Analysis of Bone Architecture in Rodents Using Micro-Computed Tomography

  • Robert J. van ’t HofEmail author
  • Enrico Dall’Ara
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1914)


This chapter describes the use of micro-computed tomography scanning for analyzing bone structure, focussing on rodent bone. It discusses sample preparation, the correct setup of the scanner, the impact of some of the important scanner settings and new applications.

Key words

X-ray 3D Rodent Computerized tomography Imaging CT Micro-CT 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Ageing and Chronic DiseaseUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.Department of Oncology and Metabolism and Insigneo Institute for in Silico MedicineUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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