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The UConn Health MicroCT Imaging Facility provides core services of three-dimensional imaging and quantitation of mineralized tissue morphometry using high-resolution X-ray computed microtomography (microCT).

MicroCT imaging resolves features within mineralized structures to length scales as small as ~10 ┬Ám. Image analysis tools can be used to measure standard morphometric parameters associated with trabecular and cortical bone, or customized to develop novel strategies applicable to craniofacial measurements, fracture repair, tissue engineering scaffolds, etc. With X-ray attenuation calibrated accurately through a range of hydroxyapatite mineral densities, true mineralization gradients and mineralized mass are obtainable for quantitation.