Musculoskeletal Imaging

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The MCI Core specializes in quantitative 2-D and 3-D micro-computed tomography (µCT) of the calcified tissues including bone, cartilage, and teeth, biomineralized soft tissues, tumors with calcified lesions, and biomaterials containing calcium phosphate.

 CONTACT INFORMATION
 Stacey Russell, Operations Manager
Email: mci@umassmed.edu
Phone: (508) 856-4947
 Faculty Director:
Jane B. Lian, Ph.D.
Professor of Orthopedics & Physical Rehabilitation
Jane.Lian@umassmed.edu
   Faculty Assistant Director:
Ellen Gravallese, M.D.
Department of Medicine
Professor of Rheumatology & Cell Biology
Ellen.Gravallese@umassmed.ed

SCANCO Medical µCT 40: for imaging and nondestructive quantitative analysis of harvested tissuemicrot

 

  • For Images analogous to histology
  • Visualization of samples in 2D and 3D imaging profiles
  • Single slice tomograms
  • 30 quantitative parameters for bone quality
    • Structure
    • Density
    • Porosity
    • Mechanical Properties (MOI values)

    ADDITIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES: for skeletal phenotyping by request

  • Dissection
  • Histology of non-decalcified and decalcified tissues
  • Vascularity
  • Mechanical Testing


To request MCI µCT services:                                                     Information for Users of MCI Core Services:
On-Campus Users [login required]                                                Information for MicroCT Users
Off-Campus Users                                                                        Procedures for Bone Preparation