SBES Advanced Multi-scale CT (SAM-CT)

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Apart from Clinical CT scanners available at medical school, we have a Scanco micro-CT scanner, an Xradia micro-CT scanner and an Xradia nano-CT scanner. We can cover image resolution and sample size over 6 orders of magnitude.

The Scanco VivaCT scanner has resolution up to 16 µm and 20-38 mm Field of View (FOV). The Xradia micro-CT scanner, purchased using an NIH SIG grant in 2008, is the highest resolution micro-CT system: 0.5 µm resolution with sample sizes up to 100 mm diameter. The Xradia nano-CT scanner, purchased using an NSF-MRI grant in 2009, has 50 nm resolution. It allows tomographic imaging in either the attenuation or Zernike phase contrast mode.

We have a dedicated space for these systems in the Institute for Critical Technologies and Applied Sciences (ICTAS) Building A, adjacent to the Nanoscale Characterization and Fabrication Lab (NCFL), which hosts Virginia Tech‘s cutting-edge Imaging systems under one roof.

SBES Advanced Multiscale Computed Tomography Facility (SAM-CT) is supported by an NIH SIG grant (RR025667), an NSF MRI grant (CMMI0923297) as well as ICTAS and SBES internal funding.