A biomedical imaging project to develop a dedicated x-ray microscopy for high resolution 3D biomedical microscopy.
X-ray imaging is an extremely popular tool in a broad range of applications, from medical diagnosis to security, through to non-destructive testing. Most of the recent x-ray technology has been initially developed at large facilities such as synchrotrons, and more innovations are to come thanks to novel diffraction-limited storage rings and x-ray free electron lasers (FELs). The role – and much of the strength – of large scale facilities is to pave the way for innovation in x-ray science, technology and applications.
We are developing an x-ray micro-CT system optimized for imaging hydrated biological specimen such as cell cultures in vivo. The system will work in tandem with an inverted fluorescence microscope to produce morphological and molecular imaging of the specimen.