Newcastle Preclinical In Vivo Imaging Facility

Computerised Tomography

Computerised Tomography (CT)

The PIVI facility is equipped with a high performance and resolution in vivo micro-CT system.

The SkyScan 1176 scanner provides an ideal anatomical imaging modality for non-invasive visualisation of lung, fat and bone, without the need for CT contrast agents. With its extra-large imaging bore and long axial field of view, the 1176 model offers excellent flexibility to image a wide range of subjects.

In material sciences, the 1176 system has provided engineering groups with a non-destructive method to investigate shape, porosity, density and other characteristics

SkyScan 1176 CT Scanner

Animal monitoring

The physiological monitoring sub-system includes video monitoring of an animal with real-time movement detection, ECG and breathing detection, and temperature stabilization.