Analysis of Bone Architecture in Rodents Using Microcomputed Tomography

  • Robert J. van ‘t Hof
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 816)


This chapter describes the use of microcomputed tomography scanning for analysing bone structure, focussing on rodent bone. It also discusses sample preparation, the correct set-up of the scanner, and the impact of some of the important scanner settings.

Key words

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


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Genetics and Molecular MedicineUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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