At universities, pharmaceutical manufacturing
companies and in other research fields, a variety of
research using experimental animal s i s being
conducted, including research into bone diseases, as
well as drug administration evaluations, and fat
measurements for metabolic research. The main
experimental animals are rats, mice, and rabbits. In this
context, X-ray CT systems are often used to observe
and analyze the bones of small animals, and for
research on the teeth of humans and small animals.
Observations of small animals consists of in vivo CT
imaging of living animals, and in vitro CT imaging of
dead animals and excised parts.
This article introduces imaging (in vitro) CT data from
mouse femurs, taken using the inspeXio SMX-100CT,
as well as analytical results from 3-dimensional analysis
software utilizing the CT data.