inspeXio SMX-90CT Plus
Benchtop Microfocus X-ray CT System
Built to be easy to use, speedy, and compact, the inspeXio SMX-90CT Plus benchtop X-ray CT system makes CT imaging simple for everyone. Offering a compact benchtop design and calibration-free operability, the SMX-90CT Plus is equipped with the HPC inspeXio high-performance computing system and a DICOM conversion function. While retaining the compact design of the previous model, the system now provides easier, faster CT imaging and analysis of biological samples, pharmaceuticals, bone samples, molded plastic parts, and small electronic parts.
Scanning can start as soon as the sample is positioned.
No troublesome calibrations are required.Simply position the sample and click the START button to begin the CT scan.
Scans require virtually no calculation time.
The SMX-90CT is equipped with the HPC inspeXio high-performance computing system, so reconstruction calculations take almost no time.
The multi planar reconstruction (MPR) display is available as soon as the scan is finished.
Although this is a compact benchtop X-ray CT system, it can accommodate 160 mm dia. × 100 mm (H) samples, and scan with up to a 50 mm dia. field of view.
System Structure and Basic Principles
The measurement target (sample) is positioned betweenthe X-ray generator and the X-ray detector, as shown in the figure below. X-ray fluoroscopic data is collected from every angle by rotating the sample 360 degrees, and tomographic images (CT images) are calculated.
MPR Display(arbitrary cross sectional display)
MPR stands for Multi Planar Reconstruction. Multiple CT images are stacked in a virtual space, and four images - a CT image, mutually orthogonal longitudinal section images, and an arbitrary section image orthogonal to the longitudinal section images - are arranged for display.
VR stands for Volume Rendering.
Multiple CT images are stacked in a virtual space, and rendered in three dimensions.
Simple, Calibration-Free Operation
No calibration is necessary. After positioning the sample and adjusting the CT scanning position, simply click the START button to start scanning immediately.
High-Performance Computing System
The SMX-90CT is equipped standard with the HPC inspeXio high-performance computing system, which adopts the latest high-performance computing (HPC) technology. When scanning is complete, the MPR data can be viewed with no delay for the reconstruction calculations.
Compact, but Capable of Scanning a Variety of Samples
Despite its compact benchtop design, this system can accommodate a broad range of samples, from small to large. A specialized method for offset scanning has been adopted, enabling accurate CT scans while maintaining a large scanning field of view.
DICOM Conversion Function
The CT image data can be converted to DICOM format, the world standard for medical imaging.
This function is essential for analyses using medical imaging analysis software.Note: Operation with all DICOM-compatible software is not guaranteed.
Note: CT image brightness is displayed in 16-bit grayscale, and does not correspond to Hounsfield units. A conversion function is provided for CT image brightness values via manual entry.
Image Browsing Function
Thumbnails can be displayed for all of the images saved in a folder. Just as with Windows Explorer, you can select the CT image storage location, and display the CT images in the selected folder in a 2x2, 3x3, or 4x4 format.
Planning Double Oblique Function
Even if samples were tilted during the CT scan, a new series of tilt-corrected cross sectional images can be obtained, and MPR can then be used again to display any cross section.
Door Interlock Mechanism (for X-rays)
Double interlock circuits are provided on the sliding door. X-ray exposure is impossible when the sliding door is open.
This product is certified as Shimadzu's Eco-Products Plus.
Reduced power consumption by 44% compared with conventional Shimadzu's products.