Musculoskeletal Imaging

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The MCI Core specializes in quantitative 2-D and 3-D micro-computed tomography (µCT) of the calcified tissues including bone, cartilage, and teeth, biomineralized soft tissues, tumors with calcified lesions, and biomaterials containing calcium phosphate.

 Stacey Russell, Operations Manager
Phone: (508) 856-4947
 Faculty Director:
Jane B. Lian, Ph.D.
Professor of Orthopedics & Physical Rehabilitation
   Faculty Assistant Director:
Ellen Gravallese, M.D.
Department of Medicine
Professor of Rheumatology & Cell Biology

SCANCO Medical µCT 40: for imaging and nondestructive quantitative analysis of harvested tissuemicrot

  • For Images analogous to histology
  • Visualization of samples in 2D and 3D imaging profiles
  • Single slice tomograms
  • 30 quantitative parameters for bone quality
    • Structure
    • Density
    • Porosity
    • Mechanical Properties (MOI values)

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES: for skeletal phenotyping by request

  • Dissection
  • Histology of non-decalcified and decalcified tissues
  • Vascularity
  • Mechanical Testing
To request MCI µCT services:
On-Campus Users [login required]
Off-Campus Users
Information for Users of MCI Core Services:
Information for MicroCT Users
Procedures for Bone Preparation

CMI Sample Images

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