Imaging modalities such as computed tomography (CT) have become an essential tool for research, particularly in bone biology, tumour metastasis, and body composition studies. These techniques can provide quantitative information regarding bone mass and structure, osteolysis, response to intervention, abdominal fat measurements, and a number of other markers.
A Bruker / Skyscan 1276 high-resolution in-vivo micro-CT system is available for research use on the St. Vincent’s Hospital campus. Researchers interested in using this equipment should contact Prof. Natalie Sims in the first instance (03 9231 2555) or email.
In the research setting, these techniques enable non-invasive imaging in a broad range of research programs.
Some of these applications can be seen in recent papers using our micro-CT at SVI: