Services

The BN Micro Computed Tomography Center, located on the Incubation Center for Medical Equipment and Devices (ICMED), houses LOTUS systems with the versatility to scan all kind of samples ( e.g. oil core plugs, bone and teeth samples, etc.) at high resolution. Scan reconstruction and analysis software can be used on the LOTUS scanning systems or they can be installed on individual laboratory workstations. full-service scanning is available.

LOTUS-NDT, LOTUS-inVitro and LOTUS-inVivo systems are available.

Equipment Specifications:

Maximum Object Size

LOTUS-NDT :The diameter of objects to be scanned must not exceed 2 inch. the length of object must not exceed 120 mm.

LOTUS-inVivo and LOTUS-inVitro: The diameter of objects to be scanned must not exceed 80 mm. the length of object must not exceed 120 mm.

Resolution

LOTUS-NDT: 3 µm nominal / 1 µm smallest pixel size.

LOTUS-inVitro: 10 µm nominal / 3 µm smallest pixel size.

LOTUS-inVivo: 30 µm nominal / 10 µm smallest pixel size.

Scan Time

All LOTUS systems adjust the source to camera distance to minimize scan time for each selected magnification (1-240 minutes, depending on resolution and pixels used)

X-ray Source

LOTUS-NDT: Sealed micro-focus X-ray tube, air-cooled, <5 µm spot size @40 W, Wide range kVp, 0-600 µA

LOTUS-inVitro and LOTUS-inVivo: Sealed micro-focus X-ray tube, air-cooled, <5 µm spot size @8 W, 45-90 kV, 0-200 µA

X-ray Detector

3 MP 16-bit digital camera.

Host And Reconstruction Computer

LOTUS Workstation with 16 Cores AMD Ryzen CPU, NVIDIA Geforce 4 GB GPU, 128 GB RAM

Multi-Threaded and Parallel GPU-based Available.

Reconstruction Algorithms

Convolution with filtered back-projection for cone-beam (Feldkamp)

Pricing:

All service and equipment use are charged on an hourly basis. Typically imaging time for a volume of interest varies between 10 minutes to 240 minutes.

Lower resolution scans (several micron resolution) are typically at the faster end of the scale.




Imaging Prices:

Service Pricing
LOTUS-NDT

Price:
500,000 Tomans per hour
or
50 $ per hour
Service Pricing
LOTUS-inVitro

Price:
400,000 Tomans per hour
or
40 $ per hour
Service Pricing
LOTUS-inVivo

Price:
300,000 Tomans per hour
or
30 $ per hour


Analysis Prices:

Analysis Service Pricing
Analysis Level 1
* basic analysis, e.g. pore-size distribution calculations from generated 3D model.
* analysis of 1 parameter.

Price:
200,000 Tomans per hour
or
20 $ per hour

Analysis Service Pricing
Analysis Level 2
* intermediate analyses, e.g. permeability, effective pore-size distribution calculations from generated 3D model.
* analyses of 2 parameters.

Price:
300,000 Tomans per hour
or
30 $ per hour

Analysis Service Pricing
Analysis Level 3
* advanced analyses, e.g. 3D pore network modeling and pore shape analyses, Crack analysis and Impurity characterization.
* providing analyses of more than 3 parameters.
Price:
400,000 Tomans per hour
or
40 $ per hour



For submitting an imaging task, fill the imaging request form.

If you need free Micro-CT sample datasets of any objects, feel free to contact us. We’ll provide you the required sample dataset as soon as possible.

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