron) for the radiography of gross specimens and quantitative microradiography of thin sections using high-detail mammography film and emulsion-coated glass plates.
The microCT area houses a ScanCo Medical μCT35 specimen scanner. Its capabilities are ex-vivo specimens from size 35mm diameter by 74mm long (37 micron resolution) to 6mm diameter by 45mm long (3.4 micro resolution). It is runs a 45-70kVp, 72-145 microAmp conebeam. It includes calibration of CT image to Hydroxyapetite for bone analysis and software to analyze density, bone volume, and morphometry measures. It has the capability of scanning soft-tissues using contrast-enhancement (blood vessels, cartilage, etc).