Industrial Computed tomography (CT) yields useful insights for biological and medical research, revealing internal features of non-living specimens and implanted medical devices in great detail
As a specialized nondestructive testing lab, we obtain high precision data from a range of organic and biological specimens without needing to damage them. With nondestructive and non-contact testing systems, we ensure samples are carefully scanned in a regulated environment, preserving their original condition.
Our NDT lab has the greatest diversity of industrial CT systems in North America, including an exclusive high-energy computed tomography system for inspection of larger samples up to 44.5” in diameter by 63” inches in height. We also have a host of radiographic testing and external 3D scanning capabilities for fulfilling a variety of requirements. Our inspection process is thorough and customized for client needs, providing accurate and unbiased data.
Advanced Nondestructive Inspection of Biological Specimens
- Post Mortem Inspection
The adaptability of CT lends itself to detailed inspection of specimens for a range of research and medical applications. The x-ray technology allows for non-contact internal inspection and virtual sectioning of non-living human specimens, organs, and parts. For example, our services provide CT data for checking the condition of repaired or cracked bones, assessing bone adhesion to implants, and evaluating implanted medical devices, meshes, and artificial joints. CT analyses can also aid in reverse engineering of implanted medical designs. Industrial computed tomography also offers the benefit of micron level resolution for improved detection of finer details not possible with medical CT systems.
- Advanced Imaging of Fossils & Animals
For studying fossils, organic remains, and animal specimens, CT generates valuable insights for biological research by obtaining highly detailed imaging of internal anatomical features. Specimens can be virtually sliced with CT, providing critical data of characteristics like bone distribution, skeletal and dental structures, and other anatomical features. Actual/nominal comparisons are also available with CT. For example, surface data from one specimen can be superimposed on another to identify subtle differences in morphology.