Micro Computed Tomography (Micro CT)
The Orthopedic Surgery department in the College of Medicine has an Imtek MicroCAT II scanner located in the Coleman animal facility. This is an X-ray computed tomography system capable of performing non-invasive imaging studies of tissue specimens or rats or mice in vivo.
This imaging modality is particularly suited for studies involving:
* Skeletal biology and disease
* Joint degeneration
* Cardiovascular and respiratory disease
* Functional imaging with integrated microCT/SPECT
For in vivo imaging, the LACU veterinary technicians can perform anesthetic induction, maintenance and monitoring.
For more information about this system and pricing, please visit http://www.uthsc.edu/research/research_resources/MicroCat_SPECT/index.php
Timothy D. Mandrell, D.V.M.
Laboratory Animal Care Unit
956 Court Avenue,
Memphis, TN 38163