3D MicroCT Scanning at Penn State
The Center for Quantitative Imaging provides clients with detailed, non-destructive microCT imaging.
The center focuses on two main areas of research: monitoring internal processes in experimental systems and characterizing complex three-dimensional (3D) structure and material composition in natural and synthetic systems.
The technology of microCT scanning creates high-resolution three-dimensional 3D images by using x-rays. To do this, the microCT scanner collects two-dimensional (2D) trans-axial projections (or slices) of the scanned material/specimen. Once collected, the slices are then reconstructed into a full 3D model.
Lab technicians work closely with clients to understand the objectives and offer the best possible solutions, collaborate on the process, and deliver the finest images for the client.
The Center for Quantitative Imaging's services are available to Penn State researchers as well as researchers at other institutions and industry.
Work with Us
Center for Quantitative Imaging technicians have worked with clients on a wide variety of projects. They have also innovated together on new procedures and methods to create the best possible image, including staining, mounting, preserving, and positioning.
Center for Quantitative Imaging in Action
Research collaborations with the Center for Quantitative Imaging