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MicroCT Core Laboratory

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San Antonio, Texas, US

About MicroCT Core Laboratory

The UTHSCSA Orthopaedics Bone and Mineral High-Resolution 3D Imaging Facility is a NIH-funded imaging facility equipped with two ex-vivo desktop microCT systems, a reference point indenter and a furnace. The non-destructive nature of microCT imaging allows the researcher to strengthen his/her research by using... Show more »

The UTHSCSA Orthopaedics Bone and Mineral High-Resolution 3D Imaging Facility is a NIH-funded imaging facility equipped with two ex-vivo desktop microCT systems, a reference point indenter and a furnace. The non-destructive nature of microCT imaging allows the researcher to strengthen his/her research by using the same sample for histology or biomechanical testing after microCT imaging.

Advantages of Micro-CT
- Micro-CT allows for extremely high-resolution, non-destructive, 3D imaging.
- No staining, sectioning, or sample preparation needed
- Samples can be frozen or fixed
- Since Micro-CT is non-destructive, other assays may be carried out after, thereby increasing the amount of data per sample
- Data acquisition is a rapid process, allowing for a speedy return of samples

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Our Services (17)


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Bone Mineral Density Testing

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Pyradia F100 Furnace allows for ashing of bone in order to determine the weight percentages of mineral to organic material of bone. The weight percent or ash fraction relates to the tissue mineral density of the bone.

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Protocol Development:
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Pyradia F100 Furnace allows for ashing of bone in order to determine the weight percentages of mineral to organic material of bone. The weight percent or ash fraction relates to the tissue mineral density of the bone.

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Protocol Development:
Development of novel applications/methods for quantitative analysis. This is a onetime charge of $50 on a per hour basis up to 10 hrs maximum.

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Bone Scan Image Analysis

Starting at $90.00 per hour

$90/hr academic/non-profit ($75/hr for internal UTHSCSA investigators), $150/hr for-profit rate.

Analysis of microCT reconstruction data enables one to quantitatively and accurately analyze the 3D structure of bone and mineral. This imaging method is now a standard analysis in studies of aging, disease, tissue engineering, and therapeutics as they pertain to bone and mineral.

$90/hr academic/non-profit ($75/hr for internal UTHSCSA investigators), $150/hr for-profit rate.

Analysis of microCT reconstruction data enables one to quantitatively and accurately analyze the 3D structure of bone and mineral. This imaging method is now a standard analysis in studies of aging, disease, tissue engineering, and therapeutics as they pertain to bone and mineral.

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Tissue Strength Measurement

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The BioDent is a Reference Point Indenter that allows for direct measurement of bone tissue strength. The reference point shields the inner probe from soft tissue, and allows for a reference for displacment measurements at the site of contact.
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The BioDent is a Reference Point Indenter that allows for direct measurement of bone tissue strength. The reference point shields the inner probe from soft tissue, and allows for a reference for displacment measurements at the site of contact.
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microCT

X-ray microtomography
Starting at $84.00 per hour

Scanner time (Skyscan1172 or Skyscan 1173)

$84/hr academic rate ($70/hr internal UTHSCSA studies)
$140/hr for profit institutions

The Skyscan1172 desktop microCT system has an X-Ray source with a range of energy between 30 and 100 kV and a CCD camera with 1k, 2k and 4k pixel settings with a maximum of 8000 x 8000 pixels in... Show more »

Scanner time (Skyscan1172 or Skyscan 1173)

$84/hr academic rate ($70/hr internal UTHSCSA studies)
$140/hr for profit institutions

The Skyscan1172 desktop microCT system has an X-Ray source with a range of energy between 30 and 100 kV and a CCD camera with 1k, 2k and 4k pixel settings with a maximum of 8000 x 8000 pixels in every slice. Depending on the object size images with up to a 1 micron nominal resolution can be acquired. Cone-beam scanning facilitates fast acquisition of large volumes of data.

The Skyscan1173 desktop microCT system has a higher energy range (40 to 130 kV) and a larger gantry that accomodates larger, denser samples (140 mm diameter and 200 mm length maximums). The X-ray detector is a distortion-free flat panel sensor with 2240x2240 pixels and is able to acheive a spatial resolution of 4 microns.

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BMD Micro CT

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Physical Analysis Methods

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Project Management

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Data Services

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Assay Development

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Image Analysis

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Tomography Services

Computed tomography services
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Computational Modeling

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Imaging & Spectroscopy

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Radiography

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Outpatient Assessments

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Clinical Research

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Engineering and Fabrication

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Strength Analysis

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Weston Fath

Core Technician
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Vaida Glatt

Core Director
  • Positive review for Bone Scan Image Analysis:

    October 2015

    "We have been working in this Project for quite some time and the professionalism that the Core lab has shown during the process is outstanding. More than a service we feel the Core lab has teemed up with us to make sure the information obtained has the best quality. Thanks for a job well done."

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    Haithem BabikerFebruary 2015

    Excellent service! Very dependable with great customer service. We have tested them out on a variety of different samples and we were impressed. I highly recommend them!

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