The Micro CT sub-Core laboratory serves as a primary resource for the Department of Physiology and Biophysics faculty, staff and students as well as investigators from other departments at UMMC and other Institutions on a fee for service basis. The sub-Core laboratory is directed by Dr. Alejandro R. Chade, MD, who is available to assist you with any inquiries.
The micro-CT scanner (SkyScan 1076, Bruker Biospin Corp., MA) is in Dr. Chade’s laboratory, located in the first floor of the new Guyton Building (G-164) of the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
The micro-CT scanner has the capability of scanning and 3D reconstruction in vivo and ex vivo of the ultrastructure of virtually any organ or tissue from any species as well as whole small animals (e.g. mice, rats). It is a high-resolution low-dose X-ray scanner capable of in vivo and in vitro 2D and 3D reconstruction with a spatial resolution and details detectability of 9µm. The system has a built-in lead shielding that allows scanning without the need of a special room. Its main components are a spectroscopic x-ray source and a 10 megapixel X-ray detector. The image reconstruction and processing of the tomographic images is performed on a dedicated cluster of powerful computers, as well as analysis of the tomographic images performed on 3 additional workstations computers.
The services offered include:
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Director:Alejandro R. Chade, MD, FAHAProfessorOffice: G161(601) 984-2898