Development and evaluation of a MicroCT system for small animal imaging

X. Song, E. C. Frey, B. M.W. Tsui

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An x-ray MicroCT system with high spatial resolution for imaging of small animals has been developed and characterized. In the future, this system will be combined with a high resolution SPECT system under development and will also serve as a source of data for the evaluation and development of 3D volume CT reconstruction algorithms. This system is comprised of an x-ray source, phosphor-CCD detector and motor-driven positioning stages. The major components of this system, the geometric calibration, the time response of the x-ray power supply and the measured contrast resolution are discussed. Finally, we present images of a mouse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event2001 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2001Nov 10 2001


Other2001 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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