Bruker SkyScan 1276 – MicroCT

Bruker SkyScan 1276 – MicroCT


The Bruker SkyScan 1276 is a high speed, high resolution, ex-vivo and in-vivo micro-CT scanner. It enables longitudinal imaging studies of full body mouse and rat. Variable magnification allows spatial resolution down to 2.8µm ex-vivo and 10µm in-vivo. The reconstructed datasets provide realistic 3D-images at any cross section for calculation of morphological and quantitative parameters.



  • Full body rodent scan: 80mm scanning diameter, 300mm scanning length
  • Lung imaging: in-vivo respiratory synchronization, high resolution morphometric 3D analysis, airways and vasculature wall thickness distribution estimation ex-vivo.
  • Bone imaging: visualization and calculation of structural and quantitative parameters, such as  bone mineral density (BMD), bone surface, and bone volume.
  • High resolution electrodes and metal implant localization
  • Contrast agent administration for internal organs and blood vessels imaging
  • Gold based nanoparticles imaging



Free 5 software package can be downloaded from the BCF server. Please contact Esti Messer.

  • Volume rendering and virtual sectioning
  • Visualization, 2D/3D image analysis
  • Quantification
  • Export results to a 3D printer for creating a magnified physical copy of the scanned object


New users

Please contact Dr. Galit Saar, tel. 073-378-5347 or Dr. Esti Messer, tel. 073-378-1107, to coordinate a meeting.



The In-vivo micro-CT is located at the Faculty of Medicine and can be reserved in the BookItLab online reservation system.