Behin Nagareh (BN) Co. is the first and only manufacturer of micro-CT scanners in Iran and the Middle East. A micro-CT scanner is a high-tech device for non-destructive 3D imaging of the internal structure of various objects ranging from sandstones to living organisms using X-ray in a micrometer scale.
Considering the absence of such technology in the country and the region, along with fast-growing need for micro-CT scanners in a large spectrum of industry and research field, including, but not limited to, dentistry, botany, entomology, tissue engineering, geology, petroleum engineering, archeology and paleontology, material sciences, civil engineering, electronics, mechanical engineering, and so on, Behin Negareh Co., with the support of the Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology and Tehran University of Medical Sciences, decided to design and manufacture the first type micro-CT scanner using national expertise with world-class quality. Now and for the first time, the technological infrastructure of micro-CT imaging equipment has been established by Behin Nagareh Co. in the country.
Relying on the knowledge and expertise of national specialists in different fields of electronics, mechanics, algorithm and programming, medical physics, medical imaging, image processing and analysis, and high-tech project management, two types of scanners, LOTUS-NDT and LOTUS-inVivo, and LOTUS software package, were designed and developed within a short period of time.
With further understanding of researchers' needs, devices and software were provided with multiple updates. Today more than 30 educational and research centers have benefited from the advantages of micro-CT imaging technology provided by Behin Negareh Co. so far.