Micro & Nano Computed Tomography Advanced Imaging Core

provides 3-D imaging and quantitative analysis of structures/materials, including metals, silica-based chips and plastics.


Andrea Clark


BSRB (Rm 2231)
109 Zina Pitcher Pl, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School

Who We Serve

University of Michigan Researchers and External Researchers

Core Summary

The nano- and micro-Computed Tomography imaging core provides services for acquiring and quantitative analysis of three-dimensional images of biological and engineered materials, including metals, silica-based chips, scaffolds, and plastics. The core is capable of imaging mineralized tissues (e.g., bone, teeth); as well as soft tissues (e.g., tendons, ligaments, cartilage, blood vessels, muscle) with the aid of radiographic contrast agents.  Images can be acquired for both ex vivo and in vivo (microCT only) studies.  This core is managed and operated by members of the Orthopaedic Research Laboratories.

Service Categories: Animal Research; Chemical, Material and Protein Characterization ; Data Tools and Analysis ; Engineering ; Histology, Pathology and Tissue ; Human Research ; Imaging


  • CT Image analysis

  • Ex vivo CT Scanning
    Micro CT, Nano CT,


  • In vivo/Bruker Skyscan 1176 high resolution micro-CT imaging system 1176
    Bruker, Equipment Available For Use
  • Phoenix x-ray | Nanotom m
    GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies, Core Use Only