Our Quantitative Imaging Centre is located at our Edmonton Research Park facility. We utilize the Toshiba Aquilion One X-ray CT scanner, a third generation 320-slice helical scanner. It is capable of imaging up to 1.9m in length with a field of view up to 50cm in diameter.

With 72kW of power and advanced iterative reconstruction, the scanner can acquire low-noise images in seconds or minutes (as fast as one-third of a second in volume mode). The machine also has a nominal voxel size down to 1/3mm. The 72cm bore and 300kg weight limit can accommodate dynamic, large-scale experiments in a laboratory setting to identify materials (primarily liquid) via density analysis. Additionally, we can create comprehensive 3D reconstructions and animations of dynamic objects.

The CT scanner has been used for a variety of applications, ranging from straightforward imaging of core samples (rock samples extracted from oil wells) to more intricate transient imaging involving the settling of solids in tailing pond samples. More novel applications include the imaging of prehistoric dinosaur fossils and hockey equipment.

Our CT imaging technology provides a very consistent, non-intrusive, and safe method of viewing the internals of the scanned samples. While a lot of information can be discovered about the sample from other tests, obtaining images of the internal characteristics of samples are often key to obtaining a comprehensive understanding.

CT imagining machine conducting an experiment

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Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging Centre