Where are we?
- Address: 707 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco, CA 94143 / fax: (415) 476-0858, Department of Preventive & Restorative Dental Sciences, Box 0758.
- We are located on the 2nd floor of the Dental Sciences building.
MicroXCT-200 is a 3D tomographic x-ray transmission microscope. This
bench top unit has a high spatial resolution (0.5 μm) and can sample
non-living tissues to see critical internal structure, features, and
defects. The instrument can scan both mineralized and soft tissues such
as bone osteocytes, Sharpey’s fiber inserts, vasculature, peritubular
dentin, PDL, and embryonic tissues. The MicroXCT-200 will complement
other high resolution imaging techniques like atomic force microscopy
and will foster new opportunities through interdepartmental and campus
wide collaborations. This facility is also open to outside users within
the UC systems, other universities, and industries. Like a CAT-scan
(computer aided tomography) at the micron scale, this instrument is
economical, versatile, and an easy-to-use tool for a wide range of
applications. The approximate operable energy range of this system is
~30kV-90kV, and the available magnifications are: 2X, 4X, 10X, 20X, and
40X. The stage can rise to a maximum height of ~40 mm.