CS Small Animal Computer Tomography

The Core Service provides access to two different small animal CT instruments. They allow for X-ray based imaging and analysis of organs and body composition (e.g. fat content, bones, tumors) in live animals. However, animals have to be sedated by appropriate means for the recording of the primary data.

Two CT scanners are available:

  • La Theta CT for X-ray-based scanning and 3D image reconstruction
  • IVIS Spectrum CT for X-ray-based scanning, additionally: fluorescence or phosphorescence based imaging.

All IVIS modalities can be used, also in combination, for volumetric and optical tomographic applications.

Time slots for the small animal CTs may be reserved here .

La Theta CT generated cross-sectional images of a mouse
Left panel: Density-based grayscale image: bones (white), organs (gut, muscle etc) in light grey, fat (dark grey), air (black).
FLI: Density-based grayscale image
Right panel: Fat distribution analysis; lean tissue (turquoise), visceral fat (magenta) and subcutaneous fat (yellow).
FLI: Fat distribution analysis

Contact

Juliane Brüchert
Radiation Protection Commissioner
+49 3641 65-6062
juliane.bruechert@leibniz-fli.de

Legal requirements to be met before accessing the CTs:

  • Radiation safety instruction - before starting and once every 12 months thereafter
  • Guest access – please inquire, contract required

Please, be aware that both CTs are housed in one of our animal facilities requiring access authorization by the responsible animal facility staff (contact: Dominique Galendo, phone: 6077).

Internal Users:
Booking of time slots at the CTs

External Users:
Guest access – Please inquire, contract required.

Additional Links and Downloads:

Intranet - See available  Downloads  regarding:

  • FLI radiation protection instruction files
  • FLI CT Radiation Protection Directive (German only)
  • User Manual LaTheta and IVIS CT in German
  • User Manual LaTheta and IVIS CT in English
  • Organization of Radiation Protection at the FLI

External Sources:

X-ray Ordinance (German only: Röntgenverordnung)

Team

Name Phone Email Position
Christof Birch-Hirschfeld +49 3641 656607 christof.birch-hirschfeld@leibniz-fli.de Radiation protection commissioner
Juliane Brüchert +49 3641 656062/6081 juliane.bruechert@leibniz-fli.de Radiation protection commissioner

For publications of individual CS members:  publications search