Quantitative Micro-Imaging

The Quantitative Micro-Imaging Facility is equipped to provide both ex- and in-vivo micro-tomography (µCT).  Using both a desktop specimen scanner, and a human extremity scale scanner, we have the capability to perform Bone Morphometry, Skeletal Phenotyping, Cancer and Vascular Imaging, and Osteoporosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Imaging.  We can also perform Fourier Transform Infrared Imaging (FTIR).

Getting Started

We provide you with full support along all aspects of your study. Beginning the process is easy. You may begin by contacting us with any questions and preliminary ideas for your experiment.




  • Scanco XtremeCT
    -3D In Vivo Human or Animal Imaging
    -Nominal Isotropic Resolution of 41 microns


  • Scanco µCT 50
    -3D Specimen Imaging in Liquid or Air
    -Nominal Isotropic Resolution of 0.5 microns
    -Scanning performed through the Core Center for Musculoskeletal Biology and Medicine
    -Specialized/custom analysis performed through the Quantitative Micro-Imaging Core

Imaging Capabilities

  • Bone Morphometry and Skeletal Phenotyping
  • Cancer and Vascular Imaging
  • Biomaterials
  • Osteoporosis Imaging
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Imaging
  • Large-Scale Ex-Vivo Samples
  • Multi-Modal Imaging (MRI)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Imaging (FTIR)

Data Analysis and Management


The QMIF is integrated with the Quantitative Image Processing Center (QUIPC), to provide start-to-finish image analysis and data management.  

  • Morphometry
  • Volumetric Quantification
  • Segmentation
  • Co-Registration
  • Quantitative Parametric Maps
  • 3D Visualization
  • Custom Analysis Software Development