Ultra-high resolution x-ray imaging is an important tool in investigating a variety of disease states. From metastatic cancer to arthritis and osteoporosis, small animal models are commonly used. Both in vivo and ex vivo planar imaging is used to screen, track, and evaluate structural changes in these studies. Cabinet x-ray systems allow researchers to take images directly in the vivarium to protect the integrity of the colony. These planar imaging systems are less expensive, subject animals to lower doses, and provide faster results than microCT systems.
- Bone regeneration
- Tumor growth