Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research - W. G. Kerckhoff Institute
Micro X-ray Computed Tomography (µ-CT)
This facility was established in May 2017 with the purchase of the Bruker SkyScan 1276, an in vivo X-ray microtomograph. Our µ-CT offers high spatial resolution, the ability to differentiate between different tissue densities and it allows three-dimensional visual reconstructions of tissue. The SkyScan 1276 is suitable for analysis of bones, vasculature, lung, heart, body fat and tumors of living animals like rat, mice and smaller species, but also qualifies for ex-vivo analyses.
Below, images of selective projects on various species and organs are presented.