A Note Regarding Our Response to COVID-19
Our facility has resumed activities.
We are implementing the following temporary measures to ensure everyone’s safety:
- We have created a no-contact sample drop-off and pick-up location by the windowsill outside the entry door, near the hallway telephone. Please coordinate transfers in advance. If possible, use alcohol-resistant markers/labels to identify sample tubes.
- There will be no self-service offerings inside N-4081 until further notice. For extenuating circumstances, contact Dr. Youngstrom and we will identify a solution.
- Meetings/consultations will be conducted remotely. The doors to N-4081 will remain closed. Physical staffing hours may be reduced and/or irregular.
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 2 µm. 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.