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HSDM Micro CT Core

Director: McBride, Jim

Location: 188 Longwood Avenue, REB 316, Boston, MA 02115

Core Summary:

The Harvard School of Dental Medicine under the direction of The Office of Research operates a core facility composed of two micro CT machines.

Institutions:
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Personnel/Contact Information:

Director: McBride, Jim
Phone: (617) 432-5613
Email

Member: Martin, John R.
Role: Micro CT Technician
Phone: (617) 432-2120
Email

Facilities and Equipment:

Location of Core: 188 Longwood Avenue, REB 316, Boston, MA 02115

Major Equipment:

  • Avizo Fire
  • SCANCO µCT 35
  • Scanco MicroCT software
  • Xradia MicroXCT-200
  • Xradia software
Services:
  • Mouse Long Bone Scans

    "Time: 1 hour will be charged per long bone, this type of scan includes the following:

    * Scan time on the Scanco uCT 35
    * Image reconstruction / processing
    * Standard sample analysis

    The parameters reported during a typical long bone scan include:

    * BV/TV [1] – A ratio of bone volume to total volume
    * Tb.N [mm] - Trabecular number
    * Tb.Th [mm] - Trabecular thickness
    * TB.Sp [mm] - Trabecular separation
    * M.BV/TV [1] – A ratio of bone volume to total volume in the medullary of the long bone.
    * C.Th [mm] – Cortical thickness

    Data will be reported as an Excel spreadsheet. We will also produce standard images of both scanned regions. Non-standard images will be produced for a fee per hour of technical assistance and processing time."

  • Mouse Vertebrae Scans

    "Time: 1 hour will be charged per vertebrae, this type of scan includes the following:

    * Scan time on the Scanco uCT 35
    * Standard sample analysis

    The parameter collected during a typical long bone scan include:

    * BV/TV [1] – A ratio of bone volume to total volume
    * Tb.N [mm] - Trabecular number
    * Tb.Th [mm] - Trabecular thickness
    * TB.Sp [mm] - Trabecular separation

    Data will be reported as an Excel spreadsheet. We will also produce standard images of both scanned regions. Non-standard images will be produced for a fee per hour of technical assistance and processing time."

  • Variable Analysis (all analysis not included in the standard long bone or vertebrae packages)

    "Time: Variable depending on your project, please work with us to understand the requirements of your project. This includes:

    * Technician time
    * Computer processing time

    Possibilities:

    * Non-standard images
    * Simple videos
    * Complex videos
    * Custom quantification
    * More!

    Software Available

    * Scanco software (simple and segmented images and videos, simple / complex quantification)
    * Xradia software (simple images, simple videos)
    * Avizo Fire (Simple/complex images, simple/complex videos, simple/complex quantification)"

  • Variable Scans (All other than standard long bone and vertebrae scans)

    "Time: Variable depending on your project, please work with us to understand the requirements of your project. This includes:

    * Technician time to load your sample and start the scan
    * Scan time on the Scanco uCT 35 or Xradia MicroXCT-200

    Does NOT include:

    * Analysis
    * Image reconstruction on the Xradia

    Analysis options:

    * Take data and use own software (ImageJ, etc.)
    * Internal users may be granted access to Avizo Fire or Scanco software for a limited time
    * See “variable analysis” for more options"


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Last updated: 2015-11-19T12:38:24.403-06:00