in Reuters Technology News
microtomographer releases his latest stunning images - micro-CT scans of
the humble mason bee. Jim Drury reports.
This is the mason bee as never
seen before. The micro-CT scans were produced by award-winning
microtomographer Javier Alba-Tercedor. The University of Granada zoology
professor uses a SkyScan 1172 scanner to produce pinpoint images. Mason
bees are named for their habit of nest-building using mud or masonry
products. Effective pollinators, they do not produce honey or beeswax.
The scans won Alba-Tercedor 'Best Picture Award' at a recent micro-CT
scan contest in Brussels.
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(without adverts) in El Pais.
Starring in Euronews
Euronews - the most
watched channel in Europe - shows how use of the SkyScan instrument from Bruker microCT helps
to find an answer for future food challenges.
At the CNR in Ercolano,
not far from Naples, scientists are leading in-depth 3D analyses to
study how seeds respond to these stress tests. "For the farmer it's
important to be sure to cultivate a plant that has a good yield for his
business. We also study the seed's various components, each of which has
properties that can be attractive to consumers," says researcher Giacomo
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microCT System Integrated in Instron® Testing Machine
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New SkyScan 1276 In-Vivo Micro-CT Introduced at the WMIC2016 in
3.9 seconds shortest scanning cycle,
2.8 micron highest nominal resolution,
Spiral (helical) and
07-Jul-2016: Educational Video on X-ray Microtomography
and our German distributor Markus J. Heneka / RJL are starring in
educational video on X-ray
Inspection and Industrial Computed Tomography.
See it on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcWjZbXiFkM)
15-Feb-2016: 1000 SkyScan X-ray Micro-CT Installations
has overcome the milestone of 1000 installations of SkyScan X-ray
systems. Based on twenty years of
innovation and developments,
we are proud to be the world's biggest supplier of micro-CT and nano-CT
We would like to share this success
with all our users who are trusting our technology, and invite all
future users to join our micro-CT community!
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Bruker microCT at BCEIA 2015, Beijing, China
BCEIA 2015 -
16th Beijing Conference and Exhibition on
Instrumental Analysis - took place at China
National Convention Center in Beijing
October 27-30, 2015. The exhibition
covered all types of analytical instruments
such as microscopes, chromatographs and
spectroscopes, laboratory equipment,
reagents and chemicals to calibration
facilities. The visitors of the exhibition
include experts from various fields such as
life sciences, food processing,
environmental monitoring, quality assurance,
chemical industry, steel and metallurgy,
electronics, equipment manufacturing, tool
production, farming and forestry. It is
one of the largest exhibition of analytical
instruments in the east with tens of
thousands visitors from many countries.
microCT participated in this exhibition as a
part of the Bruker booth with live demonstration of our
SkyScan-1272 system, high-resolution desk-to
microCT instrument. During exhibition big
number of demo scans for potential customers
and booth visitors has been done. It
generated great interest from exhibition
visitors to technology of non-destructive 3D
imaging developed by Bruker microCT. The team of application and
marketing people from Bruker microCT together
with representatives from Bruker China presented micro-CT
technology and full range of our instruments
for material science and life science
22-Oct-2015: SkyScan-1275: Fast, Automated Micro-CT for Scientific
Research and Industrial Applications
The new SkyScan1275 desk-top microtomograph is
specially designed for fast scanning using new advances in the
technology of X-ray sources and efficient flat-panel detectors. It opens
the possibility for reducing scan time down to a few minutes without
compromising image quality. The SkyScan1275 provides a high level of
automation. Simple push of a button on the front of the system starts an
auto-sequence of a fast scan followed by reconstruction and volume
rendering executed during scanning of the next sample.
for more details.
SkyScan1275 brochure (PDF, 7Mb)
Reveals Secrets of a
Mysterious Silver Box
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25-Mar-2015: World's First Commercially Available Phase-Contrast Micro-CT
A new way to reveal previously
invisible features of objects non-destructively and in 3D is realized in
the world’s first commercially available phase-contrast desk-top
microtomography scanner, the SkyScan1294. On top of traditionally
observed local object absorption, the system allows you to reveal local
X-ray refraction and scattering in object features, far beyond
reconstructed pixel sizes.
The new SkyScan-1294 is based on the
unique technology of phase-contrast imaging with polychromatic X-rays
patented by the Paul Scherrer Institute at the Swiss Light Source
(Zurich, Switzerland) and licensed to Bruker microCT for
for more details.
22-Jan-2015: First Installation of Grating Phase-Contrast Micro-CT
The SkyScan 1294 desk-top
phase-contrast X-ray microtomograph has been successfully installed in
the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (Wels, Austria)
for the research group of Prof. Johann Kastner (www.3dct.at). The system includes a
specially designed microfocus X-ray source, an 11 megapixel cooled X-ray
camera and a precise three-grating Talbot-Lau X-ray interferometer for
simultaneous extraction of absorption contrast, differential phase
contrast and dark-field (scattering) images. It can obtain co-registered
3D reconstructions of all these listed modalities using provided
software for both GPU-accelerated reconstruction and the worlds' fastest
hierarchical InstaRecon® reconstruction (reconstruction time for full
volume in 1K format is 10-20 seconds or several minutes for full volume
in 2K and 4K formats).
The first installed phase-contrast
system will primarily be used for detailed investigation of fiber
packaging in composite materials, for correlation with their physical
properties, as well as for a wide range of other samples from material
science and life science applications.
microCT introduces the
a new high-resolution X-ray nano-CT (computed tomography) system with
the widest available range of object sizes and spatial resolutions. With
for the first time one single instrument allows for scanning and 3D
non-destructive reconstruction of internal microstructure of large
objects as well as for submicron resolution for small samples. This
Multiscale X-Ray Nanotomograph opens unique possibilities for 3D imaging
and exact modeling of materials in oil and gas exploration, composite
materials, fuel cells, electronic assemblies, etc.
system allows for the scanning of larger objects up to 200mm in
diameter, where an accuracy of <50nm for samples up to 25kg is achieved
by high-precision air-bearing rotation. Combining a 600nm X-ray source
with two X-ray detectors — a 3Mp flat-panel and an 11Mp cooled CCD
detector — 8000x8000x2300 pixels can be reconstructed after a single
scan. The smallest detectable detail (smallest pixel size) is 100nm.
for more details
18-Mar-2014: Bruker micro-CT Academy
Bruker microCT is
proud to announce the
Bruker micro-CT Academy
Newsletter. The goal is to update you
on a monthly basis on our latest developments. In every Micro-CT Academy
Newsletter we will focus on a method note highlighting the use of
specific functions in hardware or software which you can apply to your
research area. You will also find links to new software releases and
upcoming conferences where we will exhibit.
We look forward to welcoming
you as a member of the microCT network!
Mobiles: Now Also for Android Tablets and Phones
In addition to previously
introduced volume rendering application for Apple mobile devices, Bruker
microCT developed similar volume rendering application for mobiles
operating system. It is now available as a free download on the
store. The application for
iPhone, iPod and iPad is also
free available on the
Any 3D results obtained
using SkyScan scanners can be sent to a mobile device for realistic
visualization by real-time volume rendering with the possibility of 3D
object manipulation, virtual cut, adjustments of object’s opacity and
colors, etc. The exported reconstruction data and color schemes are
stored in the local memory of the mobile device and do not require any
connection or uploading during volume manipulations. A large number of
reconstructed datasets can be loaded to the memory of a mobile device to
share results with colleagues and for demonstration at scientific
A new version of
with direct reading of DICOM files and exporting to mobile apps is also
available for downloading.